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In a recent announcement, telecom heavyweight Verizon and movie rental specialist Coinstar informed investors they intend to launch a new content streaming joint venture. The implications for the broader entertainment industry could be huge. Verizon has a large base of captive users to whom it could market such a service. Coinstar brings its flagship Redbox brand name and its relationships with content companies. Moreover, this further illustrates how established tech names believe the streaming phenomenon is here to stay.

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