Have You Checked Your Amazon Account Recently?
If you purchased an e-book between April 2010 and May 2012, you should go check your Amazon account. If you’re unsure whether or not you purchased an e-book in this time period, you should still go check your account. Apple is dropping $400 million on credits after a lawsuit regarding e-book price fixing. The credits are $6.93 for every New York Times bestseller and $1.57 for other e-books. We got $67.08 in credit, what did you get? (Source: CNBC)
Facebook Paying Celebs & Publishers to Live Stream
Celebrities and publishers are making some serious cash out of Facebook Live. According to a document, Facebook has contracts with up to 140 media companies and celebrities to create videos and live content (Think: Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Mashable, CNN, Kevin Hart, Russell Wilson). The reason for paying these creators is to provide Facebook with a steady stream of videos while FB spends time trying to figure out ad revenue for creators. Just how much are they getting paid? Depends on who it is. Buzzfeed is gaining the most cash at $3.1 million, which is no surprise considering how great their videos are. Can we sign up for this Facebook? (Source: Wall Street Journal)
Stay Calm YouTube Lovers
Around 7:30 eastern time this morning, YouTube went down. The outage affected users worldwide, but was back up and running within an hour. YouTube watchers and creators fled to Twitter to see if it was a personal problem or if everyone was struggling. The YouTube outrage marks their first major outage in years – which is probably why chaos ensued. (Source: Mashable)