According to a new report from CNBC, Amazon has been planning to bring more ads to Alexa, its smart voice assistant. The company has reportedly been in talks with retailers such as Procter & Gamble and Clorox. And according to CNBC’s sources, Amazon is also trying to gauge whether potential clients would pay to have their products placed higher in searches performed on Echo smart speakers. According to the report, Amazon has even begun testing certain promotional features. For instance, users who buy the Clorox product Pine-Sol may also receive a suggestion to buy other Clorox products. It must be noted that Amazon has essentially denied CNBC’s report, telling Engadget that it has no plans to introduce ad products to Alexa. We’ll see.
Among the highlights and surprises, Sandra Oh is the first Asian American woman to be nominated as Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for BBC America’s Killing Eve)….ABC’s Modern Family failed to land a comedy series or acting nomination for the first time since its launch in 2009…. Nat Geo’s Genius: Picasso grabbed seven nods….After […]
The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday. HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 22 noms, while NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld each nabbed 21, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale followed with 20. Netflix was tops among networks with 112 total nominations, followed by HBO with 108 and NBC […]
The United States Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland comes to the org after serving as chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association. “The USOC is at a critical time in its history and requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who is capable of building on […]
Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup Semifinal featuring a Croatia upset over England delivered 5,504,000 viewers to the FOX broadcast network and set an all-time FIFA World Cup Semifinal streaming record, according to the company. The match was up 61% from the Spain/Germany match in the corresponding 2010 window and ran nearly even with Netherlands/Argentina in 2014. […]
CYNOPSIS BREAKING NEWS Nominees for the 70thPrimetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning by Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Ryan Eggold (New Amsterdam), along with Television Academy execs. HBO’s Game of Thrones grabbed the most nods with 22; NBC’s SNL and HBO’s Westworld each earned 21. Final voting takes place August […]