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Topic: Amazon

Amazon Prime Day Sales Were Up 60%, and Robot Vacuum Cleaners Sold Like Crazy

23,000 Roombas purchased

If you are tired of hearing about Amazon Prime Day, well, put your hands over your ears because there are more on the way. The e-retail giant's self-created holiday Tuesday generated 60…

HGTV and Food Network's New Amazon TV Apps Let You Shop With Your Remote

Couch-potato commerce

Good news, Lazybones. If you have electronics and lawn care products to buy this weekend, you might not need to get off your living room sofa. HGTV and Food Network today…

Pinterest Adds a Shopping Cart and Visual Search to Challenge Amazon

Shopping while pinning just got easier

Shopping is getting easier on Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest has long positioned itself as the go-to platform for social shopping, and today it announced a number of new features that will make…

Google Beats Out Apple as the World's Most Valuable Company at $229 Billion

BrandZ's annual study ranks the top 100 businesses

Alphabet—Google's holding company—is also the world's most valuable alpha dog. Today, Millward Brown and WPP released their annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, which tracks the worth of the…

How Amazon Saves You From the 'Showhole' When You Don't Know What to Binge Next

With Fire TV, you find a new show instantly

It's one of the unhappy side effects of binge-watching—that deep emptiness you feel inside after burning through your favorite on-demand series.  Amazon calls the common condition a "Showhole," and two new…

You Can Now Order Condoms With the Touch of an Amazon Dash Button

Trojan and 77 more brands join service on April Fool's Eve

Amazon has announced Dash buttons for 78 brands, including Red Bull, Energizer, Illy Coffee, L'Oréal Paris Revitalift, Slim Jim, Clorox and—safe-sex advocates will like this one—Trojan, the condom company. So now…

Amazon Now Wants to Sell You TV and Internet Packages

Opens 'Cable Store' with Comcast Xfinity offerings

Amazon quietly launched an e-commerce channel in the last couple of days that's selling TV-and-Internet-bundles from Comcast Xfinity. Called Amazon Cable Store, the channel represents a partnership between the two companies. Given…

Togetherness Co-Creator Jay Duplass on How His Transparent Character Helped His Style

And why he isn't into sports anymore

Specs Age 42 Claim to fame Co-creator and co-executive producer of HBO's Togetherness (returns Feb. 21); co-star on Amazon Prime's Transparent Base Los Angeles Twitter @jayduplass Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the…

Old New Yorker Stories Are Being Turned Into Compelling Short Films for Amazon Prime

The new series debuts today

How did David Remnick feel when he saw Burkhard Bilger's 2014 story, "The Ride of Their Lives", about young Texas bull riders, turned into a film? "In a way, it was…

iCrossing’s New Chief Strategy Officer Says Advertising Should ‘Feel Native’

Anne Bologna on infusing creativity into ad tech

Specs Current gig Chief strategy officer, iCrossing Previous gig Brand strategy vp, TripAdvisor Twitter @bologniac Age 58 Adweek: You've been in the industry now for more than 25 years. What is technology in advertising…

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