NYT > Technology: TV Transformed: Unwrapping the Cable TV Bundle

Industry analysts agree that the cable TV bundle of channels is in trouble, but it is less clear what would replace it, or at what cost.

$JCP News: 7 ways to force companies to fix their cybersecurity

It’s just awkward for the parties involved. 4. Transparency on information collection Firms from Facebook and Google to JCPenney collect and use information about their customers for targeted advertising, sale to third parties, and data analysis.

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NYT > Technology: Bits Daily Report: Amazon and the Clash of the Titans

Amazon opens the latest battle against Google and Apple by banning the sale of its rivals’ streaming media players.

The Loop: ∞ Amazon to ban sale of Apple, Google video-streaming devices


Amazon.com Inc. will stop selling media-streaming devices from Google Inc. and Apple Inc. that aren’t easily compatible with its video service, the latest example of the company using its clout to promote products that fit with its own retailing strategy.The Seattle-based Web retailer sent an e-mail to its marketplace sellers that it will stop selling the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast since those devices don’t "interact well" with Prime Video. No new listings for the products will be allowed and posting of existing inventory will be removed Oct. 29, Amazon said.

Interesting, if foolhardy, move by Amazon. They want to push sales of their own product so much, they are willing to give up the revenue generated by the more popular competitors products. I bet this means we won’t be seeing Amazon’s Prime Video on the Apple TV anytime soon.