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Amazon Adds Discovery Shows to Streaming Service

Amazon has added shows from Discovery’s cable networks to its “Prime Instant Video” service, which offers free videos for Amazon Prime members. Like other video licensing deals Amazon has struck, this one will give it access to “library” content from channels like Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet. Amazon says the deal brings its Prime catalog to more than 17,000 titles. Discovery and Netflix struck a similar deal last year.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik