Amazon (AMZN) is losing $500M-$1B/year on its Prime Instant Video service, according to...

|By:, SA News Editor

Amazon (AMZN) is losing $500M-$1B/year on its Prime Instant Video service, according to Netflix's (NFLX) Reed Hastings, who bases his (broad) estimate on the cost of content deals Amazon has won when competing against Netflix. Separately, Hastings has declared (in a clear message to Carl Icahn) Netflix will remain independent. Meanwhile, Amazon appears to have ended a test for a $7.99/month pricing option for Prime; its site is only showing the traditional $79/year option. (ChangeWave survey)