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- Dec. 14: Last day to order and get free delivery on orders over $25, free for all customers
- Dec. 18: Last day to order items eligible for Standard Shipping, free for Prime members
- Dec. 22: Last day to order tens of millions of items, free for Prime members
- Dec. 23: Last day to order more than 10 million items eligible for One-Day Delivery (coast to coast, free for Prime members with no minimum purchase)
- Dec. 24: Last day to order millions of items eligible for Same-Day Delivery (free for Prime members in eligible areas on orders over $35, order by 9:30 a.m. local time)
- Dec. 24: Last chance for free two-hour grocery delivery, reserved exclusively for Prime members in select cities. Order by 5 p.m. local time (3 p.m. in select locations) for Whole Foods Market and 8 p.m. local time for Amazon Fresh
- Dec. 24: Whole Foods Market stores, Amazon Books, and Amazon 4-star stores are open Christmas Eve (store hours vary by location)
- Dec. 25: Give the gift that keeps on giving with online purchases of Amazon Gift Cards and Amazon Prime
- 12/12/19--02:38: AT&T Adds New Sites, Upgrades Network Across Maryland
- 12/12/19--03:29: Sprint launches cloud-based smart camera
- 24-hour cloud video storage for motion detection.
- Live HD video streaming.1
- Night vision.
- Two-way audio.
- High-definition 1080p.
- Wi-Fi connected (2.4GHz).
- 125-degree field of view.
- 12/12/19--04:23: Performance Meets Affordability; Hands-on with the Galaxy A90 5G
- 12/13/19--02:25: LG connects to Spanish consumers through equine and art
- 12/13/19--04:25: AT&T 5G Now Live for Consumers in 10 Markets
- 5G initially offers broad coverage areas for both consumers and businesses over low-band 5G. This service is ideal for mobile customers who need performance while on the go.
- 5G+ offers extra speed and capacity over high-band 5G to serve high-traffic areas and places like arenas, campuses and more. It is currently available for businesses and collaborators who are exploring new ways to unlock the significant performance capabilities of 5G+. Service is now offered in parts of 23 cities, including recent entries into parts of King of Prussia and West Hollywood.FN
LG Electronics’ newest gram laptop computer series – the LG gram 17 (model 17Z90N), LG gram 15 (model 15Z90N), LG gram 14 (model 14Z90N) and 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 (model 14T90N) – is designed to set a new standard for portable computing and will satisfy the needs of the most demanding users. The 2020 lineup of LG gram laptops stick to the company’s winning formula – lightweight, compact, long battery life – while adding even more performance.
At the heart of the new series is the 10th Generation Intel® Core processor with Iris® Plus graphics and up to 24GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory. With double the graphics processing power of last year’s models, content creators will love having the speed and power to edit 4K video on-the-go and users will marvel at how smooth games can be with Iris Plus built-in.
With a larger 80Wh battery in both the 17Z90N and 15Z90N, users can still enjoy hours and hours of use away from an outlet with no sacrifice in portability. The new LG grams also come with Wi-Fi 6 ensuring enhanced wireless connectivity, better efficiency and lower battery consumption. The new LG grams feature Mega Cooling System to keep the devices running cool and quiet under all usage scenarios.
A CES® 2020 Innovation Award winner, the flagship LG gram 17 is the ultimate solution for anyone looking for maximum productivity in a portable form factor. The expansive 17-inch Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array (WQXGA) IPS display delivers highly detailed images with incredibly precise colors. The device’s 16:10 display provides more room to work when editing videos, photos and documents.
Redesigned for 2020, the new lineup delivers more features and a minimalist design for a seamless, premium look. The new LG gram 15 and LG gram 14 continue the brand’s legacy of providing long usage times for less charging and more convenience. LG’s svelte laptops are industry benchmarks in its ability to fit a 15-inch display in a 14-inch body and a 14-inch screen in a chassis designed for a 13.3-inch computer.
