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Monsanto Hires Former Senator As Lobbyist

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln's new lobbying group got a boost on Wednesday with the announcement that three prominent corporations, inclu...

Netflix Could Being Coming Straight To Your TV

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Netflix Inc is in talks with several U.S. cable television companies including Comcast Corp and Suddenlink Communications to make...

Twitter and Comcast's "See It" A Sly Step Towards the "Internet of Things"

Turnstyle | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Social network Twitter has taken a cultural capital lead in conversation about live TV. Now the service, ahead of it...

Some People Can Now Watch, Record Some TV Shows Via Twitter

Reuters | Jennifer Saba | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

By Jennifer Saba (Reuters) - Comcast Corp announced on Wednesday that it developed a new remote control feature in partnership with Twi...

Are You Ready to Dump Cable?

Timothy Karr | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
Timothy Karr

As CBS and Time Warner Cable remain locked in a three-week battle over retransmission fees, you have to wonder when their millions of viewers will throw in the towel and abandon cable altogether.

Warning: Time Warner-CBS Clash Points Up Big Trouble Ahead

Sandy Goodman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media
Sandy Goodman

It's a dispute over dollars, a battle one consumer advocate called "a food fight between two haves at our expense."

Miss Hulu and Her Conflicted Media Father

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.14.2013 | Media
John Tarnoff

On the face of it, Disney, Fox and (a silenced due to conflict of interest issues) Comcast are acting like Miss Hulu's overprotective father who won't let his daughter get married.

Gerry Smith

What Verizon And Comcast Don't Want You To Know About U.S. Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

Recent editorials authored by top Internet executives paint a rosy picture of America's broadband services, but experts say they distort reality and d...

Video: Comcast Aims to Bring TV Programming to the Web with NBC Deal

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

In a deal just announced, Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator, will buy a controlling stake in NBC. The deal will take a a year to close and...

Select HBO Shows Goes Online Today with New Comcast Service (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Comcast's much anticipated launch of its its "TV Everywhere" service, which allows subscribers to Comcast to watch selected videos on their computers,...

Timothy Stenovec

Why Roku Doesn't Want To Kill Cable

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology

The cable bill is not going away anytime soon. There was a glimmer of hope that subscription services like Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime Inst...

ALEC & Your Communications: Part 1: How AT&T, ALEC and the Other Communications Companies Created Model State Legislation to Harm You

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The incumbent phone companies were supposed to compete with each other for wireline/broadband services as each merger to make these companies larger was based on commitments to compete out of region. Now it's all one, big, happy family.

The Corporations Have Won: Comcast, SCOTUS and the End of Class Actions

Jonathan Valania | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Jonathan Valania

A study recently found that the Roberts Court is the most business-friendly of any court in at least the last 65 years. More alarmingly, the top two justices most likely to vote in favor of big business -- out of all justices since 1946 -- are Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

Corporate Civic Engagement Goes Big: Thousands of Comcast Volunteers Unite to Revitalize Communities

Michael Brown | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Michael Brown

On Saturday, April 27, more than 70,000 volunteers in cities from Boston to Los Angeles, will pick up their paintbrushes and hammers for a remarkable day of service, Comcast Cares Day. It is the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a model of how a company can give back to its community.

Adobe Launches Primetime, Inks Deals with Comcast, NBC Sports

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

CANNES - Viewership of TV programming by cable subscribers on their digital devices is accelerating quickly , says Adobe's Campbell Foster in this vi...

Hunter Stuart

Comcast Bans Commercial For Showing Guns, Archery

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business

Comcast recently banned commercials featuring some kinds of guns, but does it really have a problem with archery, too? Just ask Bob's Little Spor...

Regulatory Capture of the FCC -- Time to Clean House

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, with the help of Verizon and the cable companies have 'captured' the FCC -- and have been able to get the federal agency to create and shape a working group designed specifically to remove all regulations and obligations.

How Comcast's $4.4B Investment In The Olympics Will Pay Off Big-Time

www.thewrap.com | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts said Thursday that Comcast doesn't expect to make a giant profit from the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro but defe...

We Don't Need Six Strikes

John Tarnoff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
John Tarnoff

Last month, audiovisual content rights holders announced the new Copyright Alert System, a.k.a. "Six Strikes" that they and ISPs have put in place to discourage peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted files. Good luck!

Illegal Downloaders, Get Ready For A Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology

A controversial strategy to combat Internet piracy took effect Monday, meaning subscribers who illegally share movies or songs could be punished by lo...

AT&T Among Internet Providers Not Delivering The Speeds They Advertise: FCC

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology

Some Internet providers, notably AT&T, are still not delivering the speeds they advertise to consumers, according to a new report by the Federal Commu...

WATCH: Digital Divide Creates 'Two Americas'

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Bill Moyers

Susan Crawford, former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology and innovation, explains how our government has allowed a few powerful media conglomerates to put profit ahead of the public interest.

A Call to Action for Our Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

As our Internet grows up, we need to look to the future and figure out ways to make it better. There is a role for activism and advocacy, but also one for our government to promote the public interest by ensuring that every American can participate in a free and fair communications market.

The FCC Chief Is Awesome at His Job if You Own a Big Cable Company

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Local businesses get it. Mayors get it. City councils get it. And unlike Chairman Genachowski, they know what the problem is: little incentive for massive, established cable monopolies to invest in networks when they are harvesting record profits and subscribers have no other choices.

Gerry Smith

Internet Pirates Beware

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.11.2013 | Technology

Guilty of online piracy? Verizon may slow your high-speed Internet service to a crawl. The company is considering punishing subscribers who illeg...