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Gary Busey Likes Amazon Fire TV Because You Can Talk to It Like a Narcissistic Madman Odd intro spot from WongDoody

Gary Busey's at his manic, unhinged best in WongDoody's spot introducing the $99 Amazon Fire TV set-top box. Everyone's favorite gnarled, Oscar-nominated lunatic begins, "If you're like me, you like talkin'…

April 3, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Nissan Delivers a Versa Note to One Lucky Buyer in an Enormous Amazon Box Reddit blows automaker's cover

When Nissan offered to sell its Versa Note on Amazon last fall, it promised to ship the cars to three lucky buyers in actual Amazon boxes. Well, this weekend it…

January 8, 2014, 9:46 AM EST

Might Facebook Become a Video Programmer? Video ads could set the stage for more content

Facebook has finally entered the video ads business in a big way. After multiple delays, Facebook last week rolled out a test of its autoplay ads to a select group of…

December 23, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

Kobe-Messi Selfie Battle Explodes on YouTube Turkish Airways scores viral surprise

Kobe Bryant made his long-awaited return to the court on Sunday, following a season-ending Achilles injury last season. And prior to that, the NBA legend made a triumphant return to…

December 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

What Every House Needs: A Century 21 Branded Landing Pad for Amazon Drones Outfit your home today

Behold the C21 Delivery Landing Pad, designed to accommodate package deliveries by airborne drones. According to the product's maker, real-estate giant Century 21, "no home of the 21st century will…

December 6, 2013, 9:24 AM EST

Amazon Plans 30-Minute Delivery via Massive Squadron of Unmanned Drones What could go wrong?

It sounds like an April Fools' joke, but this is totally real. Amazon just revealed a shock-inducing plan to get delivery times down to a mere 30 minutes by using…

December 2, 2013, 9:43 AM EST

Amazon's Betas Is Basically Entourage for the Other Half of California Second pilot order skewers Silicon Valley

Okay, so Amazon's new series, Betas, is maybe not the hole-in-one it pulled off with Alpha House, but there are some similarities, at least superficially speaking. Both shows follow four offbeat guys…

November 27, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

Amazon Banks on Valley Appeal to Boost Originals New show Betas won't carry ads, but will feature product placement

With its first original comedy, Alpha House, Amazon Studios went with skewering Washington D.C., a deserving but familiar milieu. But with comedy No. 2, Betas, which debuts on Friday, Amazon is…

November 20, 2013, 3:00 AM EST

Trudeau and Bezos Welcome a Packed House to the Premiere of Alpha House Amazon's new series lands at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Appropriately, Garry Trudeau opened with a joke when he welcomed the audience of journalists, execs and stars who showed up to the premiere of his new Amazon show, Alpha House.…

November 12, 2013, 4:28 PM EST

Man Develops Friendly, Possibly Obsessive Feelings for Kindle's Mayday-Button Woman Web comedy in the making?

Amazon's three-ad series for the Kindle Fire HDX's Mayday button, which allows a one-way video chat between users and Amazon experts who can troubleshoot problems, feels like the start of…

October 28, 2013, 9:09 AM EDT

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