The online retail giant is seeking opportunities beyond the warehouse, and the acquisition of the online comedy service underscores its goals.
Starting with one for MTV and MTV2, they build on the company's current "second screen" apps and add on-demand video, plus new webisode-style series. But most of it is only for people who already pay.
New orders for Amazon's new HDMI streaming stick, which aims to take on competing devices like the Google Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick, won't ship till January 16.
Tim Cook says the Apple Watch is "cool," the iPhone will remain Apple's top moneymaker, Apple Pay is in a skirmish with retailers, and he'd love to team up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Those who want movies with the very highest quality will be keen on 4K Blu-ray's better resolution, color, and dynamic range. Yet millions seem happy with streaming video, despite its shortcomings.
Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.
HBO's plans to bring its programming to Internet users via a Netflix-style streaming service may cost as much as bundling it with a cable package, according to a report.
CBS fires up its own digital subscription service called All Access for $5.99 a month, offering the ability to stream local CBS stations live in 14 big US markets plus a library of its shows.
Remember that Netflix price increase? A lot of potential subscribers did, resulting in fewer-than-expected sign-ups. That, and an austere outlook for earnings, has investors spooked.
HBO's chief says the cable heavyweight next year will provide a streaming-only subscription option for its fans -- no cable or satellite subscription needed.