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Benner on Tech: HBO Gets Smart About Streaming

Katie Benner’s roundup of the most interesting things in tech, today.

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As technology upends film and television distribution -- and unleashes a wave of deflationary pressure in its wake -- HBO has managed to churn out amazing programming amid all the upheaval. Now it's being (rightfully) lauded for its decision to embrace streaming video for cable TV cord cutters, an option widely perceived as the future of video consumption. It offers the standalone streaming service HBO Now through Apple’s iOS platform and delivers programs like Game of Thrones as part of Sling TV’s $20-a-month on-demand programming bundle.