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  • Amazon's Prime streaming subs drive its overall sales; membership jumps 53%

    Customers who join Amazon Prime specifically to stream video through its Prime Instant Video service tend to buy more often from other areas of the retail giant's website as well. And while it doesn't seem like much, it's important to note that Prime membership overall increased 53 percent in 2014.

StreamNation acquires PictureLife, shifting toward one-stop shop for streaming media storage

Cloud storage and stream-back provider StreamNation has acquired PictureLife, a New York-based startup specializing in online photo storage, for an undisclosed amount.

WWE Network breaks 1M subscribers, but is it enough to be profitable?

WWE's online video gamble, WWE Network, has crossed its first big subscriber benchmark, passing 1 million subscribers this week.

Cablevision's Wi-Fi phone service isn't much now, but just wait

Cablevision took its first step into the wireless world Monday, by introducing a Wi-Fi-only phone service, Freewheel, that its subscribers can get for $10 a month. But with its limited service--Wi-Fi works only where hotspots and wireless routers are available, and doesn't do handoffs the way cellular technology does--it's hardly a threat to incumbent carriers like AT&T.

Popcornflix app hits 10M downloads milestone

Ad-supported online streaming service Popcornflix said its app has been downloaded more than 10 million times, a figure combined from app downloads to a number of devices including Roku players, game consoles, mobile devices and smart TVs.

Imagine buys RGB Networks, adding dynamic ad insertion to OTT, TV Everywhere offerings

Imagine Communications is adding a dynamic ad insertion component to its online video infrastructure portfolio, acquiring RGB Networks for an undisclosed amount.

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Marriott International, the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Ryman Hospitality Properties on Friday withdrew their petition with the FCC that sought rules and clarity around Wi-Fi networking management tools--also known as the "Wi-Fi blocking" petition.

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While the FCC is cracking down hard on Wi-Fi blocking and blasting Marriott International's request to do just that, the FCC so far hasn't addressed other questions that Marriott and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) put forth in their petition last year.