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Amazon In Talks With WB For ‘Lord Of The Rings’ TV Series
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Rejoice, fantasy fans! When the final season of Game of Thrones comes to a close, we no longer have to be devastated about it. OK—we don’t have to be devastated for too long, anyway. Let’s be honest, I weep at least once a week just thinking about it. But I swallow a pint of Ben & Jerry’s like it’s an Advil, and move on with my day. Like a responsible adult. Other networks would sacrifice anything adorable you can think of to have what HBO has in Thrones, but instead of finding that next untapped book series to adapt into a hit, one big name is looking to an old classic: The Lord of the Rings.

Amazon Studios has entered into negotiations with Warner Brothers Television and author J.R.R. Tolkien‘s estate in hopes of developing a TV series based on Tolkien’s legendary story.

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The Drill Down 482: Uber and Out
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TDD 482 Uber and Out

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, is this the end of Uber’s downward spiral?, Amazon buys Whole Foods, most U.S. voters have been hacked, why you can’t be kicked off the Internet, a precedent-setting case of manslaughter via text, and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 469: Bullseye!
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Drill Down 469

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Siri & “OK Google” get new AI company from Samsung, Uber management crumbles, the U.S. bans electronics from incoming flights, Resistbot, genetic discrimination, Amazon’s Mecha-CEO, a dartboard you’ll never miss… and much much more.

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The Drill Down 456: No One Behind The Wheel
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The Drill Down 456

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, driverless ride-sharing is emerging, Russia’s part in hacking the U.S. election, President-Elect Trump meets with tech leaders, Bill Gates leads a fight against climate change,  and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 390: The Cost of Convenience
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TDD 390

This week, Gigaom columnist Tom Cheredar is our guest as we discuss hackers posting personal data from infidelity site Ashley Madison, the NSA’s best friend is AT&T, does Amazon overwork its employees, selections from POTUS’s playlist, giant robots!… and much much more.

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The Drill Down 288: The Post-Bezos Post Era
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Bezos-post-sale

This week, the launch of the Moto X, the first phone built from the ground up by Google, The Tor anonymity network may have been hacked…by the FBI, Apple gets slapped for e-book price fixing, President Obama bails them out, and your Amazon Gold Box deal of the day… one Washington Post, slightly used…

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