LG’s ultra-portable convertible laptop, the LG gram 2-in-1 (model 14T90N), returns this year with greater functionality and the addition of ThunderboltTM 3. Giving users the power to be more productive no matter where they are, this versatile device retains its core DNA, delivering more than 20 hours of worktime in a package that tips the scale at only 1,145 grams.
“The LG gram series continues to lead the industry in delivering beyond expectations when it comes to portability without sacrifice,” said Jang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT business division. “Historically, customers had to choose one feature among performance, portability and battery life. LG gram is proof that this adage is no longer true.”
As Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) continues to grow its logistics network, which is powered by innovative technology and incredible employees, the company is enabling ultrafast delivery to the most convenient locations.Today, Amazon announced that Prime members in eligible areas can shop a selection of millions of products right up until Christmas Eve and receive them that day with Prime Free Same-Day Delivery and free two-hour delivery with Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market.
Members can also enjoy the convenience of Free One-Day Delivery on more than 10 million items — the largest next-day selection in the U.S. — including toys and electronics, home, fashion, and everything needed to wrap up the holidays.
“We want customers to experience the magic of the holidays with family and friends knowing Amazon has them covered with fast, free, and reliable shipping on millions of items – from best-selling gifts and holiday décor, to the icing for their gingerbread cookies,” said Maria Renz, Vice President, Global Delivery Experience at Amazon. “Whether you’re a planner or a procrastinator, this season Prime members have more delivery options than ever before and we thank our team of customer-obsessed associates and drivers who are delivering smiles throughout the holidays.”
HOLIDAY CHEAT SHEET: For free delivery before Christmas, the following dates apply*
*Not all delivery speeds are available for all products in all regions, and order minimums and cutoff times may apply. Most items ordered during the holiday season can be returned until Jan. 31, 2020.
Groceries and more delivered on Christmas Eve. Prime members get free and fast delivery on groceries and more from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market. Selection includes a wide range of grocery products including everything members need for their holiday meals, and much more. In addition to a complete selection of groceries, Prime members in select cities can shop Amazon Fresh for tens of thousands of items across dozens of categories, including Amazon devices, toys, gifts, wrapping supplies, and more. Plus, Prime members can find the same deals that are available on Amazon.com and receive free two-hour delivery in select cities.
Don’t Spoil the Surprise. Customers who want to save the surprise from snooping family members and roommates can choose to have their holiday orders securely delivered to a self-service Amazon Locker in 900+ cities and towns across the U.S., including Whole Foods Market locations, at no additional cost. New this holiday season, customers also have the option to pick up their Amazon packages in-store at one of thousands of Amazon Counter partner locations across the U.S., including staffed pickup areas within Rite Aid, GNC, and Stage stores, as well as at Health Mart independent pharmacies. To find an Amazon Hub pickup point in their area, customers can visit amazon.com/hub. Prime members in 50 U.S. cities and surrounding areas can also enjoy secure, convenient package delivery with Key by Amazon (amazon.com/key). Members can choose to have packages delivered inside their home, car, or garage to keep them away from the elements or hidden from snooping family members.
MORE WAYS TO SHOP
Save Santa a Trip. With more than 30 Amazon 4-star and Amazon Books store locations across 12 states in the U.S., customers can shop for highly rated gifts, devices, and smart home accessories in-store this holiday season. Amazon 4-star carries highly rated products from top categories like kitchen, home, toys, books, games, devices, and consumer electronics. Shop in-store deals and features, including “This Season’s Top Toys,” “Most-Wished-For on Amazon.com,” and “Stocking Stuffers” and find selection from Amazon.com’s Holiday Toys List, Amazon Home Holiday Guide and more. At Amazon Books, discover books, test-drive devices, and shop other customer favorites, including “Most-Wished For Books on Amazon.com,” “Gifts for the Book Lover,” and selections from the Holiday Toys List. Visit amazon.com/stores to find a location nearest you.
