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From Google to Comcast, Tech Giants Are Shaping Your Home's Smart Future

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If you think the Internet has changed your day-to-day life, just wait. That massive, glorious network of information that we now connect to from laptops and handheld devices is getting weaved ever more thoroughly into our lives. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, connected cars and TV sets were all...
From Google to Comcast, Tech Giants Are Shaping Your Home's Smart Future
Net neutrality concerns raised about Comcast's Xbox On Demand service
Hulu teams up with Kevin Smith on new original show for the summer

Comcast offers free Wi-Fi service to all in Sandy's path

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Cable giant Comcast said Wednesday that it will open its Wi-Fi hotspots free of charge to anyone in several states where the megastorm Sandy has wreaked havoc. [Read more]...
Comcast offers free Wi-Fi service to all in Sandy's path
Netflix’s Reed Hastings takes a swing at Comcast in the name of net neutrality

At Least Two Pay-TV Operators Circling Hulu

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At least two pay TV operators, including cable giant Time Warner Cable Inc., are weighing an investment in Hulu as the online video site considers a range of strategic options, according to people familiar with the matter. It isn’t clear how much Time Warner Cable is willing to pay and...
At Least Two Pay-TV Operators Circling Hulu

Comcast scoops up rest of NBC Universal from GE

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The cable giant has completed its $16.7 billion deal to acquire the remaining 49 percent of NBCU from former owner General Electric. [Read more]...
Comcast scoops up rest of NBC Universal from GE

Comcast is no Netflix — not yet anyway

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Xfinity Streampix’s thus-far-meager offerings are available only to subscribers of Comcast’s pay-TV services. FORTUNE — Put “Comcast” and “streaming” together in a press release and predictably, reports will proliferate that the cable giant is taking on Netflix. It isn’t. Not yet, anyway. Comcast’s (CMCSA) new streaming service, Xfinity Streampix, will...
Comcast is no Netflix — not yet anyway

US regulators clear Verizon's $3.6B purchase of 122 wireless licenses

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After an 8 month wait, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice (DoJ) have today cleared Verizon’s $3.6 billion purchase of 122 advanced wireless services licenses from cable giant Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. In a statement, the FCC’s Chairman Julius Genachowski explains that because Verizon...
US regulators clear Verizon's $3.6B purchase of 122 wireless licenses
Top 5 lessons learned at OpenStack Summit

Liberty buys Virgin, creating largest broadband company outside China

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The cable giant Liberty Global has bought UK-based Virgin Media in a cash-and-stock deal worth $23.3 billion, creating what they claim is “the world’s leading broadband communications company” with 25 million customers across 14 countries. That “world’s leading” tag is debatable, as China Telecom claims more than 90 million broadband...
Liberty buys Virgin, creating largest broadband company outside China

Time Warner's new $4 monthly modem rental fee incites class action suit

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The cable giant Time Warner faces a class action lawsuit over its decision to begin charging consumers a modem rental fee for equipment already installed on their premises. Early last month, the company began sending out notifications to consumers in the New York area about the $3.95 monthly fee increase....
Time Warner's new $4 monthly modem rental fee incites class action suit

Comcast to add jobs at Seattle area call centers

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Cable giant Comcast announced today that it is expanding its call center operations in the Puget Sound area, adding 180 new jobs in Fife, Lynnwood and Everett. About 140 positions will be added in Lynnwood and Everett, while 40 positions will be added in Fife. The company, the largest cable...
Comcast to add jobs at Seattle area call centers
Comcast rejiggers its 250GB monthly data cap policy

Roku Meets Time Warner: Baby Steps Towards A New Kind of TV

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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday, Roku announced a partnership with cable giant Time Warner Cable. Thanks to the agreement, 300 new live channels will be headed to the set-top streaming device via Time Warner's TWC TV app.  The app lets customers watch TV with a Roku device instead...
Roku Meets Time Warner: Baby Steps Towards A New Kind of TV

Comcast to buy GE's stake in NBC for $16.7 billion

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The cable giant will now own all of NBCUniversal. [Read more]...
Comcast to buy GE's stake in NBC for $16.7 billion

Dora, Diego, and SpongeBob Say Goodbye to Netflix

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How many people binge-watched “Arrested Development” on Netflix this weekend? We should start getting some guesstimates soon. But I can tell you with certainty how many people watched “Dora the Explorer” on the streaming video service: Zero. The kids show, along with lots of other programming from Viacom, left Netflix...
Dora, Diego, and SpongeBob Say Goodbye to Netflix

Is Turner’s Funny or Die deal the start of a trend?

