While Google and Microsoft were making nice this week, ending their public patent feud, Amazon was working on plans to ban competing TV streaming services Apple TV and Chromecast from its online marketplace, reports Bloomberg Business. The reason: "to avoid customer confusion." (cough, cough) Amazon has been emailing its sellers to notify them that they must stop selling devices that don't "interact well" with Prime Video, according to Bloomberg. Current inventory must be removed from Amazon-based…
Ecommerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) finished 2019 strong, reporting impressive fourth quarter and year-end results last week due, in part, to strong holiday sales. Amazons net sales for the quarter increased by 21% to $87.4 billion, compared to $72.4 billion for Q4 2018. Net income increased to $3.3 billion, or $6.47 per diluted share, compared to $3.0 billion, or $6.04 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. For the full year, net sales were up 20% to $280.5 billion, compared to $232.9 billion in 2018. Net income for the full year was $11.6 billion, or $23.01 per diluted share, compared to $10.1 billion, or $20.14 per diluted share.
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Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg announced major changes to Facebook, citing a desire to get back to the social media platform's friends-and-family roots. Another major change may be coming our way soon - paying to belong to a Facebook group. According to a June 20 blog post, Facebook is testing an idea that would give group administrators the ability to charge subscription fees to support their work and help them invest in their online communities.
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In this week's subscription headlines, we've got everything from A to Z, including Amazon, Apple, Susan Zirinsky and Mark Zuckerberg. CBS has named Susan Zirinsky as its next president, the first woman to lead the division. Also, Samsung signs a deal with Apple to bring iTunes-purchased content to its Smart TVs; Kroger and Microsoft partner on retail-as-a-service platform; and media experts are calling for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to resign amid controversy.
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