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Customer Service Hall Of Shame

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business

When it comes to companies we dread dealing with, we all know who they are. Let’s put it this way, would you rather go to the Apple Genius Bar to fi...

Verizon's Stealth Plan for 'Shutting Off the Copper' in New York City and Locations in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Has Started

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon doesn't say as there was no information supplied with the filing about how many customers would be impacted or even how many lines are in service that are based on copper.

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon's Smartphone Is Just Too Expensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology

SEATTLE -- Amazon's new smartphone features some cool new technology, but probably the most surprising thing about the device is its high price. Je...

Immigration Reform: Congress Won't Vote? A Changing Electorate Will

Javier Palomarez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Javier Palomarez

Plagued by ideological gridlock, midterm electioneering and the fall of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Congress appears hopelessly fragmented and paralyzed, unable to vote on even the most important policy issues of our time.

New Clues Point To Amazon Unveiling A Phone

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Technology

The Amazon phone is coming. On Tuesday, we got the most substantial hint yet that the massive retailer is going to release its own phone, when The...

AT&T Can 'Say Anything': AT&T IP Transition Trials and the Direct TV Merger Documents Contradict Previous Broadband Commitments.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T has asked the FCC to let it start a 'transition' of its networks, moving to all 'Internet-based' (IP) services, with 'trials' to start in Alabama...

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Giving Internet To Rural And Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. ...

Celebrity Collector: Holly Robinson Peete

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

Actress Holly Robinson Peete was great to interview as she was a memory from my teen years, her collecting interests began with a favorite item from her childhood, and one of her passions has to do with children.

The Fading Lines Between Social Networks And What It Means For Our World

Stephanie Lynch Habib | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Lynch Habib

Imagine a world, though, where for every "fun" post there was a post that helped the world's most vulnerable population -- the impact that can have on awareness, fundraising and advocacy is exponential.

(VIDEO) Beet Commentary: Big Upside in DirecTV-AT&T Deal Resides in Mobile & Latin America, Ashley J. Swartz

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Andy Plesser

While programming has been cited as a motivator for the AT&T-DirectTV deal, the biggest benefits may lie in wireless and Latin America, says Ashle...

The Compact With Capitalism: Wheeler's Net Neutrality Dodge

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Tracy Rosenberg

Rhetoric and reality sometimes diverge. Right now, the future of the Internet is hooked like a fish between two different paths.

The FCC, Net Neutrality, and Corporate Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Joseph A. Palermo

For years now the corporate Internet Service Providers have been pushing for a tiered system of Internet delivery. They want the FCC to allow them to construct "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the Internet.

Phone Financing Growing Fast

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

T-Mobile Has Dominant Share of 8 Million Carrier-Switching Finance Customers Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released results of its ...

The Mediaquake Has Gone to Space (Thanks to AT&T Buying Satellite TV Provider DirectTV)

Frederic Guarino | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Frederic Guarino

Google, Facebook and Apple, our Silicon Valley dynamic trio, are going to wake up a bit groggy from this deal and will regret to not have strayed from their core businesses a bit.

Somehow, We Hate Internet And Cable Companies Even More Than Before

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The companies that pipe Internet and television into our homes, known for their endlessly increasing prices and shabby customer service, have done the...

Beats Music and iTunes: Apple at the Crossroads

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
William Buckley Jr.

If it happens, the electronics part of the deal is fairly straightforward. Conversely, the Beats Music deal is far more complicated.

Your Ridiculously High Cable Bill Could Go Up Even More

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The cost of TV has been rising at a breathless pace. And thanks to a couple of pending mega-mergers, it could get even worse. The price for basic c...

Whistleblower Says Dean Baquet Had A 'Lame Excuse' For Killing NSA Story

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.19.2014 | Media

Days after Glenn Greenwald blasted Dean Baquet for being "subservient to the American national security state," a man who blew the whistle on AT&T tol...

This May Kill The AT&T-DirecTV Merger

Reuters | Liana B. Baker | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - If DirecTV is unable to strike a deal with the National Football League to renew the satellite TV operator's contract to offer the popular...

AT&T To Acquire DirecTV For $48.5 BILLION

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

By RYAN NAKASHIMA, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or ...

Here Comes Another Massive Media Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology

(Adds new sourcing, background) By Soyoung Kim and Liana B. Baker NEW YORK May 17 (Reuters) - AT&T is close to announci...

AT&T In Talks To Buy DirecTV For $50 Billion

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology

Telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to buy satellite TV service DirectTV for about $50 billion, according to Bloomberg News, which spoke with pe...

Is AT&T About To Take Over DirecTV?

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

April 30 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV company, the Wall Street Journal reported, ci...

Future of TV Snaps Into Focus - With 500 Million Dollar Fund

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TV's future is now in sight. Networked, social, interactive and focused on the things that matter to you. Passion-powered TV, nichified and valuable.

Does Facebook Know Your Location? Not for Long With Location Sentry's App

James Grundvig | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

As the smartphone industry considers adding a 'kill-switch' for mobile devices to curb their theft, law enforcement officials crow that manufacturers ...