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  • Aereo, broadcasters await Supreme Court ruling

    Aereo, broadcasters await Supreme Court ruling
    Chet Kanojia is waiting for the Supreme Court to tell him whether he has a business or needs to have a going-out-of-business sale. Kanojia is the founder and chief executive of Aereo, a start-up company that records and streams the signals of local...
  • Neal Sabin: The programming mastermind behind Me-TV

     Neal Sabin: The programming mastermind behind Me-TV
    Neal Sabin knows a hit television series when he sees it. Not the one-hit wonders, or this season's sensation, but the shows that endure for viewing after viewing, year after year. Now in his 20th year at Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting, a small,...
  • U.S. regulators fine Chinese firm for selling 'jammers'

    U.S. regulators fine Chinese firm for selling 'jammers'
    U.S. regulators are fining a Chinese electronics manufacturer almost $35 million for marketing illegal signal jamming devices to American consumers, the Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday. The regulators called it the largest fine in...
  • YouTube stars, video content creators fear new net neutrality rules

    YouTube stars, video content creators fear new net neutrality rules
    The big debate over net neutrality has some YouTube stars fearing that the end of the world is near. The online community has been in a dither about the future of a regulatory provision that Internet service providers treat all traffic the same. The...
  • The week in review: scams, refunds, recalls and other news you need to know

     
    Happy Monday! If you're looking for good news, you've come to the wrong place. If you want the dirt on the latest scams, accusations of fraud, recalls and other consumer news, read on for a summary of what the Watchdog......
  • LightSquared reaches bankruptcy deal; mediator blasts Ergen

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wireless venture LightSquared has reached a deal to end its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but its largest creditor, satellite operator Charles Ergen, is not on board and "wasted the parties' time," according to a report from the court-...
  • Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers

     Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers
    The commercial opens with a car whipping around a corner. The boilerplate adland disclaimer in tiny type on the bottom of the screen — "Professional driver. Closed course." — has become so familiar over the years that we know what it says...
  • Mayors To Consider Resolution Urging FCC to Classify Internet Like a Utility

    When the U.S. Conference of Mayors gathers in Dallas this weekend, among the many resolutions they will consider is one urging the FCC to take a controversial step as a way to establish strong net neutrality rules. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, San...
  • Ham radio operators to stage storm drill

    Ham radio operators to stage storm drill
    They usually chew the fat via short-wave radio or reach out to others simply to make friends. But when hurricanes knock out cell phones and other lines of communications, HAM radio operators get down to business, passing along crucial information to...
  • '22 Jump Street' jumps competition. R.I.P. Casey Kasem.

    '22 Jump Street' jumps competition. R.I.P. Casey Kasem.
    After the coffee. Before learning if the Supreme Court ruled on Aereo. The Skinny: Congratulations to the Kings and Spurs. Now I either have to get excited about the World Cup or take a vacation from sports until the pennant races heat up. Today's...
  • Should Aereo win, next move for broadcasters could be at FCC

    Should Aereo win, next move for broadcasters could be at FCC
    The Supreme Court is expected to rule later this week or next week on whether Aereo -- the start-up service that streams local TV signals on the Internet via remote antennas -- is legal or violates copyright law. Launched in 2012 with backing from media...
  • No: Regulating cyberspace is rotten deal

    Good news for Floridians who love Netflix — the online streaming service that brought us "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" is taking its talents to the Sunshine State and shooting its next original series in the Keys. Unfortunately,...