• In the UK, The Sun reports that "Amazon Prime customers will soon need to spend more in order to get free Morrisons delivery within two hours … Prime members can currently spend a minimum of £40 and qualify to get their supermarket shopping within two hours for free.
"But from June 19, Morrisons customers will have to spend at least £60 to be eligible - that's an extra £20."
The story notes that "Morrisons is the only major supermarket to offer deliveries through Amazon Prime."
However, The Sun points out that Tesco also "upped the minimum basket values for home delivery earlier this month. The minimum basket value for home delivery increased to £50 on Tuesday, May 2 - up from its previous level of £40. It also increased the basket charge for those who don't meet the minimum spend from £4 to £5."
• From The Information:
"YouTube and Netflix are the most-watched streaming services in America. But it is Amazon that has come closest to building a streaming version of cable TV with its Prime Video Channels service, which lets Prime subscribers easily sign up for a wide range of streaming services run by other companies. It’s an enormously profitable business, more so than almost any individual streaming service. Now YouTube, too, is gunning for a piece of the market.
"The Google-owned company, which last year launched its own version of Prime Video Channels, is undercutting Amazon by as much as 10 percentage points on what it will charge to carry streaming services, say people familiar with the matter. YouTube’s effort, which follows similar but less successful moves by both Apple and Roku to compete with Amazon, demonstrates how big tech companies are jockeying to provide the most complete streaming alternative to cable TV … Amazon typically takes a 50% cut of the subscription fee. YouTube, in contrast, is offering to take just 40% or less, depending on the partner."