GeekWire Podcast: Netflix ads, Amazon’s shipping business, and Paul Allen’s real legacy

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. (GeekWire File Picture / Kevin Lisota)

Does it look like exercise is selecting up on the market within the tech world? Large fundings could also be taking place much less regularly (with notable exceptions resembling Convoy) however the return of occasions and in-person conferences appears to have created a collective power that’s been lacking for the previous two years.

In that spirit, we’ve acquired a seize bag of matters on this week’s present:

New period for Netflix: Information that Netflix is exploring a lower-price tier, supported by promoting, has us considering again to our latest episode with Anthony Skinner, tech chief of promoting measurement and analytics firm iSpot, who foreshadowed this transfer.

We additionally marvel on the transient lifespan of CNN+, and lament all of the streaming subscriptions on our month-to-month payments.

Amazon’s subsequent large enterprise? Amazon’s unveiling of a brand new program referred to as “Purchase with Prime” will let Prime members purchase objects on non-Amazon e-commerce websites, and it’s a key step towards a standalone Amazon transport enterprise, maybe assembly the qualities of a “dreamy” enterprise that Jeff Bezos outlined in his 2014 letter to shareholders.

Paul Allen’s legacy: The reported sale of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Assortment suits a sample of his property divesting a few of his extra fanciful initiatives, whereas sticking together with his core investments in expertise and science. It additionally hints at what’s forward for Residing Computer systems Museum, the Seattle Seahawks, Cinerama, and many others.

Extra matters: GeekWire’s upcoming journey to Pittsburgh; the Might 12 GeekWire Awards; our latest episode with Soviet-born Seattle tech CEO Sergei Dreizin; and an upcoming episode with Reggie Fils-Aimé, the previous Nintendo of America president, about his new e-book.

Pay attention above, or subscribe to GeekWire in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you hear.

With GeekWire co-founders Todd Bishop and John Prepare dinner; Audio enhancing and manufacturing by Curt Milton; Theme music by Daniel L.Ok. Caldwell.

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