Amazon Gets a Fire Phone, but When Will DC Comics Get Its Kevin Feige?

This week, we look at the feature-rich Fire Phone. Will the new handset help steal business from its smartphone competitors? Or is it just a ploy to get more consumers visiting the retailer's online store?

Then, we examine the prospects for GoPro's upcoming IPO. Should long-term investors look to get in now, or is it too early to buy? We also consider whether Facebook has a winner in Slingshot, a so-called Snapchat killer that leans on an interesting gimmick to boost engagement.

We also talk about a new Google initiative called "Made With Code," aimed at getting girls more interested in writing the next generation of great digital apps. Is Google being generous, savvy, or both?

Next, we return to entertainment and a report that Time Warner plans to make and release seven movies based on DC Comics characters between now and 2018. Is the studio smart to adopt such an accelerated schedule? Does it need a show-runner like Marvel's Kevin Feige to run point?

Finally, we talk about Denver Comic Con and how a beloved independent comics property is getting new life on screen -- and why that may be bad news for one of the major pay TV networks.

Guest host Alison Southwick, 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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