Amazon Records $3.2B Profit Amid Ads Business Expansion, Corporate Layoffs
Amazon reported a net profit of $3.2 billion in the first quarter, thanks in part to a fast-growing advertising business and strong performance from Amazon Web Services (AWS). The strong quarter also came amid substantial layoffs at the tech giant, which has said it will lay off about 27,000 employees by the end of the […]
‘Westworld’ Showrunner Lisa Joy on How A.I. is Turning the Sci-Fi Show Into “a Documentary”
“[Westworld] was science fiction when we started, and now it’s much more like a documentary film,” said Lisa Joy, the creator and showrunner of the hit HBO series, about a dystopian world with self-aware artificial intelligence. “With Chat GPT and advances in A.I., these issues are becoming more and more relevant today.” Joy, speaking at […]
Donald Glover on Expanding the ‘Atlanta’ Universe With ‘Swarm’ — a “Post-Truth TV Show” About Obsession With a Beyoncé-like Pop Star
Swarm, the new Amazon series from the minds of Donald Glover and Janine Nabers, premiered (fittingly) on a dark and stormy Tuesday night in Hollywood. The subversive horror show, which stars Dominique Fishback as a woman turned mad by standom for a Beyoncé-like pop star, is part of the same universe as Glover’s Atlanta; several […]
Amazon Beats Expectations in Q4 Earnings, Advertising Revenue Surges to $11.6B
Amazon beat Wall Street expectations in its fourth-quarter earnings report, delivering stronger results than anticipated amid what CEO Andy Jassy said remains an “uncertain economy.” The company had revenues of $149.2 billion in the quarter, compared to the $145.4 billion expected by the street. Earnings per share were $1.39, and operating income was $2.7 billion, […]
Jeremy Clarkson Responds to Outrage After His Meghan Markle Column Attracts 6,000 Complaints
Jeremy Clarkson, the host of the docuseries Clarkson’s Farm on Amazon Prime, has released a statement after a column he wrote in Brit tabloid The Sun about Meghan Markle led to more than 6,000 complaints to the country’s press regulator. In Friday’s piece — which attracted condemnation from across the media landscape (including from his own […]
HBO Max Returning to Amazon Prime Video Channels
HBO Max is coming back to Amazon. More than a year after the streaming service was pulled from Prime Video Channels (which sells third party streaming services through Amazon Prime), the tech giant and Warner Bros. Discovery said Tuesday that they have a new deal to bring HBO Max back. HBO Max will be available […]
The Best Cyber Monday Deals on Hulu, Disney+, Peacock, HBO Max and More Streaming Services
Add more movies and TV shows to your Thanksgiving weekend watch list.
Amazon Prime Unveils Nordic Reality Shows, Movie Deal With Nordisk
Amazon Prime on Thursday rolled out its new slate for the Nordic territories, presenting a batch of localized reality TV formats — including versions of global reality hit LOL — as well as new scripted series and a major film licensing deal. Alongside LOL, Amazon has commissioned hidden-camera show Pranked, which ITV Studios will produce […]
The Best Amazon Prime Early Access Deals, From Tech to Top Holiday Toys and More (Updating)
The e-commerce giant's new fall shopping event kicks off today with 30 to 70 percent off gifts, last-minute Halloween costumes, smart TVs, tablets, beauty, fashion and more.
The Best Amazon Prime Early Access Tech Deals on Smart TVs, Tablets, Headphones and More (Updating)
The big shopping event has officially begun — these are the best electronics on sale from Apple, Sony, LG, Garmin, Google, Amazon and more.
The Best Amazon Prime Day 2 Alternative Sales Happening Online Right Now
Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Petco and Wayfair are just a handful of retailers who are competing with the e-commerce giant's Early Access event.
NFL’s Streaming Era Kicks Off as Amazon Takes Over ‘Thursday Night Football’
On Thursday, the home page of Amazon.com and is mobile apps transformed into a full-bleed video ad promoting Thursday Night Football, reminding the company’s millions of customers that the NFL is entering a new era, and that Amazon is at the center of it. The tech giant will debut its first regular season Thursday Night […]