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The Uncertain Future of Cabal Television

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

Think of net neutrality as like having stops signs at a busy intersection to avoid daily pile-ups. Or think of Wall Street without regulations. Financial collapse was the result.

Still Missing: Women in the Media

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Megan Tady

A week before I graduated from college in 2002, my adviser called me into his office for a "welcome to the real world" chat. "I know you want to be a...

Whose Internet Is It?

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

First, we had the Supreme Court affirming the free speech rights of corporations. Now we have the DC Court of Appeals telling us Comcast owns the Int...

Federal Court Denies FCC Authority Over Broadband

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

The government agency that is charged with overseeing the nation's communications infrastructure now has no authority to regulate broadband. While this would seem like a joke, sadly it is not.

Streaming Tiger and the iPad

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

CBSSports.com and Masters.com are going to make sure you don't miss Tiger Woods's return to golf. Both sites have increased their streaming video coverage by 50%. It's going to be all Tiger all the time!

"TV Everywhere" Data Finds Consumers Watch Full Online Video Ad Load (video)

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daisy Whitney

Consumers will tolerate more ads and stay tuned into online TV when networks up the ad load, according to data I came across during my reporting on Co...

The Courts Can't Take Away Our Internet

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

In less than 72 hours, the public comment period on the FCC's Net Neutrality proceeding will end. Use this window of opportunity to give the FCC one giant public mandate: We want an Internet free from corporate control.

Federal Court Rules FCC Lacks Authority to Regulate Net Neutrality

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The ruling is a significant victory for Comcast , which had been involved in a dispute with the FCC over network filtering of P2P filesharing software.

Jeff Zucker Has $30M+ Exit Deal From NBC Within Months Of Comcast Takeover: New York Post

New York Post | CLAIRE ATKINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

General Electric has finalized details of Jeff Zucker's exit deal from NBC Universal, according to sources familiar with the situation. Zucker will le...

Hockey Holding Its Own

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Hockey in June isn't such a bad thing after all, and more people are checking it out in more ways. The numbers don't lie.

Harold Ford's Corporate Crusade Against Net Neutrality

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Silver

If the FCC heeds Harold Ford's advice, you can say goodbye to candidate Obama's promises of universal, affordable Internet access and Net Neutrality.

Will Dirty Politics Kill the Internet?

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Big phone and cable companies are so determined to dismantle consumer protections on the open Internet that they've spent millions to flip Congress against you. Earlier this week, many in Congress delivered.

Comcast and NBC's Real Diversity Issues

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Megan Tady

Seeing Roberts and Zucker sweat under heavy fire from Congress got us wondering: What else should we be asking about these companies' woeful commitment to diversity?

Does the FCC Want Our Internet Slow?

Christian Sandvig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

Does this country need a regulator that doesn't do anything? The FCC should take its cue from us and not the companies it is supposed to regulate.

Government Takeover? Comcast CEO Changes His Tune Outside D.C.

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Silver

With breathtaking hypocrisy, the phone and cable companies' K Street lobbyists are fighting an all-out war against the Net Neutrality proposal at the FCC that would protect Internet users from government or industry censorship.

Comcast/NBC Merger is Like an Asteroid Hurtling toward Earth

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Megan Tady

The proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal is like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth: It's huge, it's widely destructive and if it slams into ou...

A Man. A Plan. A Problem. The Internet.

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The FCC broadband plan does not propose the kind of tough measures necessary to create competition and realize President Obama's vision of universal, fast, affordable Internet.

Congress to Finally See the National Broadband Plan

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Today the FCC sent the National Broadband Plan to Congress. They have also made the plan publicly available -- it's a big read. Details inside.

PayPal iPhone App As Good As Cash

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

PayPal's new iPhone app lets users send money to each other and more, in today's most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment

Is Your iPad Battery Already Dead?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Today's most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: After selling 120,000 iPads on the first day of pre-orders, Apple announced ...

Hurt Locker to Hurt Illegal Downloaders

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The producers of The Hurt Locker are working directly with the US Copyright Group in an effort to sue "tens of thousands" of people who illegally downloaded the film online.

Comcast Customer Service Reps Talk About Why Their Job Sucks

The Consumerist | Ben Popken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Come, come hither. Step into the flesh of a Comcast customer service rep. Doesn't it feel nice? Yes, yes. This is what it's like to work for Awesome C...

Comcast NBC Deal: Feds Promise Tough Review

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are pledging rigorous reviews of Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of NBC Universal to ensure that it would not ...

A Little Rhetorical Trickery and Dishonesty -- A Typical Big Telecom Attack on Net Neutrality

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Over the last couple of weeks, a fierce little debate has started to rage about how the United States should treat high-speed Internet access. Big Telecom's ultimate goal? A powerless FCC.

Communications Breakdown

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

A total lack of adequate competition among Internet providers is why America continues to lag behind our global counterparts in every measure of broadband access and success.