Amazon.com Raises the Stakes in Streaming

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As content costs have steadily risen, streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube haven't sat by idly. Rather, they opted to try to develop their own original content. Recently, online retail giant Amazon.com also announced that it's interested in creating some original programming in hopes of continuing to fuel growth in its Prime service. Although it seems risky to venture in uncharted territory like media production, this risky strategy could absolutely benefit these streaming plays over the long term. As viewers continually consume more and more media on the Internet, do these companies what it takes to rule the future of streaming?

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