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Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed

Last Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif., Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, climbed into the cockpit of a 13-foot robot and began flailing his arms as though warming up for a workout, causing the robot’s enormous appendages to mimic his movements. (more…)

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Netflix Introduces Button to Skip Opening Credits of TV Episodes

Sometimes you’re in the middle of a binge-watching marathon of your favorite show on Netflix when the episode ends in a super-suspenseful cliffhanger. Of course, you’re dying to find out what happens next, only to have the gratification postponed by a lengthy opening sequence. Well, TV addicts, Netflix is here

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WATCH: Google Play Music Launches Its First Original Podcast, ‘City Soundtracks’

Google Play Music has today launched its first original podcast, City Soundtracks. Available on Google’s streaming service (and on iTunes!), the series will offer listeners a guide round the musical highlights of different cities, with each stop on the tour chaperoned by a local artist. (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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“Netflix for Christians”: Streaming Service For Christian Movies, ‘Pure Flix’, Now Available

Pure Flix is an Arizona-based media company that focuses on the acquisition, production and marketing of faith-inspired and family-friendly movies, television series, educational films, children’s series, etc. In short, it’s the more wholesome alternative of Netflix. Like the more popular video streaming service, a paid subscription is required to access

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AT&T Unveils Pricing Plans for DirecTV Now, Announces Streaming Channel Pacts With Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon

AT&T unveiled pricing plans for its DirecTV Now streaming service, set to launch Nov. 30, bringing the satcaster into the burgeoning business of offering internet-delivered TV packages for less than traditional cable or satellite services. (more…)

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Spanish-language Digital Entertainment Company Latin Everywhere Launches Pongalo

Spanish-language digital entertainment company Latin Everywhere said Tuesday that it has launched the beta version of Pongalo, a worldwide Spanish-language content streaming web destination and mobile app that debuts with is being billed as one of the largest collections of telenovela titles globally. (more…)

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