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The public cloud could evolve like streaming services

Streaming services, the kind we use from Apple TV, Roku, smart TVs, mobile devices, or other systems are beginning to look a lot alike in terms of the content that they offer—no matter if you’re paying for them or not.

Case in point, during the pandemic I wanted to binge-watch a specific show. The cost was $30 for an all-season pass for one service. I paid for it and enjoyed the episodic series over a few weeks.

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Of course, this series was offered for free a few months later on a free streaming service owned by one of the major networks. I was out $30 for a show I eventually could have watched for nothing. I did enjoy watching the series a few months prior, but was it worth $30?

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