Posts Tagged: Amazon

Amazon adds another Prime benefit: free podcasts from Audible Channels and free audiobooks

September 13, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Conversation, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Technology

Amazon this morning rolled out another perk for subscribers to its Amazon Prime membership program: free access to Audible’s short-form digital programming called Audible Channels, as well as a selection of free audiobooks. Amazon says members will have access to a rotating selection of over 50 audiobooks from Audible’s catalog. That’s similar to how the Kindle Lending Library… Read more »

Twitter launches an Alexa app

September 12, 2016   |   filed under Apps, Community, Culture, Interaction, Participation, Social Media, Technology

Too lazy to read your tweets? Now, Amazon Alexa can just read them to you instead. Yes, that’s right: Twitter today has launched an app for Amazon’s voice platform Alexa, which means you can listen to the latest from Twitter right on your Echo speaker or other Alexa-powered device. The new app can give you general information on… Read more »

Tumblr to launch live video on Tuesday

June 20, 2016   |   filed under Community, Culture, Interaction, Social Media, Technology, Video

Twitter has Periscope. Amazon has Twitch. Google has YouTube’s live streaming. And Facebook has Facebook Live. Now, Tumblr is getting into live video, too. The company is preparing to launch a new live video feature on its service, beginning tomorrow, which will introduce a series of live broadcasts as well as a user-facing feature that could compete with Facebook Live, among other… Read more »

Oculus wants to make it easy to get everything you need to dive into virtual reality

February 9, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Anticipatory Computing, Collaboration, New Media, Participation, Social Media, Streaming, Television, Video, Video Games, Virtual Reality, YouTube

Oculus-ready PC bundles from ASUS, Alienware and Dell, pre-sell for $1499 Next week. Consumers can pre-order the bundles from Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store starting next week. Anyone who has already pre-ordered a Rift can upgrade to get one of the PCs too and grab the discount using an offer code that will appear next week… Read more »

Super Bowl Sunday Is Little Over A Week Away… Cue The Tech Advertising Campaigns.

January 27, 2016   |   filed under Advertising, Android, Anticipatory Computing, Apps, Art, Audio, Best Practices, Books, Branding, Broadcast, Collaboration, Community, Competition, Conversation, Cross-Platform, Crowdsourcing, Culture, Disruption, Docucomedy, Documentary, Ebooks, Education, Gesture Control

Tech companies are ready to make the most from one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Super Bowl. That includes Amazon, which will air its first-ever Big Game commercial during the 50th edition of the NFL’s main event. The ad’s teaser focuses on the Echo speaker and Alexa, the retailer’s virtual assistant,… Read more »