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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


Microsoft's Sway storytelling app now available for the new Windows 10

Heard of PowerPoint, that popular (or not-so-popular) presentation program? Microsoft's own alternative, called Sway, is now available on Windows 10 devices and Apple products.

By August 5, 2015


Google acquires maker of Toontastic storytelling app

The search giant scoops up Launchpad Toys and its popular make-your-own cartoon app for kids, which is now free to all users.

By February 4, 2015


Amazon adorns New York subway with Nazi insignia

Technically Incorrect: To promote its new series "The Man in the High Castle," Amazon decides to confront strap hangers with Nazi and Japanese war symbolism. The ads are reportedly being pulled, but it's not clear by whom.

By November 24, 2015


Neil deGrasse Tyson picks between Millennium Falcon, USS Enterprise

The noted astrophysicist reveals on his show "Star Talk" which sci-fi spaceship he'd rather be on board.

By November 30, 2015


Facebook, Samsung prepare to sell virtual reality to the masses

Two of the world's largest tech companies have teamed up to sell their $100 Gear VR device to everyday consumers. Will people buy it?

By November 20, 2015


Amazon's 'Man in the High Castle' too 'expensive and dangerous' for TV networks, creator says

Former "X-Files" writer Frank Spotnitz says his cinematic new Philip K. Dick adaptation found financial and creative freedom at Amazon.

By November 12, 2015


To infinity: How Pixar brought computers to the movies

From CNET Magazine: "Toy Story," the first full-length computer-animated movie, turns 20 this month. Behind Woody and Buzz are a bunch of computer graphics geeks who, with help from Steve Jobs, changed movies forever.

By November 12, 2015


Virtual reality gets jolt with YouTube app, free Google Cardboard

Get ready for VR to be a hot topic as more than 1 million New York Times subscribers get Google Cardboard. Also: YouTube's Android app now supports VR video, and Samsung Gear VR prepares to land next month.

By November 6, 2015


Say hi to Reddit, the budding Netflix wannabe

Reddit just joined the original-video scene. With its first series of documentary shorts debuting Wednesday, Reddit wants to raise the profile of its brightest communities and appeal to more outsiders.

By November 4, 2015