‘Tis the Season. Give the gift of Prime! The gift of Prime guarantees your loved ones can experience the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon, plus access to fast, free shipping. Visit amazon.com/giftprime to purchase three months ($39) or one year ($119) this holiday. According to Amazon’s recently published Best of Prime 2019 report, delivery got faster with Prime members in the U.S. receiving three times more items from Amazon’s online store in one day or faster compared to the previous year. To view the full report, including what Prime members shopped for, watched, listened to, and read, visit amazon.com/bestofprime.
Amazon Gift Cards. According to a National Retail Federation study, gift cards remain the most popular items on shoppers’ wish lists for the thirteenth consecutive year. Amazon Gift Cards are redeemable for millions of items storewide and never expire. Customers can visit amazon.com/giftcards and audible.com/giftcenter for a wide variety of delightful designs including boxes, tins, and greeting cards with free one-day delivery (where available). Need it right now? Choose from options you can print at home, send by email, or even text. First time gift card customers can earn a one-time $15 Amazon Credit with a purchase of $50 or more in Amazon Gift cards. Customers who reload their Amazon Gift Card balance with $100 or more will enjoy a $10 bonus. Applicable on first reload only.
Reward Yourself. Until December 22, customers who are approved for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card will earn a $100 instant Amazon Gift Card, and customers approved for the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card will earn a $60 instant Amazon Gift Card.
Returns Made Easy. Customers can buy gifts with confidence on Amazon, knowing that millions of items are eligible for free returns at over 18,000 locations in the U.S. and the return window has been extended until January 31 for items purchased between November 1 and December 31. In addition, over 5,800 locations – including Amazon Books, Amazon 4-star, and select Whole Foods Market locations – offer Label Free, Box Free returns, making it easier than ever to check returns off your list.
Any customer can try Prime for free to experience the best of shopping and entertainment during the holidays by visiting amazon.com/prime.
Every Day Made Better with Prime
Prime was designed to make your life better every single day. Over 100 million paid members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime, including the best of shopping and entertainment. In the U.S. that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, ad-free listening of two million songs plus thousands of stations and playlists with Amazon Music, unlimited access to more than 1,000 books and magazines with Prime Reading, free games with Twitch Prime, Prime Day, and more. Prime members can also get deep discounts on select popular products at Whole Foods Market plus an additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping. In addition to more than 10 million items available for free one-day delivery coast to coast, Prime members in thousands of cities and towns across 46 major metropolitan areas have access to millions of items with free same-day delivery. Prime members also have access to free and fast grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market in more than 2,000 cities and towns. Prime is $119 a year or $12.99 a month and customers can start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime. College students can join Prime Student for 50% off and enjoy the benefits of Prime with a six-month free trial at amazon.com/primestudent. Plus, for an additional $0.99 a month, student members can get Amazon Music Unlimited and stream over 50 million songs ad-free. Customers receiving government assistance through EBT or Medicaid can also qualify for a discounted Prime membership of $5.99 a month at amazon.com/qualify. Amazon Business customers—from small businesses to large enterprises, as well as education, government and non-profit organizations—can also take advantage of Prime’s fast, free shipping and exclusive business-relevant benefits with Business Prime, which starts at $179 per year for up to three users at amazon.com/businessprime.
AT&T* customers and FirstNet subscribers across Maryland got a big boost in wireless connectivity this year. We’ve added new cell sites across Maryland to enhance the state’s 4G LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service. Our investment will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices.
The new sites include:
Hagerstown, Washington County, near North Burhans Blvd. and West Irvin Avenue
East New Market, Dorchester County, near Mount Holly Road and Fox Ridge Road
Edgewater, Anne Arundel County, near Central Ave and Pike Ridge Road
Frederick, Frederick County, near Reichs Ford Road and Public Safety Place
Hanover, Anne Arundel County, near Live! Casino in Arundel Mills
Rockville, Montgomery County, near Shady Grove Road and W. Montgomery Avenue
Frederick, Frederick County, near the intersection of I-270 and I-70
These new sites are among an estimated 364 network upgrades we made in Maryland in 2019.
