No One Buys Music on the Web Anymore. Except When They Buy a Million Beyonce Albums in Five Days.

Beyonce and Apple defy gravity, and a year-long trend. What Does It All Mean?
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Ho Ho No! Amazon Apologizes After Customers Lose Access to Christmas Content.

Remember when you bought that movie download for your kids? Might want to check to make sure you can still play it.

Amazon Really, Really Wants to Sell More Kindle Fire HDX Tablets

So it will finance your purchase, interest-free.
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Netflix Won’t Let Your Kids Binge (Quite as Much) With “Turbo,” Its Newest Original

The animated show is no “House of Cards.”

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Rdio Names New CEO

Music subscription service Rdio has a new CEO: Anthony Bay, a tech executive who most recently headed up Amazon’s digital video business. Former CEO Drew Larner, who has run the four-year-old company for most of its history, will become a vice chairman.

Apple Doesn’t Want to Pay the Feds’ E-Book Lawyer $70,000 a Week

Apple lost its antitrust e-book trial this summer. Now it has to pay a court-appointed attorney more than $1,100 an hour to keep tabs on itself.

The Ratings Are in for Alpha House, Amazon’s First Made-for-the-Web TV Show

Wouldn’t it be cool if Amazon shared them?
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Netflix + YouTube = Half Your Broadband Diet

1 + 1 = 3!

Shhh! Amazon Starts a Semi-Secret Digital Focus Group for Its Homegrown TV Shows and Movies.

Amazon Preview sounds cool. But we can’t check it out. Good chance you can’t, either.

Everyone’s a Critic, and Everyone Is a Publisher: Brad Stone on MacKenzie Bezos on Brad Stone on Jeff Bezos

I’m grateful to MacKenzie and to every other thoughtful reviewer who shares their perspectives on my book and on this remarkable story.

— Bloomberg Businessweek reporter and Jeff Bezos biographer Brad Stone, responding to a one-star review of his new book from MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff Bezos’s wife. MacKenzie Bezos wrote her review of “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon” on; Stone published his response on Bloomberg’s site.

Delta Celebrates FAA Gadget Sanity With a Viral YouTube Hit

Intel May Turn Over Its Web TV Project to Verizon

No Amazon TV Box for Christmas

Apple Rolls Out New Gadgets, Keeps Same Strategy

Hulu Gets Its Second New Boss of the Year

Rainn Wilson Says Amazon’s New Kindle Commercial Looks Too Familiar

Former Hulu Boss Jason Kilar Drops Some Hints About His New Startup

Intel Looking for Help from Amazon or Samsung to Keep Its Web TV Project Alive

Hopster Promises Netflix for Kids, and No One Else

Amazon Tries Breaking From the Streaming-Video Pack With Offline Viewing for New Kindles

Microsoft Says Its New Surface Tablets Are Like Its Old Surface Tablets, but Better

As Amazon Preps Its Apple TV Killer, It Plays Nicely With Apple TV

WhoSay Brings Dirt-Free Celebrity News, Created by Celebrities, to Your iPhone (Video)

Hulu Gets the Best Show on CBS