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May 30, 2006 at 11:30 AM

Amazon.com and IMDB

Amazon.com bought the Internet Movie Database eight years ago and has pretty much let the entertainment enthusiast site develop on its own. But that could all change as Amazon begins to roll out its own movie download service, according to The New York Times:

Even so, Imdb’s convergence moment may soon be at hand, say studio executives who have worked with Amazon on developing a download service that could let people burn DVD’s on their desktops. Though Amazon and Mr. Needham decline to talk about plans, Imdb could play a more prominent role in the retailer’s media strategy. Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Warner Brothers are all involved in the project, executives close to the project have said.

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