• Now Netflix does an Amazon, introduces download and offline viewing option

    Now Netflix does an Amazon, introduces download and offline viewing option

    Netflix said Wednesday it would allow offline viewing of streamed videos, a feature long sought by users who want to watch on a plane or to avoid data-connection charges.

    A Netflix statement said that “many of your favorite streaming series and movies” would be available for download and offline viewing on mobile devices.

    “While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their ‘Stranger Things’ binge while on airplanes and other places where internet is […]

  • Amazon is in talks to acquire Dubai-based e-commerce website Souq.com

    Amazon is in talks to acquire Dubai-based e-commerce website Souq.com

    Amazon.com Inc. is in talks to acquire Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com FZ for about $1 billion in a deal that will give the e-commerce giant a footprint in the high-growth Middle East market, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Seattle-based Amazon is considering a bid for all of the site, which had initially planned to sell a stake of at least 30 percent, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. No final agreements have […]