Amazon's Plan to Make Films and Debut Them on Prime Right After Theaters

Amazon is already killing it with original streaming content. Transparent just won the Golden Globe for best comedy series and The Man in the High Castle is getting good early reviews. But Amazon is not resting on its streaming service laurels. No, Amazon has its eyes on a bigger screen: The company is preparing to… » 1/19/15 9:20am 1/19/15 9:20am

Hulu's Former CEO Just Launched a Subscription-Based YouTube Rival

YouTube pretty much won the video war years ago, but there are still plenty of people vying for some of the action. Remember Viddy? Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar thinks that his new startup video site Vessel offers a unique subscription-based model ($3/month) that can pull YouTube stars over to a new platform. Long… » 12/17/14 11:30am 12/17/14 11:30am

Tools to Track Your Music, Movie and Reading Habits

The marketing firms of the world are keenly interested in your leisure habits but this kind of data can be useful to you on a personal level as well: Find out what you were listening to, reading or watching this time last year; get recommendations about what you might enjoy next; and spot patterns in your behavior… » 12/11/14 4:23pm 12/11/14 4:23pm