Amazon's Prime service garnered "millions" of new members in the latest quarter, and a top executive at the company said the Prime Instant Video helped usher in their specific demographic. referring to Prime Instant Video, Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Szkutak said "We think it's certainly helping the Prime numbers, the Prime membership increases that you're seeing," External estimates from earlier in the year put Prime membership above 10 million members a year and a half after they had been speculated to be between 3 million and 5 million .
Microsoft Corp said its fiscal first-quarter profit rose a greater-than-expected 17 percent, as strong sales of its Office and server software to businesses offset weakness in its flagship Windows system. The world's largest software company, which is shifting its focus to devices and services, on Thursday posted a profit of $5.2 billion, or 62 cents per share, up from $4.5 billion, or 53 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. That smashed Wall Street's average forecast of 54 cents
Twitter's months-long search for its first head of news is over: Current NBC News chief digital officer Vivian Schiller has accepted the job serving as a liaison between the social network and news organizations, according to the job description that Twitter posted in May.
The Mercedes-Benz C-class has come due for an update, and our first clue as to how it will look came in some new photos of the interior. Beyond simple design, however, these photos reveal some new connectivity integrated with the head unit: Google maps. One of Mercedes-Benz's photos shows an apps screen, with an icon for Google Maps sitting next to a Facebook icon.