Amazon Making More Profit-Killing Moves

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Amazon.comrecently licensed 250 seasons of TV shows from Viacom in an effort to beef up its streaming business and add more members to Prime. But Netflix has proven that it's extremely difficult to make money with streaming, and Amazon adds the cost of two-day shipping as well. 

Fool contributor Travis Hoium thinks this just adds to Amazon's challenges and that margins won't see any improvement in the near term. 

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The article Amazon Making More Profit-Killing Moves originally appeared on Fool.com.

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