The Interview,” which is already linked to a massive corporate hack, a U.S.-North Korea spat and an outcry over censorship, now has another claim to fame: it’s the most successful online film in Sony Pictures’ history. Read more here.
With Prime Now, Amazon’s customers will be able to have toys and books shipped to their door in one hour in Manhattan or less via a new mobile app. Read more here.
Amazon surprised everyone Thursday by unceremoniously launching a product called Echo.The Internet-connected hardware device provides support for Amazon’s virtual assistant platform. That platform, called Alexa, works like Apple’s Siri, Google Now or Microsoft’s Cortana. You talk to Alexa using Echo’s microphone. Alexa talks back through Echo’s speakers. Alexa does things for you. It answers your questions. Read more here.