Netflix and Amazon on edge as Disney plans own streaming service

August 9, 2017

Studio will pull all titles from rivals and try to corner market in family-friendly fare from 2019 Disney is to pull its movies from Netflix and take on the streaming company with the launch of its own service from 2019, showing family-friendly fare such as the Toy Story films, Frozen and its forthcoming sequel, and The Lion King. The move is being seen as a potential major challenge to Netflix,…


Amazon launches Themes, a feature for filtering Customer Reviews by popular terms

August 5, 2017

Amazon has quietly launched a new feature called Themes, designed to make it easier for shoppers to navigate a products customer reviews. Now, in the Amazon mobile app, youre able to see which words have been used the most frequently across the reviews left by other customers, and then tap a button to hop straight to a filtered selection of reviews that include that term. To find a products themes,…


Amazon reportedly acquired GameSparks for $10M to build out its gaming muscle

July 29, 2017

Amazon and its endeavour vapour segment AWS have been making a number of moves to expand the company as a scaffold to build and emcee sports. One of the most recent developments has been an possession: Amazon in the last quarter supposedly softly acquired a company called GameSparks, a backend as a service for activity developers to improve numerous peculiarities like leaderboards into plays, and then control them, all in…


Amazons new Spark service is like a particle accelerator for shameless #influencers

July 22, 2017

If this picture of Jeff Bezos was on Spark, you could buy those sunglasses.Image: Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock If every social network were brutally honest with you, they’d be Amazon Spark. The newest feature on the Amazon app is the grossest, purest thing on the internet. It is digital capitalism, incarnate. It’s so naked in its purpose, it’s almost hard to hate. It is the smarmiest stripe of conspicuous consumption. In the…


Techs 5 biggest players now worth $3 trillion

July 20, 2017

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: Salesforce marches steadily toward $10B run rate goal Equity podcast: Ubers losses, Clouderas IPO and the biggest e-commerce acquisition ever Techs most valuable players today crossed the $3 trillion aggregate market cap mark according to Google Finance data. Its a feat that marks a new threshold for tech amidst the current…


Amazon launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members

July 19, 2017

Amazon today is launching Amazon Spark, a new feature aimed at improving product discovery, which is seemingly inspired by Instagram and its use of shoppable photos. Similarly, Amazon Spark users are encouraged to post stories, ideas and images of products they love, which others can react to with comments and smiles Amazons own version of the Like or Favorite button. The retailer has been quietly testing Amazon Spark in beta…


Amazon isnt developing its own winesyet

July 7, 2017

According to numerous reports out this morning, Amazon entered the wine-coloured business with its own name of cooperating with Oregons King Estate Winery, which has propelled a direct-to-Amazon wine-colored label called Next. But thats not actually the client, as it is about to change. Amazon substantiated with TechCrunch that Next wines are not owned by , nor were they developed in partnership with King Estate, and that Amazon did not…


Tesco launches one-hour grocery deliveries in London, powered by Quiqup

June 27, 2017

The grocery delivery wars look set to get cooking UK supermarket chain Tesco has announced the launch today of a one-hour delivery service in central London called Tesco Now echoing Amazons Prime Now delivery branding. This comes hot on the heels of the news that ecommerce giant Amazon is wading into the bricks-and-mortar grocery business, with its planned purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7BN. As well as a one hour…


Walmart and Amazon are battling for retail’s future. Is anyone else in the running?

June 24, 2017

Image: Getty Images How do you compete with Amazon and Walmart? That’s the question ringing in the ears of everyone who works in U.S. retail. Amazon’s blockbuster $ 13.7 billion batch to buy Whole Foods solid the notion that the retail monster is not material to merely reign ecommerceit’s coming for your real-world places too. Walmart is attacking from the other direction. Already was set up by the dominant U.S….


With Whole Foods, Amazon is going to eat the grocery industry

June 22, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Dmitry Guzhanin News broke last week of Amazons plans to acquire supermarket chain Whole Foods for a reported $13.7 billion. The purchase of the Austin-based grocers more than 450 stores marks Amazons most ambitious step into the brick and mortar retail space, giving them immediate access to a large network of physical locations. While Amazons Prime Now offering has already begun shaking the U.S. retail industry, their…