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  • Sprint, Cable Companies In Talks To Acquire Clearwire

    Sprint, Cable Companies In Talks To Acquire Clearwire

    Not long after Clearwire announced their intent to begin lighting up a 4G LTE network, Sprint and a cabal of cable companies have begun to discuss the idea of a possible Clearwire acquisition. Last we heard, Clearwire was waiting on $600 million in additional funding before any work on their LTE rollout could begin. Comcast, Time Warner, and Bright House are currently in talks with the nation's… Read More

  • Comcast Xfinity On-Demand Now Streaming To The iPhone, iPod touch

    Comcast Xfinity On-Demand Now Streaming To The iPhone, iPod touch

    Comcast just rolled out a major update to its seven month old Xfinity iOS app that brings streaming access to the Xfinity on-demand library just like iPad users have had for several weeks. This opens up a massive database of streaming content for iPhone and iPod touch. But there’s a catch here. Only users that pay for Comcast’s digital TV service for their home will have access to the… Read More

  • Comcast Pulls Funding To Filmmakers After Tweet

    Comcast donated $18,000 to a non-profit filmmaker's group, the ReelGrrls, dedicated to giving young girls a voice and more confidence through film-making. One of the members expressed concern over the upcoming NBC/Comcast merger on Twitter, stating her disbelief that the FCC Commissioner Meredith Baker just quit to move to Comcast after approving the merger. Almost immediately one of Comcast's… Read More

  • Are Comcast And Other ISPs Now Actively Blocking ThePirateBay? UPDATE

    Are Comcast And Other ISPs Now Actively Blocking ThePirateBay? UPDATE

    Talk about sinking to a new low. It seems that Comcast and perhaps other ISPs are blocking access to the notorious torrent site, ThePirateBay.org. The word comes from TorrentFreak who also reached out to the TPB team who indicated that they can't confirm if an ISP is blocking the site but "there’s a significant drop in visitors from the U.S." All I know is I, a Comcast subscriber, cannot access… Read More

  • What Bias? FCC Commissioner Leaving To Become Comcast Exec

    What Bias? FCC Commissioner Leaving To Become Comcast Exec

    Now, let’s be charitable here and admit that it’s natural for people to perform similar duties in business as they might have in government, and vice versa. It’s called job experience. But honestly now. Voting in favor of the Comcast-NBC Universal merger and then leaving to join that company five months later? You’re joking, right? Other, more important people than me will… Read More

  • Comcast Xfinity On Demand Coming To TiVo Premiere DVRs

    Comcast Xfinity On Demand Coming To TiVo Premiere DVRs

    The end times must be upon us because I never thought I would see Comcast allowing 3rd party set-top boxes to access On Demand. But that's exactly what's happening. TiVo and Comcast just announced Xfinity On Demand will soon be available on TiVo Premiere DVRs. The San Francisco Bay Area expected to be the first market with access, but others will follow as the service rolls through Comcast's… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Amazon Outage

    Flash in the Pan

    The news from NBC/Universal/Comcast is that the cable giant has finally made deals with both ABC and Fox to carry selected shows on their on-demand service. This is big news for the iPad set, because all four major broadcast networks are now available in a single service, on the iPad, without Flash. Across town we hear talk of hardware acceleration linking up with Android to make Flash finally… Read More

  • Netflix Now As Big As Comcast Cable

    Netflix Now As Big As Comcast Cable

    As Gigaom notes Netflix’s (global) subscriber base is now bigger than Comcast’s national one, a happenstance that should send fear into the hearts of cable providers everywhere. The numbers came from an earnings call today. Read More

  • Comcast's 105Mbps On Deck For National Rollout

    Comcast's 105Mbps On Deck For National Rollout

    Comcast is about to nationally roll out its 105Mbps (!) Internet service. The ISP hopes to have the service in several of its top markets, including Boston, Chicago, Denver, and Miami, bringing the total number of potential subscribers up to 40 million. Considering so much of legitimate media consumption these days is based on streaming, having a super fast Internet connection will only help to a… Read More

  • Netflix Streaming Still Beating The Pants Off Apple And All Comers

    Netflix Streaming Still Beating The Pants Off Apple And All Comers

    So, Apple does a lot of things right. The Apple TV and iTunes combo offers an "it just works" environment that many people seem to like. So why are they having trouble getting out their video content? Recent market research from the NPD group, shows that Apple's iTunes video delivery is in a three-way tie for third place at only 4% market share, while Netflix is way ahead at 61% and Comcast is… Read More