“We want our customers to have a great experience. With 4G LTE mobile broadband service, they’ll be able to experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends,” said Denis Dunn, president, AT&T Maryland. “We consistently work to provide better coverage for the community and its first responders, and we’re investing in our wireless network across Maryland to accomplish that.”
We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected. That’s why we’re also boosting network reliability and capacity as we expand our network. This helps Maryland residents get the best possible experience over the AT&T network wherever they live, work and play.
These upgrades will also benefit public safety and first responders on FirstNet – public safety’s dedicated communications platform. FirstNet is bringing public safety communications into the 21st century with new, innovative capabilities to help those users stay safe and save lives.
These enhancements also bring Band 14 spectrum to the area. Band 14 is nationwide, high-quality spectrum set aside by the government specifically for FirstNet. Its signal covers larger geographic areas with less infrastructure to better support rural communities, and it can better penetrate buildings and walls in more urban areas as compared to higher-MHz spectrum. When not in use by FirstNet subscribers, AT&T customers can enjoy Band 14’s added coverage and capacity.
FirstNet is being built with AT&T in a public private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority. It’s designed to help first responders in Maryland and across the country connect to the critical information they need – when they need it – so they can keep themselves and the communities they serve safer.
We’re committed to investing in our networks in Maryland.
From 2016 to 2018, we invested nearly $450 million in our Maryland wireless and wired networks. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.
Holiday revelers and gift-givers can now purchase and set up a View indoor smart camera, available exclusively from Sprint (NYSE: S). Who doesn’t want to catch Santa in the act on Christmas Eve? With View, a cloud-based, indoor wireless camera, customers can access an instant video feed from their home using a simple app on their smartphone. The View can provide peace of mind by letting users know that everything is OK while they’re away from their home or business.
The View indoor smart camera allows users to monitor their house, apartment or even business from virtually wherever they may be. This affordable camera accessory makes a great gift for anyone who wants to know what’s going on even when they’re not around.
“This is our first venture into the connected home arena – and, we’re excited to come out of the gate with the high-quality View indoor smart camera,” said Doug Smith, Sprint vice president of product marketing and product innovation. “Customers want to know everything is OK at home when they’re not there – whether it’s checking in on their dog or observing unwanted behavior. For this and more, the Sprint Home View indoor smart camera is a great solution at an outstanding value.”
With the View indoor smart camera there’s no special provisioning or in-store setup necessary (making it a great gift for anyone who has a smartphone). Smartphone users just need to download the Sprint Home app, create an account, pair to the camera, and they’re ready to roll!
Customers can purchase the View indoor smart camera on an installment billing plan for only $8.34 per month2 by visiting a Sprint store, calling 800-SPRINT-1 or at www.sprint.com. The camera has a suggested retail price of $99.99 and includes 24 hours of cloud storage.
The View smart camera represents the first peg in Sprint’s new connected home platform: Sprint Home.
| 1 HD streaming requires capable Sprint wireless plan. Requires Wi-Fi.|
2 For 12 months with approved credit. If you cancel early, remaining balance due. Taxes due at sale.
For those who prioritize affordability when choosing a smartphone, a device from the Galaxy A series is likely to be an optimal choice. In particular, the Galaxy A90 5G – the first smartphone from the A series with 5G connectivity – includes essential features that are on par with those offered by high-spec flagship models, all at a reasonable price.
Samsung Newsroom reviewed the Galaxy A90 5G to find out exactly how it has been optimized for creating and enjoying content on the 5G network.
#1 5G: Next-level Speed and Optimization
The Galaxy A90 5G’s stand-out feature is its ability to harness the power of 5G. From downloading music to streaming movies and playing high-performance video games, the Galaxy A90 5G utilizes the ultra-high-speed data transmission of 5G to allow you to enjoy media quickly and conveniently. You can download a high definition movie in a flash and get immersed in AR and VR with 5G’s rapid connection speeds.
