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Amazon's Alexa may put Siri on the sidelines in app developers' minds

Alexa may soon dethrone Apple's Siri as the most popular virtual assistant among app developers now that Amazon is opening up the technology behind its Echo wireless speaker.

Amazon's HDR play, like 4K, may have limited audience

With 4K off to a stuttering start in the online video space, Amazon is looking to differentiate itself from competitors like Netflix, announcing that some of its original series, including Mozart In The Jungle, will be available in the newly standardized high dynamic range format.

Verizon part of drone experiments with NASA to see if cell towers can monitor UAVs

Verizon Wireless is one of several companies working with NASA on experiments related to monitoring of drones, and Verizon's part of the project is to see whether drones could be monitored via cell towers.

Hulu is a 'viable competitor' to Netflix, analyst says

Despite its consistent position at the bottom of the top three SVOD providers in the U.S., Hulu may not stay there for long. As networks look for new ways to compete in the over-the-top space, Hulu may be part of their strategic options--and thanks to a slew of exclusive content deals, may already be stealing eyeballs from Netflix and Amazon.

Sharing Netflix, other SVOD accounts is prevalent among OTT households--but how much it matters is relative

Among the 57 percent of U.S. broadband households that have an over-the-top video subscription like Hulu, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Netflix, 11 percent are using shared accounts provided by people outside the home, a new Parks Associates study says. But the question remains as to whether account sharing is a real problem, or an opportunity for SVOD providers.

Amazon, Jet Blue partner to launch in-flight streaming via Fly-Fi service

JetBlue and Amazon are teaming up to significantly boost content offerings on the airline's in-flight broadband service, dubbed Fly-Fi. Amazon Instant Video will be available this year on the service for passengers to rent or buy, and then stream, videos during their trip; Prime Instant Video subscribers will be able to stream movies and TV series from the service.

Where Netflix, YouTube and HBO Now fit in the OTT industry

What are the most prevalent revenue models in OTT, and where do providers like Netflix fit in the online entertainment landscape? We take a look.

Amazon Prime to 'see a lot of invention' as platform builds

Amazon's Prime platform continues to play a key role in the retail giant's earnings and its streaming component, Prime Instant Video, is helping to reduce subscriber churn, company executives said on a quarterly call with investors. That, along with the $5 billion annually that its AWS cloud services division pulls in, is helping turn the tide on the multimillion-dollar losses that have become practically routine over the past year as the company continues to invest in its infrastructure.

Mediacom goes all-digital in Missouri; NAB hints at support for net neutrality

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Wireless in the first quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2015? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.