Amazon's Appstore for Android is now open for business in close to 200 additional nations across the globe, an expansion timed to coincide with the worldwide rollout of the digital commerce giant's Android-powered Kindle Fire HD tablet.
This week, while the broadcast networks' prime time schedules are winding down for summer, Netflix will add a new season of "Arrested Development" to its library. And with the franchise's built-in fan base, the new season is about the closest thing to a sure bet currently found in original online video production.
Devices running Google's Android generated 52 percent of all mobile advertising impressions across the Millennial Media network during the first quarter of 2013, jumping from 49 percent in the year-ago quarter.
Amazon launched Coins, a new virtual currency designed to drive purchases from its Appstore for Android.
Amazon is developing a high-end 3D smartphone as part of a wider push into mobile and hardware, according to a Wall Street Journal report, the latest indication that a smartphone is coming from the e-commerce giant and Kindle purveyor.
Executives at some of the largest media companies weighed in on several online video topics during quarterly earnings teleconferences this week. They were asked by stock analysts about topics such as Aereo's online distribution of TV signals and Netflix's plans to be more selective about the programming it licenses.
Is China going to become the app market to beat? FierceMobileContent takes a closer look at why the next big app explosion will be in China .
Amazon is extending its Appstore for Android to China, becoming the first Western company to offer premium-priced Android applications to consumers in the world's largest smartphone market. Rival Google Play's Chinese efforts remain limited to free Android apps.
Barnes & Noble is expanding Google Play support to its Android-powered Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, offering users access to more than 700,000 applications and games as well as millions of songs, movies and television programs. Nook owners were previously limited to downloading apps and content offered via the bookseller's own Nook Store.
What do cable-ready TVs have to do with the IPTV space? They were one of the first of a long line of devices intended to circumvent the cable operator's desire to reap rewards from premium channels. But what stopped the free ride on cable-ready TVs is the same thing that will stymie Amazon and other non-linear providers hoping to cash in on set-top boxes and other IP gateways.