Amazon dumps ‘Freedive’ name for ‘IMDb TV’ as ad-supported streaming service to triple content

(IMDb TV screen grab) Amazon-owned IMDb gave its free streaming video service six months under the name Freedive before changing channels on Monday and rebranding the service “IMDb TV.” The ad-supported service launched in January as yet another option for users to stream movies and television shows. The company now says it will triple its[…]

Hayden Otto Discusses the Rise of North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash Movement

Bitcoin cash merchant acceptance has grown significantly over the last year according to the BCH merchant directory Marco Coino. One specific region, North Queensland, Australia has an extremely dense population of bitcoin cash accepting retailers. This week, News.Bitcoin.com spoke with Coinspice Chief Media Correspondent Hayden Otto about the influx of adoption in North Queensland and[…]

What Makes Slovenia a Cryptocurrency Adoption Leader – Bitcoin.com Mini-Documentary

Slovenia has a population of just 2 million but contains more retail locations accepting bitcoin cash payments than the entire United States. What makes this small country such a cryptocurrency adoption leader? Watch the following video to find out. Also Read: How to Exchange Your Amazon Gift Cards for Bitcoin Cash Slovenia: The Crypto Country[…]

Accept Direct Crypto Payments Using the Rocketr Gateway

It’s in the best interest of businesses to offer their customers a variety of payment options. Cryptocurrencies can undoubtedly bring more buyers and many merchants have introduced support for digital assets. A platform called Rocketr helps merchants accept payments in crypto, including bitcoin cash. Also read: Piixpay Lets You Pay Bills and Invoices With Cryptocurrency[…]

Amazon sends Alexa developers on quest for ‘holy grail of voice science’

At Amazon’s re:Mars conference last week, the company rolled out Alexa Conversations in preview. Conversations is a module within the Alexa Skills Kit that stitches together Alexa voice apps into experiences that help you accomplish complex tasks. Alexa Conversations may be Amazon’s most intriguing and substantial pitch to voice developers in…Read More

Salesforce’s $15.7B Tableau deal is a defining moment for the West Coast tech ‘megalopolis’

Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Salesforce surprised the tech world this week with its agreement to acquire Tableau Software for $15.7 billion — although maybe it shouldn’t have been a surprise, after the Seattle-based data visualization company was listed among the cloud giant’s acquisition targets in a leaked internal slide[…]