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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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Blake Dowling: Amazon Go storefront, the next big disruption in retail, society

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When it comes to the home theater experience, we used to rent movies from Blockbuster and Movie Gallery. VHS came and went. Then DVD, which is gone (for the most part). In regards to transportation, there are still taxi cabs out there, but everyone I know contacts Uber to get a ride. Have you bought a CD lately? I know plenty of music execs who wish they could turn back the clock when there were huge margins on tapes, LPs…

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Apple makes Siri smarter, rolls out software improvements

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Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors’ recent moves by building more artificial intelligence into its Siri digital assistant, photos, maps and other online services. The tech giant kicked off its annual software conference by announcing new software features for the Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well, while unveiling a new design for the Apple Music service. It’s also extending Apple Pay to the web, so users can pay for purchases made…

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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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