Jeff Bezos announces Amazon is picking up ‘The Expanse’

It’s been a few days since reports indicated Amazon was close to a deal that would extend the life of sci-fi series The Expanse, and tonight Jeff Bezos made it official. Alcon Entertainment makes the show, which is currently airing season three on Syfy, and said in a statement: “We couldn’t be more excited that […]

Amazon Studios moves ahead with film on inventor of the high five

Amazon Studios has lined up some potentially heart-wrenching dramas, but nothing may be as compelling as the creation of the high five. The media company has ordered a script rewrite for a film about Glenn Burke, a Major League Baseball player who’s credited with the first-recorded instance of the iconic gesture when he congratulated a […]

Amazon Prime members to get new discounts at Whole Foods

Enlarge (credit: Francisco Antunes) Amazon is dishing out more perks to Prime members who shop at Whole Foods. The company announced two new Prime benefits that shoppers can take advantage of in Whole Foods stores: an additional 10 percent off sale items and “deep discounts” on select bestselling items. The perks roll out across all […]

Amazon launches special Whole Foods discounts for Prime members

From the looks of things, free two-hour shipping is but one of many, many Whole Foods perks Amazon is giving Prime members. The e-commerce giant has just announced two new benefits for its subscribers: an additional 10 percent discount off sale items and deep discounts on select best-selling items every week. To take advantage of […]

14 reasons Amazon Prime is still worth the cost, despite the $20 hike in annual membership fees

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Amazon Prime will increase from $ 99 per year to $ 119. The new price will take effect May 11 for new subscribers, and current Prime members will […]

Jeff Bezos says Amazon is not his ‘most important work.’ It’s this secretive rocket company that toils in the Texas desert.

Axel Springer/Business Insider In a recent in-depth interview, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said that Amazon and his other businesses aren’t nearly as important as Blue Origin. Blue Origin builds, tests, and launches reusable rockets and spaceships in the desert of west Texas. Bezos said he wants Blue Origin to help move all heavy industry into […]