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FCC Gets Involved in Fight Between Netflix and ISPs

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The FCC is continuing its aggressive course by wading into the fight between Netflix and internet service providers (ISPs) about what is causing slow internets. In recent weeks, Netflix has been (publicly) duking it out with Verizon through a campaign of direct shaming about the latter’s alleged poor streaming speeds.  Continue reading “FCC Gets Involved in Fight Between Netflix and ISPs”

Why Technology Will Help the U.S. Film Business Grow $8 Billion in 5 Years

Why Technology Will Help the U.S. Film Business Grow $8 Billion in 5 Years

The global market will grow $22 billion by 2018, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Continue reading “Why Technology Will Help the U.S. Film Business Grow $8 Billion in 5 Years”

Netflix Chief Product Officer says the Future of TV Will be Personalization of Content and No More Commercials

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Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt predicted Monday that the future of TV will see the unbundling of cable packages, more personalization of content and an end to TV commercials as we know them. Continue reading “Netflix Chief Product Officer says the Future of TV Will be Personalization of Content and No More Commercials”

FCC Chairman says he has Revised his Approach to Net Neutrality Rules

Eleven Senators told Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, that rules allowing companies to pay an Internet service provider for express-lane access to consumers would violate the principle of an open Internet. (Karen Bleier/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)
Eleven Senators told Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, that rules allowing companies to pay an Internet service provider for express-lane access to consumers would violate the principle of an open Internet. (Karen Bleier/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

After his proposal to allow Internet companies to charge Web companies for speedier delivery of their content was met with widespread criticism, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is trying to make the case that it is possible to have Internet fast lanes without slow lanes. He first did so in a letter to tech companies on Friday, and the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that he has also revised his approach to net-neutrality rules. Continue reading “FCC Chairman says he has Revised his Approach to Net Neutrality Rules”

Netflix Raises Prices By $1 For New Subscribers

Netflix Raises Prices By $1 For New Subscribers

Netflix is raising its Internet video prices by $1 per month for new customers and giving its current U.S. subscribers a two-year break from the higher rates. Continue reading “Netflix Raises Prices By $1 For New Subscribers”

Netflix to Pay Verizon for Peering Two Months After Comcast Deal

Verizon has signed a peering agreement with Netflix. IMAGE: FLICKR, ERIC HAUSER
Verizon has signed a peering agreement with Netflix.
IMAGE: FLICKR, ERIC HAUSER

Netflix has reached a deal to pay Verizon to connect networks, the second such agreement aimed at improving the quality of the video streaming service. Continue reading “Netflix to Pay Verizon for Peering Two Months After Comcast Deal”

Amazon to Employees: If You Don’t Like Your Job, We’ll Pay You $5,000 to Quit

"In the long-run, an employee staying somewhere they don't want to be isn't healthy for the employee or the company,” Amazon Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos said. Above, an Amazon employee stows items at the fulfillment center in Phoenix. (PHOTO CREDIT: David Paul Morris, Bloomberg / December 1, 2013)
“In the long-run, an employee staying somewhere they don’t want to be isn’t healthy for the employee or the company,” Amazon Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos said. Above, an Amazon employee stows items at the fulfillment center in Phoenix. (PHOTO CREDIT: David Paul Morris, Bloomberg / December 1, 2013)

Quitters wanted: Unhappy with your job? Feeling unproductive? Take $5,000 and go.

Continue reading “Amazon to Employees: If You Don’t Like Your Job, We’ll Pay You $5,000 to Quit”

How Amazon Fire TV Compares With Other Streaming Options

Fire TV (Photo: Amazon)
Fire TV (Photo: Amazon)

On Wednesday, Amazon took another dip into the hardware business with Fire TV, a set-top box for streaming video from Amazon and other sources, including Netflix and Hulu. Continue reading “How Amazon Fire TV Compares With Other Streaming Options”

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