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Get ready for AmazonTube (The 3:59, Ep. 42)

The e-commerce giant creates Amazon Video Direct, an open platform for user-generated videos -- just like YouTube.

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Amazon, which already has a sizable media empire, wants to expand even more -- this time with videos.

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Amazon wants to become the next YouTube by creating a new open platform called Amazon Video Direct. But will it get there?

We also hit on eBay coming to 1,600 FedEx Office locations and a San Francisco Bay Area company's plans to deliver blood and vaccines in Rwanda via drones.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng (currently on parental leave), Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Get ready for AmazonTube (The 3:59, Ep. 42)

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