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  • 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

  • Comcast rolls out a new Stream TV app for its cable and internet TV customers

    Comcast rolls out a new Stream TV app for its cable and internet TV customers

    Comcast is launching a new app called Xfinity Stream, which will replace its older Xfinity TV app on mobile devices, as well as deliver a host of features for cable subscribers, including access to live TV, on-demand programming, DVR recordings and more. But the app serves another purpose, as well: Like the TV app it replaces, it will also be home to Comcast’s internet TV service… Read More

  • Working with major studios, TheTake launches AI image recognition engine for businesses

    Working with major studios, TheTake launches AI image recognition engine for businesses

    TheTake, a site which launched as a way for consumers to buy that thing they saw in that movie, is set to begin selling an automated version of its service directly to businesses. The New York-based company is pitching studios and entertainment sites on a machine learning system that can identify products and locations as a way to generate revenue from product placements and experiential… Read More

  • Comcast launches its Xfinity TV app into beta on Roku

    Comcast launches its Xfinity TV app into beta on Roku

    Comcast’s Xfinity TV application launched into beta today on Roku, offering both live and on-demand programming, including local broadcast stations as well as public access and government channels. It also lets customers watch their cloud DVR recordings. But make no mistake: this isn’t really an app for cord cutters for the time being. To use the app, most Comcast customers… Read More

  • Comcast adds voice-controlled lighting to its Xfinity connected home offering

    Comcast adds voice-controlled lighting to its Xfinity connected home offering

    Comcast isn’t a name that gets tossed around much when people talk about connected home automation plays from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Google, but all the while the cable giant has been looking toward the space as the next step in its ever-growing offering of home service bundles. It’s a very different play than any of the aforementioned tech giants, of course. For… Read More

  • Comcast says technical issue caused NBC to disappear from its program guide, is being fixed

    Comcast says technical issue caused NBC to disappear from its program guide, is being fixed

    A number of Comcast users noticed this morning that the channel NBC has disappeared from the programming guide on their TV – an odd and unfortunately timed glitch on Election Day here in the U.S. Many have been complaining on Twitter about the problem, posting screenshots that show the channel’s disappearance while tweeting at Comcast-run Twitter accounts for answers. The… Read More

  • Convergence crosses the pond Crunch Network

    Convergence crosses the pond

    Imagine a world where you buy mobile phone, data, voice and television services from a single provider. A world where you don’t worry about running out of wireless minutes, exceeding text message limits or running up roaming charges. A world where you talk, text and stream video on an iPad, TV, laptop or mobile phone, seamlessly using the same user interface and applications across… Read More

  • Netflix’s Reed Hastings believes AT&T Time Warner merger could be good for consumers

    Netflix’s Reed Hastings believes AT&T Time Warner merger could be good for consumers

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings isn’t bothered by the idea of a marriage between mobile powerhouse AT&T and HBO’s parent company Time Warner, “As long as HBO’s bits and Netflix’s bits are treated the same [by regulators],” he said. Hastings, who was speaking at the Wall Street Journal Live conference this evening sparred with Comcast over a proposed Time… Read More

  • Watchable, Comcast’s app for cord cutters, adds original series

    Watchable, Comcast’s app for cord cutters, adds original series

    Comcast entered the cord cutting fray last fall with the launch of its online and mobile streaming service Watchable, which offered a variety of videos from popular websites like VICE and Vox, in an effort to reach the growing number of younger subscribers opting out of paying for cable TV. However, much of its content could be found elsewhere online, and there wasn’t really a… Read More

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