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Amazon set to launch ad-based streaming-video platform, NY Post reports

Citing its usual assortment of unnamed sources, the  New York Post  reports that Amazon is on the cusp of launching an advertising-supported over-the-top service.

While Netflix viewing remains flat, Amazon SVOD usage is on the move, Sandvine reports

Offering some of the most illuminating data available in the murky area of audience research for streaming content, Sandvine's latest bi-annual traffic trends report shows fledgling SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video has nearly doubled its footprint over the last six months as usage for the sector's dominant player, Netflix, has remained largely flat.

Level 3 adds Google's Cloud platform to its ecosystem

Level 3 has enhanced its growing presence as an enabler of cloud services by adding Google's Cloud Platform, which enables developers and enterprises to build, test and deploy applications on Google's infrastructure, to its Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystem.

Amazon exec: We flubbed the Fire phone's pricing, but will keep improving the experience

Amazon bungled the pricing of the Fire phone, its first smartphone, but is not giving up in the market and will continue to enhance the user experience on the device, according to an Amazon executive.

What developers made of Amazon's move to put its app store in an Android app

Amazon may be one of the most widely known online stores in the world, but a recent stealth tactic may help it become one of the most widely known app stores within the Android market.

Amazon jumps into streaming stick segment with Fire TV dongle, buys Rooftop Media

With its Fire TV device reportedly selling steadily, Amazon is entering the streaming stick segment, competing directly with Roku and Google with a competitively priced, $39 Fire TV stick.

Amazon takes $170M writedown on Fire phone

Amazon revealed how much it is losing on its Fire smartphone: at least $170 million to date.

Amazon stays mum on Twitch plans, original content spend as investor jitters climb

Executives of online retail giant and SVOD provider Amazon, in the wake of a third quarter in which it posted record losses, were more subdued on the company's earnings conference call when it came to talking about their online streaming plans.

Study: Almost no one is buying Amazon's Fire phone

Most indications so far have been that Amazon's  Fire smartphone has been a dud in the market, but a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners indicates that Amazon may have sold only a few thousand units of the phone thus far.

Rumor mill: Amazon in talks to join Ultraviolet, threatening Apple's online content lead

Could Amazon join the Ultraviolet consortium? According to The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources "in the know," the subscription- and transactional-video on demand provider is in talks with at least three studios: Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Pictures.