The 5G network has the added advantage of offering ’ultra-low latency’, which permits users to enjoy content seamlessly and on demand, without delay. This kind of feature is optimal for situations such as when users are playing games through Samsung’s 5G game streaming service, ‘Hatch’, which affords direct access to cloud gaming servers. The Galaxy A90 5G’s network capabilities enable rapid transmission speeds and low latency, meaning that, even when playing games with constant manipulation and character interaction, users can enjoy fluid gameplay without having to worry about latency problems, manipulation issues or disconnections.
#2 Performance: Storage, Usability and Battery
The Galaxy A90 5G features an Octa-core 7nm processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB of basic storage, which can be increased up to 640GB. Such specifications demonstrate that the Galaxy A90 5G is competitive with a number of flagship models.
The combination of the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset and the AI-based Game Booster adds to the Galaxy A90 5G’s power. The Game Booster function optimizes gameplay by applying knowledge learned from user habits to balance battery usage, performance and the device’s temperature. Users can additionally check their device’s status at any time by clicking an icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen while in-game. This interface tells you how many hours of gameplay you have left according to your battery life, and additionally allows you to increase your battery life via features that include temperature control and memory monitoring.
Not only does the Galaxy A90 5G offer users reliable, smart performance, it also comes with long-lasting battery life. The Galaxy A90 5G has a high-capacity, 4,500mAh battery to empower users to create and enjoy content all day long. What’s more, a 25W Super Fast charger that significantly reduces charging times is included in the box.
#3 Camera: The Time and Place for the Professional-quality Camera
Thanks to today’s advanced camera technologies, there are a thousand different ways users can document their experiences, and the Galaxy A90 5G’s triple rear camera proves a valuable tool in doing so. The 48 MP Main Rear Camera allows you to take clear, high-quality images, while the Ultra Wide Camera with its 123˚ lens lets you capture more of the world around you. The Galaxy A90 5G also features Night Mode, as well as a Depth Camera that lets you adjust photo depth, resulting in more natural Live Focus photos and videos.
The Galaxy A90 5G has another special feature that is good for sharing useful information. Using the ‘Screen recorder’ function, users can make use of their selfie camera to feature their face and voice in screen recording videos. This feature can come in handy in all manner of situations, from explaining to a friend how to purchase a concert ticket online to demonstrating how to play a game. The Galaxy A90 5G is also equipped with AR Doodle, which lets you draw dynamic pictures on photographs, allowing you to use your surroundings and images like a sketchbook.
#4 Design: Earn Plaudits with Trendy ‘Checkered’ Pattern
The Galaxy A90 5G also draws attention for the unique geometric pattern on its back. The phone’s back cover has been designed with differently colored squares and rectangles that change color when you hold the phone at different angles, providing a refined look. The device is available in two classic color options – black and white.
Along with having a design comprised of slim, smooth curvatures, the Galaxy A90 5G is designed to be easy to grip in one hand, even with its dimensions of 164.8 X 76.4 X 8.4mm. The side buttons that control volume, operate Bixby and turn the phone on and off are aligned on the right hand side of the phone to make operation simpler and save the user from having to switch their grip back and forth. The device’s immersive 6.7” Infinity-U Full HD+ display with 1080 X 2400 resolution is the largest in the A series, ensuring that you truly get the most out of your multimedia content.
Comcast Business today announced that it is providing Gig-speed connectivity to NetLevel Inc., the innovator of the first out-of-home entertainment network, to propel the digital transformation of movie theaters nationwide.
As the entertainment industry continues to evolve, movie theater operators are seeking new ways to attract customers and generate revenue – particularly during off-peak times, including weeknights. NetLevel is helping movie theaters embrace digital streaming by turning brick and mortar locations into continuous, seven-day-a-week digital entertainment destinations hosting eSports events, simulcasting concerts and local sporting events, streaming sports match-ups and more.
