A recent study by research firm IHS Markit states that Amazon and Netflix spent a combined total of $7.5 billion on programming in 2015. $4.9 billion of that was by Netflix, while $2.6 billion was by Amazon.Read more
Amazon has debuted its own streaming music service, Amazon Music Unlimited, to compete with Spotify and Apple Music. But will the features and pricing be enough of a draw for customers?Read more
In online commerce news, big box store giant Walmart is planning to buy the online retail startup Jet.com for $3 billion. Jet.com started last year as a would-be competitor to online giant Amazon. It featured a pricing model based on how much stuff one buys, as well as free two-day shipping.
Below is an infographic showing how much revenue various major US retailers brought in in 2015.Read more
Much has changed in both technology and in the business world since 2006. A decade ago, the smartphone boom hadn’t started, Apple started its MacBook series of laptops (replacing the previous iBook and Powerbook lines), and social media was just taking off.
On the business side, the most valuable public companies in 2006 were mostly energy companies or banking. However, the next 10 years would see big changes for both sectors.Read more
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Tuesday night is President Obama’s final State of the Union address, as he leaves office a year from now. This[…]Read more