Tagged with: Amazon

Google X’s ‘Project Wing’ is a New Drone-Delivery System

Google X’s ‘Project Wing’ is a New Drone-Delivery System

Google has been working on self-driving cars for some years now, but the company has just revealed that it is working on yet another ambitious and autonomous vehicle project. According to the BBC and The Atlantic, the secretive Google X team has been working for two years on Project Wing, a drone-based delivery system that ...

Twitch Knocked Offline in Latest Online-Gaming Attack

Twitch Knocked Offline in Latest Online-Gaming Attack

The Twitch videogame-streaming service went offline for several hours last night (Aug. 26), possibly as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which would make it the latest in a series of attacks on online gaming services. A hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed credit for last night's disruption via ...

Alibaba’s Results Improve Ahead of IPO

Alibaba’s Results Improve Ahead of IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported a surge in revenue and earnings for its latest quarter, driven in part by increased activity on mobile devices, though its profit margin narrowed. Alibaba's plan for a potentially record-breaking initial public offering is prompting other companies to push back their own stock-market ...

Amazon (Not Google) Has Bought Twitch for $970 Million

Amazon (Not Google) Has Bought Twitch for $970 Million

  Amazon has officially purchased Twitch.tv for $970 million. In Twitch's announcement of the deal, CEO Emmett Shear repeatedly thanked the Twitch community for helping build the company, and that "with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch." The letter states that Twitch ...

WSJ: Amazon is Developing its Own Advertising Software to Challenge Google

WSJ: Amazon is Developing its Own Advertising Software to Challenge Google

Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. While the in-house platform is initially planned to replace ads supplied by Google on Amazon's own website, the new system could challenge Google and Microsoft's ...

Study: The Amazon Fire Phone’s Slow Launch is Due to AT&T Exclusivity

Study: The Amazon Fire Phone’s Slow Launch is Due to AT&T Exclusivity

Based on Amazon's selective PR history, the company isn't likely to reveal exact sales for its recent Fire Phone any time soon—unless the company's first-ever smartphone goes gangbusters. A recent study appears to put any hopes for a record-smashing debut in serious doubt. Rather than wait for the official word, online ...

Study: Readers’ Recall on E-Readers is Lower Than With Books

Study: Readers’ Recall on E-Readers is Lower Than With Books

A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience. The study, presented in Italy at a conference last month and ...

Amazon Takes On (and Undercuts) Square with ‘Amazon Local Register’

Amazon Takes On (and Undercuts) Square with ‘Amazon Local Register’

Amazon is diving deeper into the payment processing business. The online retailer announced Amazon Local Register, a mobile point-of-sale service combining a mobile app with a secure card reader -- similar to Square -- that lets small businesses process digital transactions. The big draw for businesses would be Amazon's ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2014

Amazon may be the biggest name in the world of e-books, especially with its new Kindle Unlimited service, but it’s far from the only game in town. Oyster and Scribd offer similar – and arguably better – services for about the same price. But another company is silently making a push to challenge Amazon: Apple. Apple ...

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS Will Soon Start Creating Original Shows for Streaming Companies

CBS is working on shows that you won’t see on CBS. Instead, the plan is for you to see them on the Internet, via video services like Netflix or Amazon’s Prime Instant Video. If that happens, it means CBS will have opened up a new revenue source: In addition to selling its reruns to Netflix and its competitors, it will ...