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Astoria Characters: The Servant of Syncopation

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.19.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The first thing you see in Mark A. Thomas' apartment is the Roland digital piano. It's big and black, and you have to dance around it, as Dick Van D...

Apple and HBO. Think Different. Produce Better.

Stephen Rosa | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Stephen Rosa

Through obsessive attention to detail and quality of both Apple technology and HBO productions, new generations of storytellers were inspired to think different and produce better. I would love to see what Apple and HBO could create together.

REPORT: FCC Approves Time Warner And Charter Mega-Merger

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - A majority of the five-member U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve Charter Communications Inc's a...

Hollywood Actors Join Georgia Boycott Threats Over Gay Bill

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices

March 24 (Reuters) - Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore and some 30 other Hollywood actors and directors added their voice on Thursday to entertainment ind...

Sundance Mania, Cable Headwinds and Telco Cash...

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TimeWarner Charter faces headwinds, Sundance awash in webcaster cash, and telco's see long road to riches...

Snip, Snip: Let's Cut the Cable TV Cord?

Sheila Raju | Posted 01.04.2016 | Technology
Sheila Raju

Amid the champagne and excited chatter of a New Year's Eve party in San Francisco, 8:55pm rolled around. A friend eagerly suggested, "Let's watch the ball drop in Times Square!" The host apologetically stated, "I don't have live TV. I cut the cord a couple of years ago."

See You In The Music, Natalie Cole

David Munk | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
David Munk

Natalie Cole often told me that she liked to sing "with a smile in my voice." Not long before she died, she mentioned what she wanted her epitaph to be. She captured herself with impressive economy: "Natalie Cole: the daughter of a king, the mother of a prince, a friend to all."

Charter/Time Warner Merger: Let's Talk Remedies

David Balto | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
David Balto

Charter has emerged as a likely acquirer of Time Warner Communications ("TWC") after Comcast's failed bid earlier this year. I believed that the Comcast deal was workable from a competition standpoint, which makes the Charter deal even more so.

The Streaming Wars Have Begun

Politico Media | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Media

It has been a long time coming, but the streaming video wars are underway, with tech giants like Amazon and Netflix on one side, and the content compa...

Money Talks: Why CNN Wants You to Believe That Hillary Clinton Won the Democratic Debate

Brian Hanley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Why would CNN be so quick to declare Hillary Clinton the winner of Tuesday's Democratic debate, when the majority of online polls crowned Bernie Sanders?

Getting the Story Straight on Comcast, Time Warner

David Balto | Posted 09.27.2015 | Business
David Balto

It's often worthwhile for policy makers to look back on a matter to determine whether they made the right call on it. So, in this sense, I appreciate...

Is the Charter Merger Worse Than Comcast's for Latino Communities? It's Not Looking Good But We'll Find Out

Arturo Carmona | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

Presente, the organization I direct, strongly opposed the Comcast-TWC merger because creating a cable mega-company would have had a broad negative impact on Latino customers.

I Do It For My Aunt Ethel

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.30.2016 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).

A Truly Bold Plan for New York City's Broadband Future

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The NYC Mayor's Office of Tech & Innovation has asked for bold ideas and innovation to "help bring high speed Internet to all New Yorkers", including "more choices among ISPs", and "expanded service to underserved communities", which may require "policy changes".

Colin Jost Of 'SNL' Hates Time Warner Cable As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment

It's no news that many people hate Time Warner Cable. But don't worry, you're not alone. "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update" anchor Colin Jost c...

Emily Peck

Men Are Struggling With Work-Family Balance, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business

The author of a new book about dads talks about their struggle for work-life balance and the sexist policies that hold men back

Verizon's 'Pick Your Own Cable TV Channels' Is Just Another Bait & Switch -- Read the Fine Print

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This plan's advertised price cost is $10.00 and yet the actual costs to the customer are $32.00, hiding a whopping 220% above this advertised price. Is this 'fair and reasonable'? Is this deceptive advertising? Where are the savings for buying this 'slim package'?

When Calling a Telecom Company, Waiting on Hold Is Not the Hardest Part

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Ben Hellwarth

No one likes to be put on hold but as life's certainties go, "please hold" is right up there with death and taxes. When a customer service rep finally does take your call, he or she might just as well say: "Please work."

Dana Liebelson

Sen. Franken: Reports On Comcast-Time Warner Deal Collapse "Huge Victory" If True

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reacting to reports on Thursday that a massive proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has collapsed, Sen. Al Franken (D-M...

FCC Move Could Kill Comcast-TWC Mega Merger

WSJ | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology

Federal Communications Commission staff recommended that the regulatory agency designate Comcast Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable I...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Calls On Eric Holder To Block Comcast's Merger With Time Warner

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) was among the Democrats who sent a letter to top federal regulators on Wednesday urging them to block Comc...

Chattanooga, Tennessee, Offered A Public Option For Internet Access And Revived Its Economy

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Chattanooga has proven to everyone else that having a public option for internet, cable, and phone service is better for consumers. And though the big companies would never admit it, the competition that socialist local broadband networks provide is the heart of the free-market capitalism they claim to espouse.

Time Warner Cable Is for Straight People Only, Please

Em & Lo | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Let's start with the first page, which begins with the instructions, "Let's start with an easy one: Are you a guy or a girl?" Wait, what? Do movies buffer differently for guys and girls? Do women need their tech advice given in a pretty pink font?!

How to Fund an Open, Ubiquitous, Very Fast, Broadband Internet Utility

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While it is great that Net Neutrality principles, which means that they can't screw with your Internet service, may be put into effect, it belies the more pervasive problems -- you may not be able to afford (or want to pay for) that service or get that service or have a choice about who offers you that service.

Lawsuit Plaintiff: 'Least Expensive Negro' Al Sharpton Gives Comcast 'Cover' For Discrimination

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.27.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Al Sharpton were hit last week with a $20 billion lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against black-owned media comp...