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Amazon Picks Up More NBCUniversal Shows

Amazon is boosting its Web video catalog via a deal for reruns of several shows from NBC and other channels owned by Comcast. Amazon’s “Prime Instant Video” customers will get exclusive access to shows including “Grimm,” “Suits” and “Hannibal”; as with almost all deals Amazon and competitor Netflix sign for TV reruns, the Web retailer won’t get its hands on them until months after they air.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus