A day of hot deals in July helped drive a 7 percent jump in Amazon Prime membership last quarter, according to a market researcher.
Amazon and Netflix are funding their own TV shows and movies to win your favour, and they're betting on star power to do it.
Four months after Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the BBC for punching a producer, Amazon confirms the three "Top Gear" presenters will be back on Amazon Prime Instant Video in 2016.
A software update for Amazon's $40 or £35 streaming dongle also brings "captive portal" Wi-Fi access, while the Fire TV box gets expandable USB storage and Bluetooth headphone support.
Law plays a fictional pontiff as the broadcasters team up to take on global rivals such as Netflix and Amazon.
The new "Login with Amazon" service will allow users to sign into Web sites, apps, and games with their Amazon accounts.
In its annual post-Christmas debrief, the company also touts the coming expansion of its one-hour delivery service, mobile shopping and Fire TV.
When the BBC fired "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, it thought it could keep him from creating a competing show on any other UK network for two years; unfortunately, nobody thought to bar him (and his co-hosts) from making an online-only show with Amazon.
Khail and Ashley discuss Amazon's move to sign the former "Top Gear" trio to a new deal, how Nokia plans to enter the VR market with a new camera and a Lexus modded to visualize a driver's heartbeat. #TDPrimeGear
In a deal that's sure to sting Netflix, Amazon licenses HBO programs for its Prime Instant Video service exclusively -- but no "Game of Thrones" -- and says HBO Go app will be on its Fire TV media-streaming box later this year.