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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

David Carr: Does Amazon's purchase of Twitch make sense?

"After surfing around for 90 minutes, I couldn’t help asking, is this really a thing?"

Can Amazon's 'Hand of God' win over streaming viewers?

The new show, which airs Thursday, follows Ron Perlman as a judge who believes he is being guided by God.

KOMO NEWS

Amazon fights Netflix, Hulu with creative freedom

The company hopes that its reach, distribution potential and commitment to screening entire seasons of new shows rather than cancelling them after a few episodes will help it beat out original content from Netflix and Hulu.

GEEKWIRE

Why Amazon's streaming books service may be DOA

"If there's no untapped market of potential readers (and the numbers suggest there probably isn't), why would the Big Five make books cheaper when their only remaining buyers are obviously still willing to pay for them?"

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