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How Amazon is betting on big names, fresh talent and 'beautiful storytelling' in Netflix battle

We spoke with Amazon's Helen Cowley about the pilot shows vying for your votes, finding fresh talent and signing the "Top Gear" boys.

By August 7, 2015


Netflix just invited Bill Murray to spend Christmas with you

You can plan your holiday viewing early this year. Netflix announces its very own Christmas special -- with a mopey Bill Murray playing himself.

By May 22, 2015


Expedia snaps up rival Orbitz for $1.3 billion

The two online travel companies will come together in hopes of fighting Priceline, Expedia's much larger competitor.

By February 12, 2015


Amazon announces original thriller about a social media plague

Amazon's third pilot season will include original thriller "Hysteria", starring Mena Suvari.

By July 1, 2014


Amazon's second wave of original pilots goes live

The latest batch includes hour-long dramas for the first time, and Amazon Studios will again crowdsource content decisions, picking the ones to make full series based on customer viewing data and reviews.

By February 6, 2014


Amazon signs exclusive deal for movies from indie studio

Yet another offering for Amazon Prime Instant Video customers, the deal lets them access movies from A24 such as "Spring Breakers" and "The Bling Ring."

By November 21, 2013


Football, flutes, and family: Amazon orders up 3 pilots

Amazon Studios will release another season of pilots for original half-hour shows early next year, aiming again to crowdsource content decisions and lure in Prime subscribers.

By October 3, 2013


Google's scary Bram Stoker doodle

Following its tradition of celebrating weird birthdays of fascinating people, Google doodles in honor of Bram Stoker's 165th birthday. It's an ad for Google Books, of course.

By November 7, 2012


Heard any great movies lately?

New Blu-ray releases of "Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure" and "Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones" are feasts for your ears.

By October 27, 2010


Releasing soon: 'Apocalypse Now' Blu-ray and other classics

Apocalypse Now (three-disc full-disclosure edition) hits stores on October 19. And several other classics are coming to Blu-ray this fall.

By October 12, 2010