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Amazon.com Spawns New Movies in the Prime Member Stream

Customers of Amazon.com‘s Prime membership services will now be able to watch movies streamed over the Internet on demand, just as they can through Netflix. The Prime membership, which costs $79 per year, entitles people to free two-day shipping and low-cost next-day shipping. Now, subscribers can also watch roughly 5,000 movies and television shows through Amazon.com Inc.’s new, on-demand Instant Video service.

People can watch these movies on PCs and Macs, or with the help of about 200 Internet-connected TVs, set-top boxes and Blu-ray players according to program specifications.

The move could undercut Netflix Inc., which offers a streaming-only service for $7.99 per month, or about $96 per year.  [24×7]

Classmates.com Graduates to MemoryLane

United Online Inc. has repositioned Classmates.com in the wake of increased competition from all sides by rival social networking sites. The new MemoryLane.com will offer subscribers expanded nostalgia content, such as vintage magazines, classic sports highlights and cover art from memorable albums, in addition to digitized high school yearbooks. Premium members will have greater access to content than free subscription members. Classmates members paid $42 for one-year premium membership, with three-month and two-year options. MemoryLane.com adds a $6.95 month-to-month membership as well as one-time pass and pay-per-view options. [24×7]

Congratulations to this Year’s WTIA Industry Achivement Award Winners

And the winners are…

Commercial Product or Service: Tie between DocuSign and Isilon

Consumer Product or Service: Swype

Service Provider: HasOffers

Best Early-Stage Company: Ground Truth

Best Seed-Stage Company: SPARQcode

Innovative Manufactured Product: XKL, LLC

Best Use of Technology in Government, Non-profit or Education: Open Data Kit

Technology Leader of Tomorrow:: Gizan Gando, Asa Mercer Middle School (Seattle), Grade 6