To enable movie theaters to identify and create new business models centered around streaming digital content, NetLevel required a secure, high-speed network to connect its San Jose network equipment center with 65 auditoriums nationwide. NetLevel selected Comcast Business to design and deploy a nationwide Ethernet virtual private line network (EVPL), allowing the out-of-home entertainment network to stream data-rich content from eSports to live concerts.
All 65 partner movie theater locations have been furnished with Comcast Business’ scalable Gig-speed internet access, allowing each to connect to the NetLevel San Jose core network. Now NetLevel can digitally deliver entertainment content to these theaters at up to 10 Gigabits/second, providing its customers the connectivity they need to seize new revenue opportunities.
With Comcast Business’ national network infrastructure in place, NetLevel can dynamically scale operations to meet growing entertainment digital streaming demand. NetLevel intends to expand from 65 theaters to approximately 600 U.S. movie theaters by summer 2020, with plans to rollout to over 6,000 locations by 2022.
“We launched NetLevel two years ago with a vision for disrupting the community entertainment industry and propelling digital transformation at movie theaters across the country,” said Ray Bell, NetLevel CEO. “With Comcast Business, we have the provider and Gig-speed connectivity we need to help turn that vision into a reality.”
As NetLevel’s out-of-home entertainment network grows, Comcast Business is poised to install coaxial and fiber connectivity at additional NetLevel movie theater locations.
“For the first time, folks in San Francisco can watch the next big eSports championship taking place in Houston at their favorite local movie theater with fellow fans,” said David Brown, Vice President, Comcast Business. “At Comcast, our network solutions become market differentiators and enable our customers to disrupt and succeed in their respective industries. As streaming and interactive event demand continues to explode, our industry leading network is equipped to expand proportionately.”
World over, consumers are showing a greater preference for home appliances that offer far more than just basic functionality. As tastes become more refined and technologies more advanced, the demand for more creative lifestyle options have grown, relegating the utilitarian beige boxes of yesteryear to the dustbin. Today’s elegant, refined home electronics and appliances prioritize design and convenience without ignoring the core basics: reliability and user-friendliness.
Steeped in art and culture, the people of Spain have long had an appreciation of quality and an eye for innovations that infuse daily life with ease and joy. In particular, the stylish and technologically superior appliances from LG SIGNATURE, LG Electronics’ premium brand, have struck a chord with local consumers.
Madrid Horse Week, one of the most important global equestrian programs and biggest sporting events in Spain, proved to be the ideal forum for showcasing LG’s latest offerings to a large and sophisticated audience.
LG SIGNATURE’s cutting-edge products, including the new wine cellar, were on display during the week-long festivities, with the brand’s name emblazoned throughout the course as well as on the winning trophy.
Beyond sporting events, the Spanish have a collective love of art. So LG’s Spain team hosted an LG SIGNATURE gala event in November with Spanish celebrity and renowned luxury fashion designer Tamara Falcó taking on the role of master of ceremonies. Tamara is well familiar with LG’s premium collection, having been LG SIGNATURE’s brand ambassador in Spain since 2016. The highlight of the gala was a photo exhibition that celebrated the world of cinema where LG SIGNATURE products were artfully integrated into imaginary cinematic environments.
One of the more popular images at the exhibit drew its inspiration from the Mad Hatter’s tea party scene from Alice in Wonderland. The fresh strawberries and cakes displayed on the elaborately decorated table hinted at LG SIGNATURE refrigerator’s enhanced freshness features as model Tamara Falcó’s stunning pink gown is mirrored by the stainless steel and glass door.
In another striking piece, Tamara takes on a starring role in one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic works, Rear Window. The scene captures her glancing out the window, as if spotting someone watching from afar. She’s dressed elegantly — in a style synonymous with the LG SIGNATURE brand — as a bright light emanates from inside the washing machine.
“The design and quality of LG SIGNATURE made it easy to seamlessly work the products into each of these cinematic-themed compositions,” said Falcó. “Just as they are in these images, LG SIGNATURE appliances are right at home in the most beautiful and well-curated apartments and houses.”
