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MoviePass will sell user data to Uber; Hollywood studios & restaurants to make a profit

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New York-based startup MoviePass plans to cash in on a night out at the movies by selling user data to Uber, Hollywood studios and restaurants close to theaters.

"You go to dinner, you might have drinks, you might use Uber or Lyft," MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe told the FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria." "So we are going to help our subscriber get to all those businesses and get discounts and benefits."

Lowe, who previously served as president of RedBox and is the co-founding executive of Netflix (NFLX), said the movie subscription service will use mobile devices to collect data.

"Today with your phone in your pocket, people can track pretty much where you are. You log on to Facebook, they know where you are. When you log into our app, we know where you are because we automate movie subscription essentially by what theater you're close to," he said.

In the past, MoviePass has struggled to meet demand for its $9.95 monthly price, but Lowe is betting on its members' movie-going habits to boost their bottom line.

"As we drive more and more subscribers to their businesses we'll take a share of the incremental profits," he said.
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hmmmm so this is how they make revenue.
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This is similar to the Disney movies anywhere service that was a huge thread on slickdeals with like 1,000 thumb ups a few days ago. What do you think happens when you link your Amazon account to that service? They get to see all of your purchase history and get to share that information with 3rd party companies. They tell them what your name is, where you live, and what you've bought on Amazon. Now they can profile know you better.
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damn. now they know my penis size because they have access to amazon.
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This is similar to the Disney movies anywhere service that was a huge thread on slickdeals with like 1,000 thumb ups a few days ago. What do you think happens when you link your Amazon account to that service? They get to see all of your purchase history and get to share that information with 3rd party companies. They tell them what your name is, where you live, and what you've bought on Amazon. Now they can profile know you better.
5. What information will Amazon share with Movies Anywhere?
Amazon Video will provide Movies Anywhere the following information once you connect your accounts: (1) your email address and (2) information about your eligible purchased content. Movies Anywhere will use and share the information about your eligible purchased content with other Movies Anywhere retailers in accordance with the Movies Anywhere Privacy Policy.
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5. What information will Amazon share with Movies Anywhere?
Amazon Video will provide Movies Anywhere the following information once you connect your accounts: (1) your email address and (2) information about your eligible purchased content. Movies Anywhere will use and share the information about your eligible purchased content with other Movies Anywhere retailers in accordance with the Movies Anywhere Privacy Policy.
Exactly, it says it right there. Thanks for showing it.
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This is in-line with most technology-based services, including Netflix.

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