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Amazon Denies Plans to Launch Free Ad-Supported Streaming Kindle already a fledgling ad platform

UPDATE: E-tailer giant Amazon is contradicting reports that it's set to launch an ad-supported streaming service using its original content (which recently entered a second crowdsourced "season" of new shows)…

March 27, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

The Best-Perceived Brands of 2013 Which were the biggest improvers and who fell off the list?

Buoyed by strong sales of its e-readers and expansion of its free-shipping service, Amazon topped the list of best-perceived brands of 2013, as measured by YouGov's BrandIndex. Rounding out the top…

January 15, 2014, 6:19 AM EST

Newt Gingrich Leads a Totally Digital Lifestyle But his staff won’t let him play Grand Theft Auto

Specs Who Newt Gingrich Age 70 Accomplishments Co-host on CNN’s Crossfire (weeknights at 6:30); author; co-founder of Gingrich Productions; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Base Arlington, Va. What’s the first information you…

November 27, 2013, 7:09 AM 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

Will iTunes Radio Spark Digital Music Shakeout? Industry observers tackle Apple's impact

There appeared to be an overabundance of digital music streaming services before Apple’s iTunes Radio became a reality last week, so it stands to reason that a shakeout—if it wasn’t…

September 22, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

Person of Interest Star Michael Emerson Likes to Keep It Old School Public radio and The New York Times in print

Specs Who Michael Emerson Age 59 Accomplishments Stars as Harold Finch on CBS’ Person of Interest (Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24); Emmy Award winner for his roles on Lost and The Practice Base New…

September 20, 2013, 12:06 AM EDT

Amazon Kicks Off 'Kindle Singles Interview' Series Series promises to feature 'iconic figures and world leaders'

Expanding the range of its Kindle Singles offerings, Amazon has kicked off an interview series on the e-reader. The first installment of "The Kindle Singles Interview" series features Israeli President…

July 25, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

16 of the Gayest Ads in History From Ivory soap to Marky Mark

With advertisements from The Gap, Amazon’s Kindle and JCPenney acclimating the public eye to seeing frank images of same-sex couples, it’s easy to conclude that we’re simply seeing the product…

June 16, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

Gay Advertising’s Long March Out of the Closet Same-sex imagery is much older than you think

James Cash Penney, the son of a Baptist minister and founder of one of America’s enduring retail empires, probably rolled over in his grave. Tucked in the glossy pages of JCPenney’s…

June 16, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

NBCUniversal Expands Licensing Deal With Amazon Will add more content to Instant and Kindle

NBCUniversal will bring a broader range of content to Amazon Instant, TechCrunch reported. The network has expanded its licensing deal with Amazon to include the shows Covert Affairs, Defiance, Grimm, Hannibal…

May 17, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

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