Stream It

You Can Now Opt for Slower Amazon Delivery in Exchange For Free Instant Video Credits

The options are overwhelming. (Screengrab: via Amazon)

While it’s hard to miss Amazon while they’re flying drones around the Space Needle and building a 10,000 strong robot army, we would’t blame you if you’ve been too captivated by Netflix to care that Amazon has a ton of content available for instant streaming.

In what we assume is a tactic to bring some avid streamers to Amazon Instant Video, the company is offering Prime customers Instant Video credits in exchange for a little more time to deliver their packages. Read More

Linkages

Booting Up: Satya Nadella Is Probably Microsoft’s New CEO

Eeeeesh. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Satya Nadella, a 22-year Microsoft veteran who leads the Cloud and Enterprises unit, is expected to be named CEO of the conglomerate next week. [Seattle Times]

Text your aunt that her Yahoo Mail account has been targeted in a hacking attempt. User(s) should change their passwords. [BBC News]

Rising transportations costs could force Amazon to hike prices of its Prime membership by more than $40. [CNet]

Google’s fourth quarter revenue jumped 17 percent to $16.86 billion so it sounds like they’re going *fine.* [Recode]

There’s a retweet-like button called Reshare hidden in Facebook Paper’s debut. Speculation is that itĀ could soon make its debut. [Verge]

Crowd Power

Wal-Mart’s Foolproof New Way to Beat Amazon Prime Is to Just Have You Deliver Stuff for It

(Photo: Daily Finance)

Between Amazon Prime, Google Shopping Express and eBay Now, the next-day delivery wars are heating up, leading big box store Wal-Mart to unleash a chorus of “me too’s!” But in order to become a legitimate competitor, Wal-Mart has to devise a creative scheme to make it stand out. That scheme? Just having its customers do the deliveries and calling it “crowd sourcing.” Read More