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Amazon picks off NFL Thursday Night from Twitter

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Amazon will stream NFL Thursday Night games this season, replacing Twitter. That means that technically, the games won’t be free to stream, but they will be carried by broadcast networks. The games are available to members of Amazon Prime, which costs $99 per year. Prime, which comes with other perks like free videos, books and shipping, has an estimated 65 million members. A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it’s a one-year deal…

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Amazon to launch Prime Now one, two-hour delivery service in Tampa Bay area

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Local Amazon customers could soon enjoy one- and two-hour delivery service, as the online retailer launches Prime Now in the Tampa Bay area. As first reported by Ashley Gurbal Kritzer of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Amazon is leasing about 30,000 square feet of warehouse space center off Adamo Drive and is currently providing orientation for new part-time associates for the Prime Now service. Since Amazon has opened fulfillment centers in both Lakeland and Ruskin, Prime customers have the option…

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Last-minute holiday shopper? There’s an app for that

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Procrastinators, rejoice. This year there are more apps and services than ever before to help last-minute shoppers. Apps such as Curbside deliver orders directly to the trunk of your car, more retailers are offering incentives to buy online and pick up in-store, and Amazon Prime Now and other same-day delivery services have vastly expanded this year. “In some sense, same-day delivery is going to become the new gift card,” said Daphne Carmeli, CEO of Deliv which works with retailers to…

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Donald Trump, Brian Williams, Caitlyn Jenner among TV’s most eye-popping in 2015

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It’s been a year of shifting sands in late night. A year of broken trust in two vastly different TV personalities. And a year when presidential debates became must-see TV. Here’s a rundown of 10 big television happenings in 2015: — SAY ‘GOOD NIGHT’: Late-night TV’s transformation began in January, when Larry Wilmore‘s new “Nightly Show” claimed the Comedy Central slot previously held by Stephen Colbert‘s “Colbert Report.” Then in February, Jon Stewart announced he was leaving Comedy Central’s “The…

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Wal-Mart to offer online grocery ordering in Tampa, Orlando, Miami

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Wal-Mart announced that its online grocery ordering system will start rolling out in five Florida cities over the coming weeks. Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Naples and Cape Coral are among the first 20 cities to get online grocery ordering from the mega retailer, which has made a major push into the grocery market over the past few years. The three stores participating in the Tampa area are the Wal-Mart supercenters on Causeway Boulevard, Gibsonton Drive and Gunn Highway. In the announcement, Wal-Mart said online grocery…

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