Jeff Bezos is ramping up Amazon.com Inc.’s entertainment ambitions, buying video-game service Twitch Interactive Inc. in one of its biggest-ever acquisitions. Amazon said it’s paying $970 million in cash for the online gathering place for gamers. The deal, which trumped Google Inc.’s pursuit of the startup, is worth about $1.1 billion when including retention-related payouts, […]
After teasing new at the 2014 VMAs, Jennifer Lopez dropped the remix “Booty,” and it features Aussie sensation Iggy Azalea. The American Idol judge, 45, tweeted a link to the song on AudioMack, along with the cover art for the single.
Worldwide revenue from tablet games is expected to more than triple by 2019 as mobile devices see improvements in graphics and storage capabilities and as more gamers seek the convenience of tablets over PCs, Juniper Research said. Juniper predicted that revenue from tablet games will reach $13.3 billion, up from $3.6 billion this year. Juniper […]
Google is testing “Listen Now” ads with Spotify, Rhapsody and Apple’s Beats Music, the latest in a string of new ad formats that can simplify purchases for consumers. Search for the name of a musical artist, from “The Beatles” to “Iggy Azalea” to “Eric Church,” and Google displays ads – grouped together under the “Listen […]
With 50 million streaming customers, Netflix now generates more revenue from subscriptions than its premium cable network rival HBO, according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The streaming service reported $1.15 billion in subscriber revenue at the end of June, compared with $1.14 billion for HBO, Hastings said Wednesday on his Facebook page, calling the accomplishment […]