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Comcast partners with AWS as it struggles to fight cord-cutting disruption

Cloud providers love to brag about their customer wins and Amazon got a big one today when it announced that Comcast had chosen AWS as its preferred cloud provider. What does that mean exactly? Presum

Comcast’s X1 cable boxes now serve up YouTube videos alongside traditional TV

Comcast’s cable boxes are getting YouTube. The cable TV company and Google today announced the addition of a YouTube app across Comcast’s Xfinity X1 service nationwide, which will allow launches a service that helps cord cutters find the best deal

With a growing number of streaming TV services entering the market, it's becoming difficult for consumers to make comparisons. People want to know which service is best for them in terms of channel se

Amazon Channels now works like a TV login for HBO & Showtime’s apps

Amazon Channels is starting act like a TV provider. The service, which allows Prime members to subscribe to over-the-top premium networks like HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax and others, now allows you

Why owning your cable box won’t kill your favorite shows

A funny thing happens when the Federal Communications Commission moves to introduce competition into a consumer market. The industry, once so accustomed to acting the monopoly or duopoly in its sector

Dismissing the cord-cutter myth

When cable TV subscriptions in the U.S. peaked in 2012 -- and 97.6 million Americans paid to watch television delivered via cable -- it seemed the traditional media supply chain was stronger than ever

Solar Power Startup Bright Raises $4 Million To Distribute Energy In The Developing World

Bright, a solar panel installation and distribution startup, pulled in $4 million in seed money to build out its solar software and financing team. The startup launched out of the last batch of Y Com

New Apple TV Hardware With Siri, App Store And HomeKit Said To Be Planned For WWDC

Apple had Apple TV news at its most recent special event, but it wasn’t the new Apple TV hardware some expected. That refresh is coming in June at WWDC, however, according to Buzzfeed’s Jo

The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 2: Shaving The Cord And Cheating)

2015 is the year I finally cut the cord with cable TV. No more flipping through programs mindlessly, no more massive lineup of channels I never watch, no more DVR’ing. In doing so, I’ve b

Cloud-Based TV Operator Magine Raises $19M Series A Round To Fuel International Expansion

Magine, the Swedish cloud-based cable operator, today announced that it has closed a $19 million Series A round led by a group of Swedish and international investors. The company didn’t disclose

Magine Is The Best Internet-Based Cable TV Service You Can’t Use (Unless You Live In Sweden)

Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime offer compelling alternatives to cable TV for those who don’t want to subscribe to regular cable. But what if you could subscribe to an Internet-based cable TV s

iTV Might Be Awesome, But It’s Not What We Really Want

Apple's iTV is reportedly <a href="">in the labs of Canadian cable service providers</a> Rogers C

Why Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and online streaming are threatening cable companies

Comedy Central said last week that it will stream the comedy triumvirate of “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report,” and “South Park,” in their entirety, on Fancast.

Irony: Los Angeles has really cruddy HDTV selection

Tough times for Los Angelenos wanting to watch HDTV. Apartment dwellers in the city are, apparently, fed up with Time Warner’s foot-dragging when it comes to expanding HD content, especially tho

Given Internet alternatives, why do people still pay for cable TV?

Flickr’d Why do you still pay for cable TV? That’s what today’s New York Times asks, while noting that as the price of damn near everything increases—food and fuel most notably

Congressional bill would decrease FCC's influence on Big Cable even more

The cable companies were able to squeeze out from under the FCC’s efforts to regulate them more, including such niceties as a la carte programing, de-monopolizing areas, and creating increased c

Verizon adds a metric ton of HD channels to FIOS

In just a little bit, we’re going to hear from Vince about his experiences with Time-Warner cable. Here in Seattle, we don’t have that as an option. I’m stuck with Comcast, for bette

AMD's Two TV-tuning Wonder Dongles

AMD is going to turn your world upside down by transforming your PC into a home theater bursting with features. The introduction of two ATI TV Wonder USB dongles will convert your PC or laptop into a

Stop Working, Start Playing

Bored out of your skull by your job? Cubicle life got you down? Just don’t feel like working today? Check out this list of free games available online from cable TV stations. There is a wide var