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Amazon Says Prime Members’ Consumption of Digital Media More Than Doubled in 2016

Internet retailing giant Amazon touted strong results of its Prime membership program — saying user consumption of video, music and book content in 2016 more than doubled — but the company, as is typical, didn’t provide specific metrics beyond that. (more…)

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How Amazon Got Its First Best Picture Oscar Nomination

With all the discussion of this year’s Oscar nominees—which embraced a more diverse range of performers and stories—another big industry change went largely unremarked on: the first Best Picture nomination for a film distributed by a streaming service. The movie? Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan’s weighty, if darkly funny

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Amazon to Begin Accepting Food Stamps This Summer

This summer, Amazon will begin accepting food stamps to pay for online grocery orders as part of a pilot program along with six other companies. (more…)

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Amazon’s Alexa Coming to Many More Devices This Year

Bark out “Alexa” in the congested halls of CES, and you would have heard a chorus of devices, from cars to smartphones to household appliances, answer back. (more…)

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HBO, Cinemax Now Available on Amazon Channels

Amazon Prime members can now sign up to stream “Westworld,” “Game of Thrones” and other current and past HBO programming, as well as original series and movies from Cinemax, on Amazon Channels. (more…)

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Amazon in Talks With Pro and College Sports Leagues to Live Stream Games

Online retailer and streaming video provider Amazon is reportedly talking with professional and college sports leagues in an attempt to put together a live sports streaming offering. (more…)

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