Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Amazon and Viacom to Sign Video Deal This Week
Amazon and Viacom are poised to sign a video deal as soon as this week, Reuters reports. If true, this might be another step toward Amazon’s launch of Prime Instant Video as a full-fledged Netflix competitor.
Sprint Reports Strong iPhone Sales
Sprint’s Q4 2011 earnings report is out, and strong iPhone sales are among the highlights. The company reported total net subscriber additions of 1.6 million during the quarter and 1.8 million iPhone sales, 40% of which were to new customers.
Path Uploads Your iPhone Address Book to Its Servers
Social Network Path uploads the entire address book of its users’ iPhone to its servers, Arun Thampi discovered. Path CEO Dave Morin has responded, admitting that Path indeed does this, but only in order to “help the user find and connect to their friends and family on Path quickly and efficiently as well as to notify them when friends and family join Path.”