Amazon re-shingles Rooftop Media for laughs (C|Net)

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The online retail giant is seeking opportunities beyond the warehouse, and the acquisition of the online comedy service underscores its goals.

Amazon has acquired online comedy service Rooftop Media, taking another small step toward competing with entertainment-focused rivals such as Netflix.

The online retail giant is purchasing Rooftop Media to advance its plans to step outside of e-commerce… [Read more on C|Net]

Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Gets A Second Season, Netflix Competitor Touts ‘Binge-Factor’ (International Business Times)

All 10 episodes of Amazon’s original series “Transparent” was made available to Prime subscribers on Sept. 26. Amazon

Amazon’s original series “Transparent” will be renewed for a second season, set to air in 2015, the company announced Thursday. While Amazon doesn’t disclose its viewership data, the announcement did cite the show’s “binge factor” — the addictiveness that entices viewers to devour multiple episodes in… [Read more on International Business Times]

Here’s Why Amazon Prime Video Should Die (Investor Place)

AMZN should focus on e-commerce, not expensive video content

Amazon (AMZN) shares have been under pressure in 2014, with AMZN stock down about 20% year-to-date vs. a gain of about 6% for the S&P 500.

The reason for all the downward pressure on Amazon stock is a focus on margins and profits, with AMZN stock holders no longer patient with the e-commerce giant’s plan of building its scale at the the expense of the bottom line.

Recent boondoggles at Amazon include… [Read more on InvestorPlace]

Amazon donne son feu vert à deux nouvelles séries en ligne (La Presse)

Amazon a fait beaucoup d’efforts ces derniers temps pour renforcer son offre de vidéo en flux sur internet (streaming), où il rivalise notamment avec Netflix. PHOTO EMMANUEL DUNAND, ARCHIVES AFP

Amazon continue de monter en puissance dans la vidéo en ligne avec un feu vert annoncé vendredi pour deux nouvelles séries, l’une produite par Steven Soderbergh et l’autre confiée au réalisateur Marc Forster.

La première saison des deux séries sera diffusée en intégralité l’an prochain sur le service «Prime» du géant américain de la… [Lire la suite sur La Presse]

Amazon‘s Original Series: A Threat To Netflix? (Bidness ETC)

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) announced yesterday that two of its original pilots will be… [Read more on Bidness ETC]