The new device will probably be named Firetube. It is supposed to allowusers to access the catalogue of Amazon's videos, including its Instant Video and Video on Demandservice.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon approached a number of cable TV service providers and app developers, offering partnerships on the set-top box project. It was reported earlier in October that mid-October was a deadline for submitting apps for the device.
Amazon is well known for its already existing video servicesusing an app on various mobile devices and set-top boxes. The company has been expanding its video service by producing original content and through signing exclusive agreements. Releasing the new set-top box would mean that Amazon could be placed in competition with many of its current partners. On the other hand, the new device could help Amazon to gain better control of the video experience. It would alsoimprove the environment for its own devices.
Gwyneth Paltrow facing Lawsuit
The famous actress and creator of a website named Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, is facing a lawsuit by a man who claims she plagiarized his creative phrase. And she is also concerned about her ex-husband’s new relationships.
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