Amazon inks deal with NBCUniversal to stream Grimm, Smash, Curious George

Amazon signed yet another streaming deal today, this time inking a content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal to stream a bevy of shows exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Shows like Covert Affairs, Grimm and Suits are available today, while Hannibal and Defiance will be released later this year. Through Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, shows like Curious George and Land Before Time will also be available for kids and… Read More


Microsoft research: 4 habits of the multi-screen viewer

Nowadays, with all the gadgets available to us, multi-tasking with multiple devices has become a regularity. While watching the game on TV, we’ll Tweet about it on our smartphone. When shopping on our PCs, we might use a tablet to find reviews. And if we have more questions about the cast members while watching The… Read More


Amazon exclusive with DC Comics angers booksellers, comic book fans

At an industry event Tuesday afternoon, a group of Seattle techies chatted privately with me about’s new-found power in the publishing industry. Almost overnight, one suggested, the nexus of publishing has shifted from New York to Seattle. That shift is causing some fascinating ripples in the comic book industry, one that has intensified in… Read More


Surprise — TV and celeb gossip works online: Wetpaint boasts 15M monthly page views

Wetpaint’s recent transition to an entertainment and celebrity gossip site appears to be working. Surprise. Surprise. The Seattle startup, which made the switch last fall, making the transition from its wiki-based network of sites, reported today that its entertainment offerings are now attracting three million unique visitors and 15 million page views per month. It… Read More