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  • HBO GO Finally Comes To Amazon Fire TV

    HBO GO Finally Comes To Amazon Fire TV

    Amazon just made good on its promise. HBO GO is now available on the Amazon Fire TV and will hit the Fire TV Stick this coming spring. Best yet, the app fully supports Amazon’s impressive voice search that let’s users find content with a button built into the Fire TV remote. Read More

  • Tencent Becomes HBO’s Exclusive Online Distributor In China

    Tencent Becomes HBO’s Exclusive Online Distributor In China

    Tencent is now HBO’s exclusive online partner in China, the two companies announced today. That means Tencent (which, along with Alibaba and search giant Baidu, is one of China’s largest and most influential Internet companies) will be the only official provider of HBO content through Tencent Video. TV series that will be shown on the online video platform include “Game… Read More

  • Is It The Beginning Of The End For Cable Or Just A New Beginning?

    Is It The Beginning Of The End For Cable Or Just A New Beginning?

    In mid-October of this year, HBO dropped a bombshell — albeit a long-rumored one — with the news that it would launch a standalone streaming service sometime in 2015. The media and Game of Thrones fans everywhere immediately went into overdrive, analyzing every last one of the scarce details to death (What content will be included? How much will it cost? Should I cancel my… Read More

  • 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

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