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Jay Carney Is Amazon’s New VP of Corporate Affairs

Jay Carney Is Amazon’s New VP of Corporate Affairs

By Josh Wolford February 26, 2015

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has spent the last year as a contributor to CNN, but now he’s stepping back into the realm of PR. Politico reports that Amazon has tapped Carney to be the new Senior Vice …

Amazon Prime Turns Ten Years Old Amazon Prime Turns Ten Years Old

Wanna feel old? Amazon Prime, the company’s premium subscription service that offers customers free two-day shipping on millions of products, is now a decade old. Amazon debuted the service in February of 2005. The company is celebrating the birthday by …

Amazon Prime Grew 53% Last Year Despite Price Hike Amazon Prime Grew 53% Last Year Despite Price Hike

According to Amazon, membership to its premium subscription service, Amazon Prime, saw no ill-effects from the rather significant price hike it received last spring. Worldwide Prime membership grew 53% in 2014, and US membership grew 50%, said CEO Jeff Bezos …

You Can Watch 'Transparent' for Free This Weekend You Can Watch 'Transparent' for Free This Weekend

If the new show Transparent just hit your radar because of its Golden Globes win and you’ve been itching to see what the fuss is about, this weekend offers you a chance. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, Transparent is …

You Can Get Amazon Prime for Just $72 This Saturday You Can Get Amazon Prime for Just $72 This Saturday

If you’ve been holding out on buying a subscription to Amazon Prime, the time has come. It’s probably not going to get much cheaper than it’ll be this Saturday (1/24). Amazon has announced that for one day only, new Prime …

What's on Amazon Prime but Not on Netflix?

FYI Amazon has a dedicated page called Prime Member Exclusives: Not on Netflix that lists every movie and TV show you can stream via Amazon Prime Instant Video, but not on Netflix. So, if you have both services and are …

Overstock.com Is Launching a Streaming Service Overstock.com Is Launching a Streaming Service

Overstock.com, the large online retailer, is jumping into the video-on-demand arena. The site, which averages some 30 million visitors every month, is planning on launching a content service – TV shows and movies – this year. According to CEO Patrick …

Amazon Is Going to Make Movies Now Amazon Is Going to Make Movies Now

Earlier this month, Amazon picked up its first-ever major award win, taking home a Golden Globe award for its original series Transparent. Is Amazon now shooting for Oscars? The company has announced plans to produce at least a dozen original …

Here Are 13 New Pilots You Can Watch Now on Amazon Here Are 13 New Pilots You Can Watch Now on Amazon

It’s time for another round of new pilots from Amazon Studios. The company has just made available 13 new pilots (seven for adults and six for kids). Here’s what’s now available via Amazon Instant Video: Cocked Created by Sam Baum …

Bosch, Amazon’s First Hour-Long Drama, Lands Feb 13 Bosch, Amazon’s First Hour-Long Drama, Lands Feb 13

Amazon’s first hour-long drama will hit Prime Instant Video on February 13. Bosch, based on bestselling author Michael Connelly’s books about LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch (City of Bones, The Concrete Blonde, and Echo Park), was greenlit back in March …

Woody Allen Heads to Amazon for First-Ever TV Series Woody Allen Heads to Amazon for First-Ever TV Series

Amazon Studios and Woody Allen have just announced a partnership that will see the acclaimed filmmaker write and direct his first-ever TV series. It doesn’t have a name at this point – it’s simply Untitled Woody Allen Project – but …

‘Transparent’ Wins Amazon Its First Major Award ‘Transparent’ Wins Amazon Its First Major Award

Over the past couple years, Netflix has consistently netted award show nominations (and some wins) for its original content like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. And though the Emmys, Golden Globes, and the like have smiled …

Amazon Apparently Working On Secret Startup Platform Amazon Apparently Working On Secret Startup Platform

Amazon is reportedly working on some kind of new “platform for inventors”. Details about just what this might entail are far from plentiful, but there are some job listings Amazon has, which hint at the project. Re/code’s Jason Del Rey …

Amazon Fire Phone Gets Even Cheaper, Somehow Amazon Fire Phone Gets Even Cheaper, Somehow

Amazon continues to find new and innovative ways to attempt to give away its safe-to-say-failed foray into the world of smartphones. The company is currently offering the Fire Phone, unlocked, for just $189. As you’re well aware, that’s cheaper than …

Amazon’s New Pilots Will Debut on January 15 Amazon’s New Pilots Will Debut on January 15

Amazon has just announced that its new season of pilots, which includes 13 new shows, will debut on January 15. The new set of hopefuls was first announced back in November. Here are the seven pilots you’ll be able to …

Amazon Sellers Sold Over 2 Billion Items In 2014 Amazon Sellers Sold Over 2 Billion Items In 2014

Amazon just announced that sellers reached a new record in 2014, selling over 2 billion items worldwide. The company is sharing a whole bunch of stats. For example, over 2 million sellers account for over 40% of the total units …

Amazon Is Giving Away These Android Apps Amazon Is Giving Away These Android Apps

Last week, Amazon made $220 worth of Android apps available for free through the Amazon Appstore. Now, they’re giving away more apps, which will typically cost you. There are 33 paid apps available for today only, so act fast if …