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In a deal that's sure to sting Netflix, Amazon licenses HBO programs for its Prime Instant Video service exclusively -- but no "Game of Thrones" -- and says HBO Go app will be on its Fire TV media-streaming box later this year.
With five upcoming pilots, the entertainment arm of Amazon says all of its comedies and drama series shot in 2014 will be done in the ultra HD resolution technology.
Amazon Studios orders two pilots for original hour-long dramas early next year, sailing itself right into Netflix's wake after its success with "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black."
And on the morning after, The Onion's CEO takes to the publication's Facebook page to apologize for "a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire."
How is any fully-functioning human being supposed to keep up with everything they're interested in, online and off? They can't. And it's having psychological consequences.
Amazon's arm for making movies and TV shows veered away from its early ambitions with a grander plan to lure Prime customers and crush Netflix. Now it has some in Hollywood on edge.
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The latest series of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire are finally online, on Blinkbox.