HBO Max Slashes Price in Half After HBO Leaves Amazon Channels

WarnerMedia is offering a half-off discount on HBO Max now that HBO is no longer available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. Today through September 26, the monthly subscription cost will be $7.49 for ...

September 17, 2021

Amazon to Offer Beauty Sales Event in October
Health & Beauty - Retail

Amazon is planning to roll out a beauty products event in October to bolster its standing in that category, along with trying to get early holiday shoppers, CNBC writes. Amazon sent a slide deck to b...

September 16, 2021

Online Shopping to Account for Nearly 30% of Global Beauty Sal...
Health & Beauty

Health and beauty ecommerce will grow more than three times faster than store-based retail over the next five years as the COVID-19 crisis, lengthy lockdowns and shuttered high street shops and shoppi...

Premium Beauty News
September 15, 2021

BIC Teams Up With Fashion Model Football Fan Chanel Iman to La...
Fashion - Partnerships - Press Releases - Sports

SHELTON, Conn., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BIC, a world leader in stationery, lighters and shavers, is helping football fans across the country gear up for the 2021 NFL season kickoff with the l...

Abby Calcara
September 8, 2021

Amazon Reportedly Close to Launching Its Own TV in the US
Retail - Tech

Amazon plans to roll out a self-branded TV in the US as early as October, Business Insider reported Thursday. The TVs, expected to be big-screen models in the range of 55 to 75 inches, will include co...

September 3, 2021

Amazon Partners with Affirm to Deliver Pay-Over-Time Option at...
Finance - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM), the payment network that empowers consumers and helps merchants drive growth, today announced that its flexible payment solution will soon be av...

Faisal Hussain
August 30, 2021

Amazon is Reportedly Planning to Open Department Stores

Some of the first Amazon department stores are expected to be in California and Ohio. The locations will take up roughly 30,000 square feet, around the size of a Kohl’s or T.J. Maxx store but only a...

August 19, 2021

Stars’ Salaries in the Age of Streaming
Streaming - Theatrical

A decade ago, Hollywood stars knew their place on the A-list was secure when their film topped the box office. Today, success can be measured by views on Netflix or a vague press release touting a mov...

August 18, 2021

‘Hotel Transylvania 4’ Skipping Theaters as Sony Nears Dea...
Streaming - Theatrical

Sony Pictures Animation and Amazon are nearing deal for over $100 million for the animated feature “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” to stream globally on Amazon Prime Video, Variety has learned...

August 17, 2021

Walmart, Like Amazon, Seeks Cryptocurrency Lead
Finance - Retail

Walmart is looking to get in on the action with cryptocurrencies as the United States' largest private employer has initiated a search on Monday for a digital currency and cryptocurrency product lead....

Fox Business
August 16, 2021

McDonald’s Delays Return to Office, Will Require Vaccination...

McDonald’s told its corporate workforce that it is pushing back the reopening of its offices by more than a month and requiring staff to be fully vaccinated. The fast-food giant joins a number of o...

August 13, 2021

Sports Rights’ Streaming Wave May End Pay-TV Bundle
Sports - Streaming - Television

Before NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage was beamed to its Peacock app, it passed through the streamer’s digital network operations center. The Peacock DNOC, as it’s called, sits in a far corner o...

Hollywood Reporter
August 11, 2021

Labor Coalition Lobbies to Halt Amazon’s MGM Takeover
Streaming - Theatrical

As the Federal Trade Commission examines Amazon’s proposed $8.45 billion buy of MGM, pressure from unions and progressive politicians is mounting on the regulator to take action, either by blocking ...

Hollywood Reporter
August 11, 2021

2021 Hot 25 Retailers
Beverages - Household - Online - Retail

NRF’s annual Top 100 list is based on sales rankings; there’s also a list of segment Power Players, those with U.S. sales equal to or greater than 10 percent of the sales of the category leader. B...

August 5, 2021

‘Lord of the Rings’ Amazon Series Sets Premiere Da...

“The Lord of the Rings” series at Amazon officially has a premiere date. The highly-anticipated epic fantasy series will debut on the streamer on Sept. 2, 2022, with new episodes dropping weekly ...

August 3, 2021

Will Stores Without Cashiers Become Our New Reality?
Dining - Retail - Tech

With groundbreaking AI and computer-vision technology transforming the traditional grocery store, can consumers fully give up on human interaction in their shopping experience? Amazon recently announ...

July 30, 2021

Amazon Hit With Record $887 Million Data-Privacy Fine

Amazon has been fined €746 million, equivalent to $887 million, for allegedly violating a European Union data-privacy law with targeted advertising. It’s the biggest monetary penalty imposed to da...

July 30, 2021

Facebook’s Smart Glasses Will Be Its Next Stab at Hardwa...
Electronics - Online - Tech

The smart glasses came up while Zuckerberg was describing his vision for “building the next computing platform” aka mixed reality. In particular, he emphasized that VR is moving beyond gaming and ...

July 29, 2021

Amazon Denies Report of Accepting Bitcoin as Payment
Finance - Retail

Amazon denied a media report saying the e-commerce giant was looking to accept bitcoin payments by the end of the year. “Notwithstanding our interest in the space, the speculation that has ensued ar...

July 27, 2021

Etsy, Walmart Top List of 2021’s Fastest Growing E-Comme...
Online - Retail

The top 15 U.S. retailers by e-commerce sales will account for 72.3% of total e-commerce sales in the United States this year. That’s according to a report from eMarketer, which noted that eight of...

