The United States Olympic Committee formally nominated Los Angeles as its candidate to host the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday after the city gave its backing to the bid. USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun confirmed Los Angeles's candidacy at a press conference in Santa Monica shortly after city officials voted 15-0 in favour of the bid. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Los Angeles as our US bid city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Blackmun said.
Amazon on Tuesday added offline viewing of films or television shows to its Prime subscription video service. The feature breaks the tether of Internet streaming by allowing Prime members to download films or television show episodes to Apple or Android smartphones or tablets for viewing when devices are offline. "There's no doubt that the way people watch entertainment is changing — anytime, anywhere viewing is important and we are excited to provide our Prime members with offline viewing capabilities on iOS and Android platforms starting today," Amazon vice president of digital video Michael Paull said in a release.