Microsoft TV Tunes in New Programs While Amazon.com Suffers a Comix-troversy

Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) TV empire is growing. Earlier this week, Mr. Softy announced plans to fund more than a dozen programs dubbed "Xbox Originals." How will the strategy boost Microsoft stock? Or is this effort doomed from the outset?

Meanwhile, not even a month after acquiring digital comic-book retailer comiXology for an undisclosed sum, Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) has ended support for in-app purchases on iOS devices. Should investors expect Apple to respond? Will the move hurt sales of digital comics?

Finally, Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) hands what remains of the DC Cinematic Universe to director Zack Snyder, while teaming with Legendary Pictures on Godzilla. Can investors expect back-to-back releases of Batman vs. Superman and Justice League to produce Marvel-sized box office returns? Will the "King of All Monsters" stomp its summer competition?

Ellen Bowman, Nathan Alderman, and Tim Beyers have these stories and more in this week's episode of 1-Up on Wall Street. Click the video to watch now, and then be sure to follow us on Twitter for more segments and regular geek news updates!

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