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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon. www.amazon.com
The Bertha Foundation
The Bertha Foundation was established in 2010 by a family who believes that bright ideas, combined with resources and strong leadership, can create profound social impact. We believe in the power of social activism to generate social, political, economic and environmental change. We believe in passionate individuals and projects that can effect change on a local or global scale. Our goal is to facilitate and support their growth. We hope those touched by The Bertha Foundation will in turn be inspired and motivated to create meaningful opportunities for others. www.berthafoundation.org
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Hulu is an online TV service whose mission is to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium content when, where and how they want it. As we pursue this mission, we aspire to create a service that users, advertisers and content owners unabashedly love. Hulu was founded in 2007 and is operated independently by a dedicated team with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Beijing. NBCUniversal, News Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, Providence Equity Partners, and the Hulu team share in the ownership of the company. www.hulu.com
Kickstarter is the largest platform for funding creative projects in the world. Every week on Kickstarter, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars and help bring creative projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields to life. The Kickstarter community features projects by Oscar winners, Grammy winners, TED Fellows, New York Times best-sellers, Pulitzer Prize finalists, and thousands of others. Kickstarter is open to creative projects big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and avant-garde. www.kickstarter.com
With more than 25 million members in the United States and Canada, Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. For $7.99 a month, Netflix members in the U.S. and Canada instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streaming over the Internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, Internet-connected TVs, home theater systems, digital video recorders and Internet video players; Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 200 devices that stream from Netflix are available in the U.S. and a growing number are available in Canada. www.netflix.com
New Video distributes the largest array of independent digital content worldwide. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the company delivers feature films, TV programs and web originals via digital download, streaming media, video-on-demand, Blu-ray, DVD, and theatrical release. New Video streamlines the distribution and marketing process for filmmakers, bringing fresh content to new audiences. The company’s library includes award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films ®, next gen indies and web hits from Flatiron Film Company®, as well as numerous premiere labels such as A+E® Home Entertainment, History™, Lifetime®, China Lion, Arthouse Films and Tribeca Film. New Video is proud distributor of recent Oscar®-nominees The Secret of Kells, GasLand, Waste Land and, on digital, Restrepo. www.newvideo.com
O’Melveny & Myers
Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice For nearly a century, O’Melveny & Myers LLP has represented motion picture studios, television, music, and new media companies, sports organizations, governing bodies, professional sports teams (and their owners), financial institutions, strategic investors, and individual talent on groundbreaking and significant industry transactions. At the core of the Entertainment and Media Practice is the representation of clients in transactions involving the production, financing, and distribution of motion pictures and television programming aimed at audiences around the world. Our firm’s extensive experience with businesses in the new media, telecommunications, and convergence sectors, combined with our long-standing relationships and know-how in the entertainment, electronics, and financial services industries, can provide a critical link for companies. www.omm.com/entertainmentandmediatransactions/
SundanceNOW is an online destination where independent film fans can download, watch instantly and discuss a broad range of independent films from around the globe. Offering the option to stream, download to own and download to rent, SundanceNOW provides audiences in search of independent films with an extensive selection covering all genres, including both American and foreign films. SundanceNOW operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. SundanceNOW is a subsidiary of AMC Networks, Inc. www.sundancenow.com
Founded in June of 2007 by Shamal Ranasinghe and Peter Gotcher, Topspin is changing media marketing by giving artists the self-serve tools they need to create awareness for their work , grow direct connections with fans and make money. More than 10,000 musicians, filmmakers, authors, managers and labels have chosen the Topspin platform to market their work directly to fans, including: Kevin Smith, Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Edward Burns, Sigur Ros, Cory McAbee, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Eminem, Linkin Park, Interpol and Metric. www.topspinmedia.com
YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share original videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc. www.youtube.com