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By Barry Eitel on Nov 21, 2014

Amazon plans to launch a streaming video service early next year that would be supported by advertising, according to sources speaking to The New York Post in a report published Friday. The service would be separate from Amazon’s Prime membership, which costs $99 per year and includes a hefty package of television and movie streaming options. Such a service has been alleged since The Wall Street Journal started rumors with an article back in March. Now, anonymous sources say, the service is definitely happening, with a reported launch date in the early months of 2015. While it is not clear whether the service will be free or not, it’s clear Amazon wants to muscle in on marketplace leaders such as Netflix, Hulu and Google-owned YouTube. The service will probably be cheaper than the establis

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