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[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 543 views]

The video streaming service sweepstakes has yet to name a winner, but the list of losers continues to grow. Like Redbox Instant before it, Target Ticket is shutting down for good on March 7.
Industry sources say Target launched Target Ticket …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[5 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 551 views]

Of course, live TV being the traditional, sequential TV programming fewer and fewer people watch via broadcast, satellite and cable TV. Though not yet a collapse, the 12.7 percent year-over-year decline is more than an industry wakeup call.
As you might …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 434 views]

Wow, just wow. Comcast customer service is back in the news once again for all the wrong reasons. That is, a customer tried to drop Comcast and Comcast Customer Service put them through hell.
The crowing moment? The Comcast customer …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[29 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,285 views]

Everything is about perspective. While the world is focused on the battle for online dominance and streaming eyeballs between Netflix and HBO, the real war is happening elsewhere. Yes, we’re talking about Netflix vs Popcorn Time.
Yes, Netflix and its rapidly …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[26 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 573 views]

Even though Time Warner Cable is either the first or second most hated company in America and hundreds of thousands are cutting the cord, they must be feeling their oats. That is, Time Warner Cable is number one (in Better …

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[22 Jan 2015 | 2 Comments | 483 views]

Netflix began back in 1997 as an online video rental store and, today, the CEO Reed Hastings has the world at his feet. For example, shares in company shot up 13 percent yesterday on the news that Netflix subs shot …

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[20 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 739 views]

And, it is official. NBC will stream its Super Bowl coverage for free. Starting at 12pm noon on Sunday, February 1, the US TV network will offer its Super Bowl coverage, all 11 hours of it.
“It’s just a great means …

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[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 870 views]

Like a lot of techies, I was pleased to learn that LG is using webOS in its newest smart TVs. While it’s great that LG found value in webOS, the Korean electronics giant clearly doesn’t “get” software and probably never …

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[5 Jan 2015 | No Comment | 588 views]

Where can you get not only ESPN and ESPN2, as well Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TNT, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim all with a cable or satellite TV subscription? Dish Networks’ Sling …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[2 Jan 2015 | One Comment | 994 views]

Yes, Comcast milks you like a cow. However, in case you missed the memo, you aren’t giving enough, milk, that is. Comcast is raising cable modem rental rates, but you can stop paying — right now.
GigaOM reports that Comcast is …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, iTunes »

[26 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,244 views]

It’s all about the Benjamins. If you are still on cable or satellite, it’s overwhelmingly likely you could be saving big bucks by either cord shaving (reducing your cable bill) or cord cutting (getting rid of pay TV entirely). Don’t …

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[22 Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,199 views]

About eight in 10 of the more than 500 cord cutters surveyed have a clear message for their former cable company masters — don’t leave a light on, because we ain’t comin’ back!
A newly released CG42 Market Survey, aptly referenced …

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[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 585 views]

One of the keys to success is ubiquity. Both Plex and Netflix have announced their latest moves to keep their software and services in front of your eyeballs, regardless. That said, have Plex and Netflix reached the point of diminishing …

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[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 967 views]

The world has changed since the last time we bought a TV. That is, the modern cord cutter’s home has one big, big TV and a whole bunch of small screens for individual viewing.
Not long ago, pre-iPad, our rather modest …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,027 views]

For capitalist fundamentalists and their lickspittles, the Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger is a no brainer. Those one percenters aside, Mega Comcast will be the marriage of the nation’s two most-hated corporations — what could possibly be right with …