Chain Store Age
July 21, 2021

Amazon Takes a Step Closer to UPS
Online - Retail - Tech

Amazon’s off-platform logistics business, Multi-Channel Fulfillment, scored one of its biggest partnerships yet. Multi-Channel Fulfillment allows brands to use Amazon’s transportation and fulfill...

Modern Retail
July 16, 2021

Norman Lear Catalog Heads to Amazon, IMDb TV
Streaming - Television

And there’s Maude … on a streaming platform for the first time. Amazon and Sony Pictures TV have struck a deal that will bring an extensive catalog of legendary producer Norman Lear’s shows to ...

Hollywood Reporter
July 14, 2021

Entertainment Industry Rebounding from Pandemic Slump
Streaming - Television

The global entertainment and media industry has rebounded strongly from a pandemic slump, claims a new report. According to PWC, the industry is set to grow by 6.5% in 2021 and 6.7% in 2022. The repo...

Digital TV Europe
July 13, 2021

Despite Online Growth, Stores Will Still Account for Three-Fou...

E-commerce in the U.S. grew 30% in 2020, its fastest growth rate since 2002, according to an emailed report from Forrester. Yet, the research firm projects that 72% of retail will still take place off...

Retail Dive
July 12, 2021

The Future of Online Retail Looks a Lot Like QVC
Online - Retail

Retailers as varied as Walmart, Amazon, Gucci and Levi’s are experimenting with live-stream shopping events, which are projected to generate $11 billion in U.S. sales this year. Live-streamed shopp...

The Washington Post
July 9, 2021

Amazon in Talks for ‘Tomorrow War’ Sequel

In response to this past weekend’s hugely successful global streaming debut of The Tomorrow War, Skydance and Amazon Studios are in discussions, I hear, on the development of a sequel to the Chris P...

July 9, 2021

Amazon’s ‘The Tomorrow War’ Watched By 2.4M U.S. Hou...

Amazon did not report viewership figures for their $200M Skydance acquisition title The Tomorrow War, but third-party streaming analytics corp Samba TV did, and the Chris Pratt movie drew 2.41M U.S. h...

July 7, 2021

Grubhub to Use Robots on 250 College Campuses for Food Deliver...
Dining - Tech

Grubhub and Russian self-driving startup Yandex are teaming up to use robots to deliver food on US college campuses. It represents the latest deal that envisions hundreds of six-wheeled self-driving r...

The Verge
July 7, 2021

Amazon Launches $40 COVID-19 Home Test Kits
Health & Beauty

The Amazon COVID-19 Test Collection Kit DTC has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Customers can use the test collection kit at home, and the ...

About Amazon
July 7, 2021

Half of Americans Have Cut the Cord, Ditching Linear TV
Streaming - Television

A new study carried out by The Trade Desk has found that 47% of US TV viewers are already cordless while 44% with cable intend on pulling back or cutting their service altogether in the coming year. ...

Digital TV Europe
June 30, 2021

Podcast Megadeal for Jason Bateman, Will Arnett & Sean Ha...
Podcasts - Podcasts

Podcast mega deals continue. Smartless, the podcast hosted by Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes, has been acquired by Amazon Music and Wondery. It is the latest example of a podcast series b...

June 29, 2021

Amazon’s Latest Alexa Trick is Helping Kids Read

Amazon has announced a new feature for its Kids Plus service on Fire tablets and Echo smart speakers called Reading Sidekick. Designed to help kids improve their reading skills and ability, the Readin...

The Verge
June 29, 2021

ADT Security Bets on Google Partnership to Drive Revenue
Electronics - Tech

The alarm system-provider began selling Google’s Nest products this spring, hoping to solidify its place in the smart-home arena. Security-system provider ADT Inc. is betting on its partnership wit...

Wallstreet Journal
June 29, 2021

Jeff Bezos Will Step Down as Amazon CEO in on July 5
Retail - Tech

Jeff Bezos officially steps down from his job as CEO of Amazon in one week, on July 5. "We chose that date because it's sentimental for me, the day Amazon was incorporated in 1994, exactly 27 years a...

Business Insider
June 28, 2021

Amazon Buys Art19, a Podcast Hosting and Ad Company

Amazon has snapped up Art19, which provides tools to podcast creators and publishers for hosting, ad serving, audience targeting and measurement, as the ecommerce colossus continues to build out its p...

June 25, 2021

Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Face ‘Tightening Regulation’ ...

The U.K. government will “consider tightening regulation of video-on-demand services such as Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video,” the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCM...

June 23, 2021

Pluto TV Takes a Different Approach to Streaming
Streaming - Television

During the pandemic, I finally bought a television. Maybe you did too. It’s not that I didn’t watch things constantly prior to this — “I don’t own a TV” went from just a snobbish thing to ...

June 22, 2021

Amazon Orders Self-Driving Tech for 1,000 Trucks
Automotive - Tech

Amazon has put in an order for 1,000 autonomous driving systems from Plus, a self-driving tech startup, Bloomberg reported. The eCommerce giant also got the rights to buy as much as a 20 percent stak...

June 22, 2021

The Best Prime Day Deals on Everything From Smart Watches to A...
Online - Retail

Next week marks the first day of summer, and what better way to celebrate than filling up your virtual shopping carts? Amazon Prime Day, the online retailer’s annual savings event, kicks off on June...

June 22, 2021

The Best Deals for Prime Day from Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Wa...
Online - Retail

Updated constantly, Prime Day deals have arrived! The Wirecutter Deals team is hard at work sifting through thousands of discounts to find you the best hassle-free deals on Wirecutter picks. For the ...

June 21, 2021

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