Amazon Music today released its brand-new mini-documentary, titled Mariah Carey is Christmas: The Story of “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” diving deep into the origin of the groundbreaking holiday song from the multi-GRAMMY-award-winning artist. The mini-documentary, created in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her album, Merry Christmas, features interviews with Mariah, producer Randy Jackson, and additional insiders sharing their take on the global, cultural phenomenon that continues to climb higher on the charts each year. Amazon Music’s Mariah Carey is Christmas: The Story of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is now available to stream globallyhere, andon the singer’s Amazon gift guide for the holidays in the U.S., featuring a selection of her favorite items found here.
Mariah Carey says, “As we continue to celebrate the 25th anniversary of All I Want for Christmas Is You, it was important for me to share part of the story behind this song that still brings me joy every year. I hope you enjoy Amazon Music’s special glimpse into the magic of this song. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!”
“The success of ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ is unlike anything we’ve ever seen from a holiday hit on Amazon Music – it’s consistently the most popular song on our service globally during the holidays,” says Ryan Redington, Director of Amazon Music. “We were thrilled to be able to work with Mariah and those closest to her to document the making of this enduring hit, and share their stories with our customers.”
Throughout the film, fans will see rare footage from Mariah’s days of making the album, and learn even more about the seminal hit through additional commentary from Jackson, Mariah’s longtime supporter and former manager; journalist Shirley Halperin, Executive Editor for Music at Variety; Gary Trust, Billboard’s Senior Director of Charts; and Mariah’s longtime backup singer and friend of over 25 years, Trey Lorenz. The mini-documentary follows the song from its early days, initially charting at #12 on the overall radio chart, to its dominance of the charts over the years. The song has spent 36 cumulative weeks at #1 on Billboard’s holiday chart since 2011 – the highest any holiday song in history has charted. This year Mariah was also presented with a Guinness World Record for the highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the Billboard Hot 100 by a solo artist.
Additionally, “All I Want for Christmas is You” remains number one on Amazon Music since Thanksgiving Day, and is the most-streamed holiday song in all 50 states this season. The song was also the most popular holiday single in the U.S. on Amazon Music in 2017 and 2018. With billions of holiday streams so far this year globally, and hundreds of holiday playlists and stations, Amazon Music continues to be a leader in holiday music listening. For those who want even more Mariah Carey this holiday season, beginning December 19, Amazon Music listeners in the U.S. can access an exclusive skill on Alexa, to hear special messages and musical selections from the international superstar. By asking, “Alexa, open Mariah’s Christmas Countdown,” listeners will hear a new “Mariah-ism,” a different piece of commentary from the artist, alongside handpicked music every day leading up to Christmas.
Amazon Music’s latest mini-documentaryis the fourth of its kind released this year, highlighting pivotal moments in artists’ careers, including Still Ill: 25 Years of the Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication, The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready to Die and Departure, a detailed look at Sharon Van Etten’s last days of living in New York City before her move to Los Angeles.
And for a limited time, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers can get the best holiday deal in Amazon Music’s history – four months of the premium streaming tier for just $0.99, to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free.
Companies work together to integrate Comcast’s Xfinity Stream into NuEyes smart assistive technology
Comcast today announced a partnership with wearable technology startup NuEyes to bring the Xfinity Stream entertainment viewing experience to visually impaired customers through NuEyes virtual reality technology. The Xfinity Stream app, which allows customers to watch live TV and On Demand content on any device, is now available on the NuEyes e2 smartglasses and VR magnifying device that enhances the usable vision of a person who is visually impaired. Xfinity Stream is pre-installed on NuEyes e2, allowing users with visual disabilities to see TV shows, news, movies, live sports, and more, independently.
Founded by a veteran, NuEyes’ mission is to give millions of people across the U.S. who are visually impaired the independence they may have lost due to conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. The lightweight design of the NuEyes e2, paired with handsfree and wireless functionality, gives people with low vision the ability to participate in their everyday lives in ways that were once difficult or impossible, like clearly seeing loved ones’ faces, reading, cooking and enjoying television.
