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  • Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million

    Amazon snaps up live video startup Twitch for $970 million
    Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, reflecting Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations. The...
  • Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million

    Amazon confirms it will buy Twitch for $970 million
    Sorry, YouTube. Amazon.com is the winning bidder for Twitch, the hugely popular online platform for video gamers. The Seattle e-commerce giant said Monday afternoon that it had agreed to pay $970 million in cash to acquire Twitch, a San Francisco start-...
  • Amazon Chops Price of Fire Phone to 99 Cents Ahead of iPhone Launch

    After poor reviews and lackluster sales, Amazon is essentially giving away its recently launched Fire Phone for free to customers who commit to a two-year service contract -- a move coming 24 hours before Apple is expected to bow next-generation iPhone...
  • Ice Bucket Challenge stirs controversy in drought-plagued California

    The simple act of dumping ice water onto one’s head has turned into one of the most viral feel-good campaigns of 2014.   More than 2 million Ice Bucket Challenge videos featuring tech giants such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...
  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Amazon bringing you that pair of underwear you ordered!

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Amazon bringing you that pair of underwear you ordered!
    In one small step for man and one slightly bigger step for Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer giant is putting its money where its mouth is, teaming up with other drone makers to lobby lawmakers on the company's plan to one day use small unmanned...
  • Authors' Protest of Amazon Shows That Bigger Isn't Always Better in Business

    When some 900 authors last week delivered a call to arms against Internet giant Amazon, the subtext of their message went beyond a dispute about rights and numbers. It also signaled a growing discomfort over control of intellectual property in the hands...
  • Florida hopes to get Blue Origin launches

    Florida hopes to get Blue Origin launches
    SpaceX made it official last week: The California-based company will build its first commercial spaceport in Texas, spurning overtures from Florida and other launch-minded states. Although Florida gets the "consolation prize" of SpaceX's government...
  • 'Pedro Pan' kids proved compassion pays off

    Close to 60,000 unaccompanied, undocumented children have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks, causing some segments of American society to shriek that the nation is "under attack" and our society is at risk of collapse if we don't turn aside...
  • Florida's space agency launches new pitch for commercial rockets

    Florida's space agency launches new pitch for commercial rockets
    In the war between the states for the emerging commercial-rocket-launch industry, Florida is scrambling to regain momentum after a key rival — Texas — has all but secured victory in a major battle. At stake are hundreds of jobs —...
  • Sun Valley: Cable Consolidation, Murdoch and Digital Disruption Among Big Themes

    Media and technology moguls are jetting to Sun Valley, Idaho this week for mountainside pressing of the flesh and potentially some deal-making. The exclusive confab, sponsored by investment bank Allen & Co., gets started Tuesday behind closed doors,...
  • Sun Valley: Barry Diller Goes Biking, Murdoch Makes It a Family Affair

    Summer camp for billionaires is back in session as media and technology barons were out in force at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Wednesday. UTA chairman Jim Berkus and IAC/InterActiveCorp chairman Barry Diller biked through the...