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  • Why oh why does OpenDNS keep telling me Facebook is 'down'? It's not!

    Why oh why does OpenDNS keep telling me Facebook is 'down'? It's not!

    For whatever nerdy reason I switched over to OpenDNS about a month ago. Actually, no. The reason was because I was tired of seeing that stupid Time Warner Road Runner every time I mistyped a URL or whatever. Well now OpenDNS refuses to load several pages, including CrunchGear and Facebook. What gives? I go to the main site and it says everything is up and running, yet I try to visit the… Read More

  • Verizon sues Time Warner over misleading anti-FiOS commercial: See it for yourself

    Cable companies’ ads are typically woeful, but misleading? That’s unthinkable. Or is it? Not if you ask Verizon. And, please, do, they’d love to hear from you. Verizon filed suit today against Time Warner, Internet darling, claiming that one of its ads is a pack of lies. You can see the ad for yourself right up there. Verizon says the ad misrepresents its FTTP service, FiOS… Read More

  • Comcast, Time Warner to help fund Sprint's WiMax

    Comcast, Time Warner to help fund Sprint's WiMax

    In order for Sprint and Clearwire to really get this WiMax thing underway nationwide, they’re going to need some pretty substantial moolah — like $3 billion. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, would put up as much as $1 billion, while No. 2 Time Warner Cable would add $500 million” along with smaller cable… Read More

  • Smelling Trouble Behind AOL's $850 Million Bebo Deal

    Smelling Trouble Behind AOL's $850 Million Bebo Deal

    When AOL bought Bebo for $850 million last week, CEO Randy Falco and COO Ron Grant believed the social network would help save AOL from its downward spiral. Social networks are where pageviews are generated these days, and AOL’s own attempt to turn AOL Instant Messenger into one (via Aim Pages) was a dud on arrival. Bebo, with 22.9 million unique visitors in February and 10.3… Read More

  • What Media Company Gained the Most Market Share in 2007?  (Hint: It Starts With a G).

    What Media Company Gained the Most Market Share in 2007? (Hint: It Starts With a G).

    When it comes to market share gains in advertising dollars, Google outstripped every other media company in 2007, whether you look at the Web, TV, print, or radio. Earlier this morning, Henry Blodget compared the advertising revenues of 17 major media businesses (including News Corp, Time Warner Cable, Viacom, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL,, the New York Times, and CBS Radio). He left out… Read More

  • Alternative ratio method in discussion at popular BitTorrent tracker

    BitTorrent users know that they have to maintain a favorable download:upload ratio on the private trackers lest they be banned. Getting banned isn’t just your problem, either, as some sites will also ban the person who invited you there in the first place. Not good. So why take into consideration how hard it is to actually on some of these sites&mash;back i the day, OiNK was damn… Read More

  • Time Warner trying usage-based billing in Texas

    Time Warner trying usage-based billing in Texas

    I’ll be damned, they’re actually doing it. Time Warner will be testing out a pay-for-what-you-use program for its high speed Internet service in Beaumont, Texas. This, based on findings that about 5 percent of the network’s users account for more than half the bandwidth. Here’s the problem, though. What happens when all the high-bandwidth users leave for the… Read More

  • The 700 MHz Spectrum Auctions.  Who's In, Who's Out.

    The 700 MHz Spectrum Auctions. Who's In, Who's Out.

    The deadline to apply to participate in the FCC’s upcoming auction of wireless 700 MHz spectrum passed on Monday. And we still don’t know exactly who the bidders will be. But we have a pretty good idea. Google is in. So is AT&T, Frontline Wireless, and Craig McCaw’s Clearwire. Comcast and Time Warner are out. But Cox Communications is in. Verizon Wireless… Read More

  • The Unreasonable Stance: Time Warner Cable

    The Unreasonable Stance: Time Warner Cable

    This week, I’m going to take a seat while the other eight gazillion people on the Web complain about Comcast. See, back in New Jersey and Philadelphia, I never had problems with Comcast. Maybe once a year something would happen where I needed to call and bitch at them for an hour before something was done. But overall, it was a fine experience and I’d have no problem going back… Read More

  • AOL Is Gussying Itself Up for an Advertising IPO

    AOL Is Gussying Itself Up for an Advertising IPO

    What’s behind all the shuffling going on at AOL lately? New CEO Randy Falco is moving the headquarters from Dulles, Va. to New York City, more layoffs are rumored at the dying dial-up business, and all the advertising businesses are now grouped together under the ominous name, Platform A. Falco is putting all of his advertising eggs into Platform A, which is made up of the collection… Read More

  • Time Warner Cable To Expand VOD Service

    Time Warner Cable To Expand VOD Service

    Since we got Time Warner Cable in our new apartment, I haven’t been the hugest fan of the service. I do enjoy the quick video-on-demand features that let me watch “Flight of the Conchords” anytime I want however and it looks like TWC will be improving the on-demand service. A new feature called “Start Over” could be available by years end and will allow the user… Read More

  • YouTube Rolling Out Video Fingerprinting

    Rush could have the option to remove this video or take in profits from it In an effort to curb the constant copyright-infringement occurring over at YouTube, the company announced plans to test a new form of video identification. Disney and Time-Warner are the first companies in line to test the waters on this new form of digital fingerprinting and others will soon follow if the trial is… Read More

  • FON, Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Official

    FON, Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Official

    Rumor becomes reality. Straight outta Madrid, Spain comes word that Time Warner Cable has inked a deal with Wi-Fi community FON allowing TWC subscribers to become FON community members and create FON access points with their home or business broadband connection. If you’re not familiar with FON, the idea is that you share your Wi-Fi with other community members and in return you can… Read More

  • Time Warner HD Cable Box Includes HDMI, Cool Remote, Porn

    Time Warner HD Cable Box Includes HDMI, Cool Remote, Porn

    It seems that Consumerist reader John ordered a Time Warner DVR and, after a long wait, received a refurbished unit pre-owned by someone who really enjoys the PR0N. When his wife turned on the machine, she found reams of porn video. John received an angry call from said wife, who complained that the kids could have seen this and that the collection did not include that classic, Juranal… Read More

  • Time Warner Is Fresh Outta HD DVRs

    Time Warner Is Fresh Outta HD DVRs

    As Biggs mentioned in his Wii rant/post, TiVo is sucking because there’s a high demand for DVRs that come directly from the cable provider. In fact, demand has been so high, that Time Warner Cable can’t keep up with the demand and are fresh out of HD DVR boxes. Those of you bugging out about the Super Bowl can breathe a sigh of relief though. Time Warner says it has plenty of… Read More

  • Cable Going Mobile

    Cable Going Mobile

    After more than a year of development, Comcast and Time Warner are each slated to begin offering services via Sprint mobile phones. Later this month, Comcast will start offering services in Boston and Portland, while Time Warner will break into Austin and Raleigh. The cable by cell service will offer a handful of features that could appeal to many users. In addition to allowing you to watch TV… Read More