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  • Netflix Says Standalone HBO Was “Inevitable,” Claims Both Services Will Prosper

    Netflix Says Standalone HBO Was “Inevitable,” Claims Both Services Will Prosper

    Netflix didn’t deliver the subscriber growth that investors were hoping for, but hey, it managed to keep up with today’s news cycle — specifically, HBO’s short-on-details announcement that it will be launching a standalone streaming service next year. CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells managed to squeeze the news into today’s investor letter, where they say… Read More

  • Let The Unbundling Begin: HBO Go Will Be Available Without A Cable Subscription In 2015

    Let The Unbundling Begin: HBO Go Will Be Available Without A Cable Subscription In 2015

    HBO is finally getting its online streaming game on, after Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler revealed that the broadcaster will launch a standalone streaming service next year. “That is a large and growing opportunity that should no longer be left untapped. It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO,” Plepler told a Time Warner investor meeting today. Plepler… Read More

  • HBO’s “Silicon Valley”: Behind The Squirm

    HBO’s “Silicon Valley”: Behind The Squirm

    HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is more than your average breakout series that had audiences praying for a second season even as the credits on the pilot began to roll. The show has clearly hit a cultural nerve, both inside and outside the tech community. I talk with series co-executive producer and writer Clay Tarver on how — and why — the new hit show gets it right. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: More of the Same

    Gillmor Gang: More of the Same

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — split down the middle on the latest app trend known as unbundling. Foursquare begat Swarm, Facebook produced Messenger, and Yo popped out a beta with non-disclosed super powers. Tying it altogether was the seamless fabric of notifications, about to crescendo with iOS8’s app-to-app… Read More

  • Amazon’s HBO Partnership Brings Rome, The Wire, The Sopranos And More To Prime Instant Video

    Amazon’s HBO Partnership Brings Rome, The Wire, The Sopranos And More To Prime Instant Video

    Amazon’s HBO partnership kicks off officially today, meaning a whole host of older shows are now available for Prime members to stream. The inaugural lineup includes The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, Six Feet Under, Eastbound & Down, Enlightened, Flight of The Conchords, Treme, Band of Brothers and more. It’s basically an archive of some of the best television of the… Read More

  • George R.R. Martin Writes Everything In WordStar 4.0 On A DOS Machine

    George R.R. Martin Writes Everything In WordStar 4.0 On A DOS Machine

    George R.R. Martin is an impressive man. Not only can he kill off characters like it’s NBD, and magically make you care for characters who have been historically evil, but he writes millions of words about an imaginary land without any help from the Internet, spell check, or autocorrect. The Song Of Ice And Fire author, and creator behind HBO’s “Game of Thrones”… Read More

  • HBO GO To Land On Amazon Fire TV Later This Year

    HBO GO To Land On Amazon Fire TV Later This Year

    Amazon just announced a multi-year agreement with HBO to offer that cable network’s back-catalog of shows on Amazon Instant Video, free for Prime subscribers. That’s not all, though; HBO GO, which offers not only archived content but also current programming to HBO subscribers, will arrive on Amazon Fire TV by year’s end, the companies announced. HBO GO was the one… Read More

  • HBO Content Is Coming To Amazon Prime Instant Video Including ‘Sopranos’ And ‘The Wire’

    HBO Content Is Coming To Amazon Prime Instant Video Including ‘Sopranos’ And ‘The Wire’

    Classic HBO programming will soon be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The two companies announced the programming deal this morning. The first set of programming will hit the video streaming service starting on May 21. HBO Go will also finally hit the Amazon Fire TV by the end of 2014. The programming list includes The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound… Read More

  • These HBO Go Ads Are Hilarious

    These HBO Go Ads Are Hilarious

    My colleagues wrote about Apple ads yesterday. So when I stumbled across these HBO Go ads, I thought that you, dear TechCrunch readers, also deserve to see these seven videos. In them, you see teenagers sitting on a couch and watching HBO shows, such as Game of Thrones, True Detective or Girls. But their parents are lingering in the background. Everybody remembers those awkward moments watching… Read More

  • Never Let The Internet Spoil Your Favorite TV Show Again

    Never Let The Internet Spoil Your Favorite TV Show Again

    There are Game Of Thrones spoilers in this post. If you click through, you will see them. Do not click through if seeing them will upset you. This is your only warning. Read More