Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016

With Woody Allen's "Crisis in Six Scenes," the screenwriter has let down his director — who coincidentally also falls short. And then there's the leading man, who phones in his performance.

"Crisis" is right.

It was a major coup when Amazon announced in January 2015 that its...

Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016

The Emmy Awards nominations told us what is already evident - the power and reputation of streaming services Netflix and Amazon are on the rise, and broadcast networks and even longtime premium cable star HBO are paying the price.

In Thursday's announcement of prime-time Emmy contenders...

Tuesday, May. 10, 2016

Amazon has launched a self-publishing platform for video creators, a move that could make money for the company and budding filmmakers in the same way YouTube has created a community of online celebrities.

Amazon Video Direct (AVD), which kicked off Tuesday, shares money with video...

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

After working 18 years at "The Daily Show," Kahane Cooperman had only a weekend off last summer before starting a job running Amazon's new video version of The New Yorker magazine.

In retrospect, she considers that a blessing.

"I would have...

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

 Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they're buying an iPhone case on Amazon or hiring an Uber ride in their hometown. But just how much can you trust those reviews?

A new lawsuit in...

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

Ron Perlman is reveling in his role in Amazon's "The Hand of God" and the expanding TV world.

"This is the most exciting period I've ever seen in television and it's probably the most exciting place to be if you're a storyteller," Perlman told a TV...

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

When the first season of "Bosch" debuts Friday on Amazon, it will be an achievement 20 years in the making for Michael Connelly, the author of the popular crime novel series centering on Los Angeles Police Detective Harry Bosch. For the online retailer that first...

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Amazon is getting into the movie business.

Amazon Studios announced Monday that it will significantly expand into movie production by acquiring films for theatrical release and early-window streaming through its subscription service, Amazon Prime...

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Amazon Studios is delivering Woody Allen as creator of his first-ever TV series.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker will write and direct all of the episodes of the half-hour series. A full season has been ordered for Amazon's Prime Instant Video, the...

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.

It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work.

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