“Being blind since birth, I know firsthand the power of technology to enhance independence,” said Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President of Accessibility at Comcast. “Our partnership with NuEyes is an extension of our commitment to designing great entertainment experiences for people of all abilities.”
James Baldwin, an 18-year Army Veteran, began losing his vision three years ago due to an injury sustained during his service. He lives with a prosthetic left eye and limited vision in his right eye. James was one of the first customers to experience Xfinity Stream on NuEyes e2, allowing him to watch TV again for the first time in years. You can watch James’ story below, including James’ reaction to seeing his wife Claudia, a fellow blind veteran, for the first time using NuEyes.
“Collaborating with Comcast has been an absolute joy,” said Mark Greget, Founder and CEO of NuEyes. “To be able to stream content directly to our consumers’ eyes in a way that has never been done before enables millions of visually impaired people to continue enjoying their TV experience and more.”
Over the past several years, Comcast launched the industry’s first talking TV guide, introduced a voice-activated remote control, launched X1 eye control for the TV and produced the first live entertainment show in U.S. broadcast history, The Wiz Live, to be accessible to people with a visual disability. Comcast also has a service center specifically dedicated to customers with disabilities where agents are specially trained in the company’s accessibility features and general support issues.
AT&T* 5G is now live for consumers in 10 markets. Millions of consumers and businesses across Birmingham, Ala., Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Providence, R.I., Rochester, N.Y., San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. market areas can now access AT&T’s 5G network using the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G.
“We believe 5G technology will be game-changing, and we continue to help drive this next wave of innovation,” said Scott Mair, President of AT&T Technology Operations. “We were the first in the U.S. to offer commercial mobile 5G, and this is the next step as we build to nationwide service in the first half of 2020.”
Built on top of the Nation’s Best and also the Fastest Wireless Network,1 AT&T 5G availability will continue to rapidly expand – including service in Boston, Bridgeport, Conn., Buffalo, N.Y., Las Vegas, Louisville, Ky., New York City, and other markets soon – as we work toward offering nationwide coverage in the first half of 2020.
AT&T customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G in AT&T stores nationwide or online at att.com/GalaxyNote10Plus5G.2 For a limited time, customers can get the device for as low as $350 when purchased on a qualifying device installment plan, unlimited plan and trade in.3
“With the launch of AT&T 5G for consumers, we’re bringing our customers new and innovative ways to connect with each other, their entertainment and their communities,” said Kevin Petersen, senior vice president AT&T Mobility. “Today’s launch sets the stage for the development of new and immersive experiences as we prepare to deliver AT&T 5G nationwide in the coming months.”
Two flavors of next generation 5G technology
With today’s introduction of AT&T 5G, we now offer our next generation network over both 5G and what we call 5G+ to best serve different applications and customer needs.
More details are available at att.com/5GforYou.
Additionally, customers who travel outside our available 5G coverage area with a compatible 5G device will have confidence in knowing they will still be able to connect to the nation’s best and also the fastest network on AT&T 5G Evolution and LTE. In fact, LTE customers nationwide are already benefitting from the upgrades we’ve made to our network while preparing it for 5G. We offer 5G Evolution (areas with optimized LTE technologies) in over 550 markets today and it offers customers speeds up to twice as fast as LTE.X
If you’re a business, contact your AT&T account manager or visit our business digital portals to learn how you can take advantage of our live 5G network.
1 Best based on GWS OneScore, September 2019. Fastest based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data average download speeds for Q3 2019. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
2 5G connection requires a compatible device and plan. Availability of AT&T 5G is limited. May not be available in your area.
3 Limited Time. When you buy on a qualifying installment plan with an eligible AT&T unlimited plan (min. $75/mo. before discounts) and trade in an eligible smartphone.
X Based on avg AT&T standard 4G LTE v. 5G Evolution download speeds. Req’s capable device. Limited 5G Evolution availability. Learn more at att.com/5GEvolution.