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1 hr ago | Seeking Alpha

The Majority Of Amazon's Acquisitions And Strategies Centered Around Prime

Investors should filter acquisitions and new initiative through an Amazon Prime lens to see how it may add value and stickiness to the business.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

5 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Amazon Plus Twitch Equals A Whole New Game

Close to $1 billion is a lot of scratch. But if you're Amazon, and you have growing aspirations in media, gaming and advertising, it makes sense.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Google, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, AdMob

Fri Aug 29, 2014

MediaPost

The Amazon Prime Pilot Parade Beg...

The Amazon Prime bake-off is back. As it has done before, the online pay service is offering subscribers five new series pilots they can vote on.

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Related Topix: Newsweek, Publishing, Media

WFAA-TV Dallas

GoogleX takes to the skies with secret drone project

GoogleX announces it has secretly been testing a delivery drone in Australian cattle country, throwing down the gauntlet to Amazon's Jeff Bezos who has his own drone ambitions GoogleX takes to the skies with secret drone project GoogleX announces it has secretly been testing a delivery drone in Australian cattle country, throwing down the gauntlet ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Business Journal

Amazon, Microsoft, others vie for Android startup Cyanogen

Cyanogen, led by CEO Kirk McMaster, is reportedly being considered for either acquisition or investment by a number of big names in technology including Amazon.com, Microsoft, Yahoo and Samsung.

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Related Topix: Android, Microsoft, Startups, Tellme, Tellme Networks, Yahoo!

Business Journal

Amazon's Twitch deal proves value of user-generated video

The Twitch Interactive Inc. logo is arranged for a photograph in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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DM News

How Amazon Ads Might Change the Game

Will the Great Recommender introduce "pretargeting" to the menu? Is it destined to become the King of Conversion? Or will its ad business simply settle in between Google's and Facebook's? When Amazon begins letting third-party advertisers tap into its shopper database and buy placements on Amazon.com later this year, as is widely expected, the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Social Software, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Media, IT Services, Audible, Marketing, Internet, Science / Technology

Engadget

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review: good for reading, but hardly the best budget tablet

There was a time when Barnes & Noble was so big, so dominating, that even Tom Hanks managed to look like a jerk when he played a book-chain executive .

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Related Topix: Barnes & Noble, Gadgets

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Motley Fool

Amazon's Fire Phone Fizzles: Here's Why It Doesn't Matter

In all, this appears to be a flop for Jeff Bezos and company. And while many analysts predicted that Amazon's Fire Phone would have a tough time in this market, myself included , let's all pump the brakes on writing the device's obituary.

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Apple, Startups, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

KIMA

Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, us Travel, Travel, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

ZDNet

Game of drones: Google readies Project Wing against Amazon's Prime Air

As the concept of the sharing economy continues to take hold of the tech world, delivery-themed startups are at the forefront.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Widevine Technologies, Search Engines

The Washington Post

Epilogue: Into the Amazon

Amazon has not even started airing its newest round of television shows, and it has already put up a new round of pilots for our consideration .

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Related Topix: Jeff Bezos, Education

Network World

Wireless competition heats up, and so do changes in executive ranks

AT&T's Ralph De La Vega greets Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Fire Phone launch in June.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Jeff Bezos, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology

Switched

Amazon, Twitter and Instagram Will Click4Life to Fight AIDS, Will You?

Last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers signed off on a program that would change the way we use the Internet forever.

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Related Topix: Social Software

Business Journal

Will Shaun Cassidy's Amazon TV pilot make it to a series?

Will "Hysteria," the Amazon.com Inc. TV pilot that was written and co-produced by 1970s teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy , make it into a full TV series? Amazon said the five pilots include Cassidy's "Hysteria" ; "The Cosmopolitans" ; "Hand of God" ; "Really" ; and "Red Oaks" "As part of its unique development process, Amazon gives customers an ... (more)

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CIO

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability.

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Related Topix: Dropbox, Microsoft, Google, Startups

CIO

NASA Launches Massive Cloud Migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the cloud.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

InfoWorld

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more True Converged infrastructure can cut datacenter costs in half.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Google, Startups

The Washington Post

Alibaba Profit More Than Amazon, EBay Combined Before U.S. IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has been described as a mixture of Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. during the preparation for its U.S. initial public offering.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Hunch, Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel, Internet, Science / Technology, Taobao

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Converge! Network Digest

Riverbed Annouces SteelStore Back-up for Amazon Web Services

Riverbed Technology announced an enterprise-class, cloud data backup and recovery solution that protects workloads running in AWS by backing them up in secondary cloud locations.

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Related Topix: Zeus Technology, Riverbed Technology, Startups

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