Tech News Weekly

Feb 1st 2024

Tech News Weekly 322

The Rising Costs of Streaming Services

Amazon & Roomba, Vision Pro, Data Centers

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.
Category: News

Abrar Al-Heeti joins Mikah Sargent as this week's guest co-host! Abrar shares how Amazon Prime Video now has ads unless you pay more for the ad-free viewing experience, mirroring Disney+ and Netflix's decision to interject ads into its lowest-tier service. Amazon backs out of its acquisition of Roomba following opposition from the EU. Scott Stein of CNET shares his review of the Apple Vision Pro headset. And Reed Albergotti talks about data centers that are smack dab in the middle of nowhere!

  • Abrar Al-Heeti shares her story of the week of how Amazon Prime Video now has ads in the basic tier unless you opt to pay 2.99 a month more, following similar moves from Disney+ and Netflix.
  • Mikah talks about Amazon backing out of its Roomba acquisition following EU opposition and its plan to block the acquisition.
  • Scott Stein of CNET joins the show to talk about his review of the Apple Vision Pro and his thoughts on the device from when it was initially announced to now after reviewing it.
  • Finally, Reed Albergotti from Semafor stops by to talk about the mobile data centers, often in remote locations.

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