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Has a rush of new alliances between large cable programming conglomerates and independent producers of online video begun? Two weeks after cable giant Discovery Networks paid about $30 million to acquire San Francisco-based Revision3, Turner Networks revealed a significant partnership with online comedy producer Funny or Die. Under terms of the...
Is Turner’s Funny or Die deal the start of a trend?

Video News Start-Up NowThisNews Taps MTV Pioneer Judy McGrath for Advice

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NowThisNews wants to be the CNN for the generation that grew up with Facebook and iPhones. Or, at least, their MTV News. So here’s a good person to ask for advice: Former MTV boss Judy McGrath, who has signed on as an adviser for the video start-up. McGrath gets a...
Video News Start-Up NowThisNews Taps MTV Pioneer Judy McGrath for Advice
Comcast sinks $150M into Motorola cable box maker Arris
Comcast to offer smart thermostat service via EcoFactor

Viacom and Time Warner Cable call truce, TWC TV mobile apps will stream Colbert after all

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Good news ahoy if you've liked Time Warner Cable's TWC TV streaming app but were frustrated with content providers pulling channels over licensing rights: the cable giant and Viacom have reached a settlement that will see Viacom's channels return to your Android or iOS gear. Comedy Central, CMT, MTV...
Viacom and Time Warner Cable call truce, TWC TV mobile apps will stream Colbert after all

Time Warner Willing to Cede Control of User Interface in Potential Deals for Apple TV Products

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Two weeks ago, Bloomberg reported on Apple's struggles to reach television content deals that would enable the company to broaden its living room reach by providing set-top boxes to blend live and recorded material. The report noted that cable companies have generally been reluctant to work with Apple as they...
Time Warner Willing to Cede Control of User Interface in Potential Deals for Apple TV Products
Former Obama advisor argues Comcast is a threat to the open Internet

Time Warner Cable brings 26 local NYC channels to iOS app, website

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While it may not be the good news the Android army was hoping for, TWC's got some Big Apple-sized bits to share. Via its Untangled blog, Time Warner announced it's finally adding local channels to its iPhone / iPad app and TWCTV site, including CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC and...
Time Warner Cable brings 26 local NYC channels to iOS app, website

Supreme Court rules in favor of Comcast, denying Philadelphia class action suit

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On the same day that the Supreme Court hears arguments in the Defense of Marriage Act case, the highest court in the land has issued a decision (PDF) in a class-action lawsuit involving a group of Comcast customers in Philadelphia. The court ruled in favor of Comcast on Wednesday...
Supreme Court rules in favor of Comcast, denying Philadelphia class action suit

Time Warner to bring live video to Android 4 users

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A product manager for Time Warner cable has announced that the company expects to finally bring a live video app to Android before Memorial Day, but the app will be limited to Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich, or ICS) due to it being "the only version of the Android OS...
Time Warner to bring live video to Android 4 users

NBC Reruns On Netflix Boost Comcast's Bottom Line

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Netflix is trying its hand at producing new TV shows, like Lillyhammer. But it is spending the vast majority of its ballooning content budget buying old stuff. A good reminder of that comes from today’s Comcast earnings report, where the cable giant notes that its NBC broadcast unit posted a...
NBC Reruns On Netflix Boost Comcast's Bottom Line

Comcast’s Queen of Convergence Speaks

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Comcast is a quarter of the way into what I believe will be its year of embracing convergence. Recognizing just how much damage over-the-top video could do to its bottom line, the cable giant is adding content and services as part of a unified communications and entertainment package. Will customers...
Comcast’s Queen of Convergence Speaks

Comcast's Netflix Killer Isn't One Yet. But It Could Be.

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Comcast’s new Netflix killer can’t be a Netflix killer, because most of the people in the U.S. can’t use it. Streampix, the Web video service it is launching this week, will only be available to Comcast’s 22 million cable TV subscribers. But if Comcast wants to, it can change that...
Comcast's Netflix Killer Isn't One Yet. But It Could Be.
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