The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith and technology editor and analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Andrew and Austin discuss the logic behind the recently announced partnership between Verizon and Coinstar. Many investors are aware of the fact that the future of content delivery will be through streaming services, but whether or not that fact makes sense in this case is a different story. Austin thinks the real winner of this story is Coinstar, which could leapfrog streaming competitors with Verizon's wide reach and deep pockets. The question is whether Verizon would have been better off inking a partnership with Netflix instead, whose brand recognition, library, and established platform give the first mover a lead on many of the other industry players. Then again, Coinstar brings with it a clean streaming slate to work from.
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