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HBO Go could eventually be offered as a bundle with your ISP, but why fuss with gatekeepers?

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HBO has long been known for dishing out cult TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Sex in the City — along with recent hits like Game of Thrones and Girls. The network, at the moment, is closely tied to television, and understandably so; cable TV has led it to...
HBO Go could eventually be offered as a bundle with your ISP, but why fuss with gatekeepers?

Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes

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According to GigaOM, the main provider of US Internet service, Comcast has raised its data limits to 300GB from 250GB. The key reasoning for this, according to Comcast itself, is set-top boxes like Roku and of course the iPad phenomenon: Four years ago, when we first instituted a broadband Internet...
Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes

Back When Broadcast TV Tried To Convince The World That Cable Was A Monster

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It's the same old story we've seen over and over again: a new technology comes along and the industry it disrupts tries to demonize that technology as an evil that must be stopped. And yet, the "evil" never really turns out to be that bad, but it's sometimes amusing to...
Back When Broadcast TV Tried To Convince The World That Cable Was A Monster

Must See HDTV (February 18th - 24th)

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After its run on the internet and then cable TV, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is coming to Blu-ray, along with the second season of Game of Thrones and Monsters Inc. Sports fans have NASCAR racing to (try to) replace football, while movie buffs can keep an eye out...
Must See HDTV (February 18th - 24th)
Comcast Is Finally Rolling Out The X1, Its Set-top Box In The Cloud

Stalking the Elusive Cord-Cutter: Pay TV Grew Last Quarter (Again)

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Web video is awesome because it gives you so many great viewing choices, without having to pay for TV. So why did the number of pay TV subscribers just increase in the last three months? They didn’t grow much — just a modest 422,000 subscribers, for a very modest 0.2...
Stalking the Elusive Cord-Cutter: Pay TV Grew Last Quarter (Again)

Intel's virtual cable TV effort: Can it work?

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Intel's position as the Switzerland of the tech industry may put it in position to create a virtual cable system. But it won't be easy. [Read more]...
Intel's virtual cable TV effort: Can it work?
Apple, Steve Jobs posthumously granted patent application for Shanghai Apple Store design
Comcast will stream on demand shows from HBO, Showtime, and 28 others during free trial week for subscribers

Scoop: Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes

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Google TV may be getting ready to take on Roku and Apple TV with a pure streaming approach: Vizio CTO Matt McRae told me during an interview at CES that he expects Google TV devices with a focus on streaming apps to come out later this year. Asked about the...
Scoop: Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes

The New York Times Gets All The News That's Fit to Print – All of It – Into Flipboard

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Like the New York Times? Like Flipboard? Here’s a corporate mash-up for you: The Time’s subscribers will soon be able read the entire paper on the aggregation/recommendation app. The news is important for Flipboard, because it marks the first time the startup has convinced a big publisher to give it...
The New York Times Gets All The News That's Fit to Print – All of It – Into Flipboard

Microsoft Talks Up Xbox 360 While Staying Mum on Its Successor

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Microsoft is no doubt cooking up the next Xbox in Redmond, but the company isn’t yet ready to share details. “All I’ll say about our current and future investment is (that it is) about doing things that are big and premium,” said Yusuf Mehdi, head of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business,...
Microsoft Talks Up Xbox 360 While Staying Mum on Its Successor

Google To Buy Provo's $39 Million Fiber Internet Service For $1 (GOOG)

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There's a pretty good reason why Provo, Utah, was selected by Google to get Google's super speedy  Google Fiber Internet service: It will only cost Google $1 to get started there, reports the AP's Paul Foy. Yesterday, Google announced that would build out a fiber network in Provo by doing...
Google To Buy Provo's $39 Million Fiber Internet Service For $1 (GOOG)

No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show

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“It’s the beginnings of what a cable television network would look like – if it was run by lunatics.” Rob Barnett, Hollywood veteran and founder / CEO of My Damn Channel, likes juicy soundbites – but he is dead serious about recreating the cable TV experience on the Internet. Next...
No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show
Silly cord cutter, you will pay for cable. Oh yes.
Roku adds Time Warner Cable channel

