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  • Netflix profit skyrockets as subscriber growth continues

    Netflix profit skyrockets as subscriber growth continues
    Netflix's profit jumped dramatically in the fourth quarter as it added more than 4 million subscribers around the globe, bringing its total to more than 44 million members. The streaming giant posted profit of $48 million, or 79 cents per share, an...
  • Consumers Union asks regulators to scrutinize Comcast-Netflix deal

    Consumers Union asks regulators to scrutinize Comcast-Netflix deal
    The advocacy group Consumers Union is urging federal regulators to scrutinize the deal struck between cable giant Comcast Corp. and the Internet streaming service Netflix. Netflix agreed to pay to directly connect to Comcast's network to improve the...
  • The war between Netflix and Comcast bursts into the open

    The war between Netflix and Comcast bursts into the open
    It was obviously a little soon for everyone to claim that February's deal between Netflix and Comcast, assuring the video streaming service more direct connections to Comcast's home customers, resolved the issues between them. Or does anyone think...
  • L.A. Stations to Share a Channel in Prelude to Spectrum Auction

    Two Los Angeles stations will share their spectrum in a pilot project designed to show that such a technological feat is possible and generate momentum for a planned government auction of broadcast airwaves. Public TV station KLCS and Spanish language...
  • European media firms gear up for Netflix invasion. RIP Tom Sherak.

    European media firms gear up for Netflix invasion. RIP Tom Sherak.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out who has my Super Bowl tickets. The Skinny: How funny would it have been if right before he delivered the State of the Union address, President Obama barked out, "Omaha! Omaha!" and the entire Cabinet got up and...
  • FCC moves to expand ability to send texts to 911 in emergencies

    FCC moves to expand ability to send texts to 911 in emergencies
    WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators moved Thursday to expand the ability of people to send texts to 911 in emergencies, and are working on rules that would require wireless carriers to enable such messages by the end of the year. The Federal Communications...
  • U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents

    U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents
    The Department of Transportation will push the development of a short-range radio system aimed at stopping crashes by allowing cars to exchange basic facts about speed and direction to other vehicles as fast at 10 times a second. Called vehicle-to-...
  • Democrats Introduce Net Neutrality Bill

    House and Senate Democrats introduced net neutrality legislation designed to preserve FCC anti-discrimination rules that were struck down by a D.C. appellate court last month. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced the...
  • Broadcasters Launch Group to 'Tell the Truth' About Cable, Satellite Operators

    Broadcast network affiliates and station groups are launching a new coalition, TVfreedom.org, designed to counter the influence of cable and satellite operators in retransmission disputes, some of which have resulted in high-profile blackouts in major...
  • Auto safety regulators move toward vehicle-to-vehicle communication

    Auto safety regulators move toward vehicle-to-vehicle communication
    Cars of the future will know when they're about to get hit — and how to speak up about it. U.S. auto safety regulators on Monday took the first steps toward mandating that automakers build cars that talk to one another. They would speak in short-...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Obama to students: If coffee shops have Wi-Fi, so should your school

    Obama to students: If coffee shops have Wi-Fi, so should your school
    WASHINGTON — President Obama announced plans on Tuesday to bring high-speed Internet more quickly to the nation’s public schools, pledging to make sure students in the United States have every advantage that "some child in South Korea has...