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  • Comcast’s new wireless service, Xfinity Mobile, is now live

    Comcast’s new wireless service, Xfinity Mobile, is now live

    In April, cable company and internet service provider Comcast announced its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile, which offers unlimited data plans to Comcast customers that can be as cheap as $45 per month, for those who also subscribe to Comcast’s high-end X1 packages. Today, that service is launching and is open for sign-ups, the company says. Comcast tells TechCrunch the website… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Comcast Launches Xfinity XFi

    Today’s Stories  Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege Facebook culls ‘tens of thousands’ of fake accounts ahead of UK election Amazon to control 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market this year Food startup Maple shuts… Read More

  • Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network

    Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network

    Comcast this morning has launched a new service called Xfinity xFi that will allow customers to better manage and control their home Wi-Fi network through an online dashboard, voice control via the TV, as well as through apps for iOS and Android devices. The system is designed to make it easier to perform common tasks, like finding the Wi-Fi password or monitoring activity across the network… Read More

  • John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege

    John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege

    John Oliver has again fired off his quick wit at the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the Trump administration for trying to roll back Obama-era Net Neutrality rules. This isn’t the first time Oliver has addressed the issue of an “open internet,” as he touched on the topic back in 2014 during his fifth episode of Last Week Tonight. In that episode, he identified then-FCC… Read More

  • Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile

    Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile

    Comcast, a cable company notorious for poor customer service, now wants to be your cellular provider, as well. The company today announced its new business, Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service offering unlimited data plans at $65 per line, that can be brought down to $45 per line for customers that subscribe to Comcast’s high-end  X1 packages. The service will run over top… Read More

  • Amazon shuts down its cable store, probably because ISPs are awful

    Amazon shuts down its cable store, probably because ISPs are awful

    Remember that time when Amazon decided it wanted to sell you internet service and cable TV? Well, that’s done now. Yep, Amazon’s “Cable Store” is no more. As you may recall, around a year ago, the online retailer launched a “cable store” website where it began reselling a variety of Comcast’s services, including its internet, TV and phone bundles. The… Read More

  • NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap

    NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap

    NBCUniversal is now the only U.S. media company that has an official stake in Snap. Today, NBC Universal (which is a unit of Comcast) revealed that it invested $500 million in Snap as a strategic investment partnership during yesterday’s IPO. Snap shares popped 44 percent in the first day of trading. NBCUniversal has been pursuing digital media aggressively in the past year… Read More

  • YouTube is coming to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top box

    YouTube is coming to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top box

    Google and Comcast announced a new deal this morning that will see the YouTube application installed on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes nationwide later this year. The integration will allow X1 users to launch the app by saying “YouTube” into the X1 voice remote, as well as browse featured content on YouTube, search the entire library, including by voice, and sign into… Read More

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