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  • Amazon pays nearly $1 billion cash for Twitch

    Beefing up its video-game portfolio, Amazon.com will add Twitch Interactive to its roster, agreeing Monday to a $970 million cash deal to buy the popular site, which lets gamers stream videos of their game playing. Twitch, which spun out of Justin.tv,...
  • Amazon gains valuable entertainment asset with purchase of Twitch

    Amazon.com is already a go-to destination for shoppers, bookworms, and music and movie fans. Now it'll also be the virtual home for millions of hard-core video gamers. The Seattle e-commerce giant announced Monday that it had agreed to buy Twitch...
  • 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...
  • Sun Valley: Diane von Fürstenberg Sports Google Glass, Brian Grazer Talks Creativity

    Diane von Fürstenberg hawked Google Glass, CBS chief Les Moonves said "The Good Wife" was "robbed" of an Emmy nomination and Disney head Bob Iger poked good-natured fun at the media's obsession with mergers and deal-making. It was just a typical day...
  • Newfronts Analysis: Why Microsoft, Yahoo, Etc. Invaded TV's Turf

    Netflix wasn't at the Digital Content NewFronts this past week but the streaming service might as well have been there. Unmistakable was its influence on the heavyweight digital brands frontloaded into the opening week of these seemingly endless...
  • Why HBO Is Keeping 'Game of Thrones,' Other Shows Out of Amazon's Hands

    HBO has found an ideal partner in Amazon to stream its older shows- and the duo's tag-teaming is certainly a blow to Netflix. But to understand why the deal is a smart move for HBO, it's important to look at what the deal doesn't include. First, it's...
  • Amazon: Relentless.com

    Amazon: Relentless.com
    High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and...
  • Jason Kilar, Former Hulu CEO, Announces Investors in New Video-Focused Venture

    Jason Kilar, the former CEO of Hulu, has announced his next venture: Vessel, a startup building a multimedia service with a strong focus on video, whose investors include Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The San Francisco-based company is not...
  • Amazon.com unveils the Fire Phone, its first smartphone

    Amazon.com has officially launched the Fire Phone, its first smartphone, after years of rumors. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos took to the stage in Seattle shortly after 10:30 a.m. PDT to unveil the smartphone, which boasts a 4.7-inch screen, 13-megapixel...