TechCrunch’s Original Content battles evil alongside Amazon’s new version of ‘The Tick’

For the latest episode of Original Content, TechCrunch’s podcast covering the latest streaming shows and movies, we checked out Amazon’s new take on The Tick. You...

Twitch’s new extensions let streamers customize their channel, make money from Amazon sales

Twitch today is introducing a suite of tools called Twitch Extensions that will allow its streamers to customize their channel pages with interactive features, including...

AWS could pay a price for Amazon’s broader ambitions

When Amazon decided to buy Whole Foods, it seemed straight-forward enough. Huge company sees an opening and spends a ton of cash to gain an...

Echo’s messaging service may add support for SMS texts from your own ‘Alexa number’

Amazon appears to be planning an expansion of Alexa’s existing messaging capabilities to support sending SMS text messages to friends using your Echo device or...

Amazon and Microsoft agree their voice assistants will talk (to each other)

Those betting big on AI making voice the dominant user interface of the future are not betting so big as to believe their respective artificially...

Amazon slashes prices for its Music Unlimited service for students

Amazon has a gift for the back-to-school set in the form of drastically reduced prices on its subscription music service. Amazon Music Unlimited (for students) is...

How Amazon’s Whole Foods compares to Walmart after today’s price cuts

Amazon closed on Whole Foods today in a $13.7 billion deal and began slashing the chain’s grocery prices this morning as a result. While the...

Where does Blue Apron go after Amazon wraps up its Whole Foods deal?

Last week, Amazon said that its massive $13.7 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods is wrapping up on Monday — giving it access to one of...

Amazon will lose money on Whole Foods — but probably not for long

Sometimes giving up something in the short-term can yield a big reward in the long-term. That’s the idea behind many of Amazon’s businesses, and that’s...

An Ohio mall gets a second life thanks to Amazon

Old malls are an eyesore. Built cheaply and then abandoned to chic outdoor “shopping experiences” and high-end destinations, they rot on parking lots in the...

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