Want to know what’s up with that ad-supported Kindle? Have a question about Amazon’s new cloud-based services or the free videos offered to Prime members? Get those questions answered today, as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be live in the Yonkers, NY, offices of Consumer Reports. We’ll have the live stream right here, and you’ll be able to ask questions during the event. If you can’t make it, be sure to follow it on Twitter at #SSCRSummit.
In a speech this morning, President Obama is expected to address the economy, and “outline some key priorities for encouraging businesses to invest and create jobs,” according to White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer. Will it work? Watch the speech here at 11:15 a.m. EST, and let us know what you think. [More]
The two companies most responsible for making your next live entertainment experience a financial disaster may announce a merger as early as this week, reports Reuters and the WSJ. If it goes ahead, the new company will apparently call itself Live Nation Ticketmaster, not “Satan’s Boxoffice” as one might expect. The merger will raise antitrust issues, but if Sirius/XM has taught us anything, it’s that those issues can be ignored at the expense of consumer choice and pricing.