Apple Wins Major Apple TV Patent Relating to Cable TV

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-nine newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. One of the key patents published today covers a major patent win for Apple TV, the set-top-box. Apple's patent clearly shows that Apple TV was and/or is going to work with...
Apple Wins Major Apple TV Patent Relating to Cable TV
Comcast may take on Verizon FiOS Quantum with its own super fast broadband

How the next Xbox can win the cable TV war

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If the next Xbox is a home-TV-integrated beast, HDMI-in may not be pretty...but it's probably the best short-term way to get to the future. [Read more]...
How the next Xbox can win the cable TV war

HBO considers allowing HBO GO outside of cable packages

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HBO may be relenting on its position towards allowing HBO outside of cable TV subscription packages, Reuters reports. CEO Richard Plepler says that the company is considering allowing access to HBO GO, its digital streaming option, via bundles with broadband Internet subscriptions. That would likely add about $10 to $15...
HBO considers allowing HBO GO outside of cable packages
Case Study: Band Embraces Grooveshark And Catapults Its Career

Cell-site outages fall to 19 percent in area hit by Sandy, FCC says

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About 19 percent of cell sites in the area hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy were still out of service on Thursday as recovery was slowed by other network failures and power shortages, according to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. By 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, the outages had declined from...
Cell-site outages fall to 19 percent in area hit by Sandy, FCC says

Verizon Drops Muslim TV Channel Whose Owner Beheaded His General Manager (VZ)

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Verizon will drop the Muslim cable channel Bridges TV on March 14, almost a year to the day after the channel's owner was sentenced to life in prison for beheading his wife, who was also the station's general manager.The murder occurred at Bridges TV's studio in 2009, six days...
Verizon Drops Muslim TV Channel Whose Owner Beheaded His General Manager (VZ)

Poll: If Google became a mobile carrier would you switch...or hide?

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We’ve heard that Google is indeed looking to become a mobile carrier next year (data only) by partnering with Dish Networks. The question is: As much as you hate your current carrier, would moving to Apple’s omnipresent rival be palatable? Keep in mind Google’s entry into the ISP space is 1Gb fiber...
Poll: If Google became a mobile carrier would you switch...or hide?
Over 1 Billion (Hours) Served: Netflix, Big Cable, And The Innovator’s Dilemma
Comcast to Netflix: We don’t need no stinkin’ partnership

How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch My TV Shows and Movies Online? [Ask Lifehacker]

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Dear Lifehacker, I'd love to get rid of cable and stream all my favorite TV shows right from the internet. What do I need to know before I take the plunge? Signed, Ready to Cut the CoaxialPhoto by sociotard. Join the club! Some of us at Lifehacker HQ have already...
How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch My TV Shows and Movies Online? [Ask Lifehacker]

This Week In AllThingsD Video: Google Now, Aereo and BYOD

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The staff of AllThingsD made a few appearances on video and radio this week: Arik Hesseldahl talked about the growing BYOD trend on Southern California Public Radio KPCC, Take Two. Peter Kafka joined Brian Leher on his popular CUNY TV show to talk about Aereo and cable TV (Peter’s segment...
This Week In AllThingsD Video: Google Now, Aereo and BYOD

Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD

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The last concrete details we'd heard about Redbox Instant was that it was entering internal alpha testing, but now Verizon exec Eric Bruno has revealed more background information. Previous info indicated the service would focus more heavily on movies than the back catalog of TV shows that is a...
Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD

CHART OF THE DAY: This Chart Tells The Real Story Of Android Versus iOS (AAPL, GOOG)

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We were reading a report from Barclays on Apple versus Google when we saw this chart from comScore and it stopped us in our tracks. As you can see, it shows Apple's iOS controlling 60% of mobile traffic on the web in the U.S. Considering Android is supposed to...
CHART OF THE DAY: This Chart Tells The Real Story Of Android Versus iOS (AAPL, GOOG)
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