Amazon bungled the pricing of the Fire phone, its first smartphone, but is not giving up in the market and will continue to enhance the user experience on the device, according to an Amazon executive.
Amazon may be one of the most widely known online stores in the world, but a recent stealth tactic may help it become one of the most widely known app stores within the Android market.
With its Fire TV device reportedly selling steadily, Amazon is entering the streaming stick segment, competing directly with Roku and Google with a competitively priced, $39 Fire TV stick.
Amazon revealed how much it is losing on its Fire smartphone: at least $170 million to date.
Executives of online retail giant and SVOD provider Amazon, in the wake of a third quarter in which it posted record losses, were more subdued on the company's earnings conference call when it came to talking about their online streaming plans.
Most indications so far have been that Amazon's Fire smartphone has been a dud in the market, but a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners indicates that Amazon may have sold only a few thousand units of the phone thus far.
Could Amazon join the Ultraviolet consortium? According to The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources "in the know," the subscription- and transactional-video on demand provider is in talks with at least three studios: Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Pictures.
Cisco has created an $80 million joint venture with Chinese hardware vendor TCL to establish a foothold in the country's cloud services market.
This week was a busy one for original content at the Big Two, with Amazon greenlighting two pilots for full seasons from its third slate of candidates, and Netflix leaping into landmark original movie deals with comedian Adam Sandler and The Weinstein Company.
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