Comcast Internet Subscribers

The Netflix effect: Comcast now has fewer pay TV subscribers than Internet subscribers

By on July 23, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

The Netflix effect: Comcast now has fewer pay TV subscribers than Internet subscribers

When companies willfully ignore viable and increasingly dangerous threats to their business, well, it typically doesn’t end well. Especially in the fast moving world of tech, being able to pinpoint strategic threats and address them quickly is imperative.

That said, Comcast’s seeming obliviousness to growing threats from like the likes of Netflix is so confounding.

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Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 10Gbps Market Trial

Comcast to start market trial of 10Gbps broadband tech in late 2015

By on July 23, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

Comcast to start market trial of 10Gbps broadband tech in late 2015

Comcast later this year is going to start a market trial of an incredibly promising new broadband technology capable of delivering maximum download speeds of 10Gbps and maximum upload speeds of 1Gbps. This news comes to us via Multichannel News’ Jeff Baumgartner and it was announced earlier on Thursday by Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit, who said Comcast would start the trial sometime in Q4 2015. More →

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Tim Cook Twitter Apple Photos

Disappointed in Apple? Tweeting at Tim Cook is surprisingly effective

By on July 21, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Disappointed in Apple? Tweeting at Tim Cook is surprisingly effective

Have you ever tagged a CEO or a company in a Twitter message out of sheer frustration? Maybe Delta lost your luggage or you found a glass shard in your salad at Panera Bread. Whatever the case, it can be a decent way to blow off steam, but every once in a while, the subject of the complaint will actually get the message. More →

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Jet.com Launches Wholesale Online Store

Amazon competitor Jet.com launches with better prices

Amazon competitor Jet.com launches with better prices

By on July 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

After the farce that was Prime Day, plenty of disgruntled customers would love to find another online store to patronize rather than reward Amazon for its bait-and-switch tactics.

Of course, alternatives to a storefront as enormous as Amazon are hard to come by, but on Tuesday, CEO Marc Lore launched Jet.com, a new site that combines the shopping experience of Amazon with the pricing and membership model of a wholesale store like Sam’s Club or Costco. More →

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Instagram Frozen Account Error Terms Use

Instagram might steal your account to give it to a famous person who also has your name

By on July 20, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

Instagram might steal your account to give it to a famous person who also has your name

What happens when you have the same name as a popular football star and you also own a potentially highly coveted Instagram handle? Just ask Andrés Iniesta — the regular man, not the Spanish superstar — and he’ll tell you that Instagram might freeze you out of your own account for no apparent reason. More →

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YouTube Popularity

YouTube is back with a vengeance and is now more popular than cable

By on July 19, 2015 at 11:32 AM.

YouTube is back with a vengeance and is now more popular than cable

During Google’s recent earnings conference call, Google chief business officer Omid Kordestani said that YouTube is now bigger than any individual US cable network when it comes to attracting 18-49 year olds, advertising’s most sought after demographic.

Despite YouTube’s apparent inability to generate much of a profit, the popular video sharing site has seen user engagement metrics skyrocket in recent months. Speaking to this, Kordestani relayed that viewers are spending more time watching YouTube videos than ever before. Year over year, the amount of time users, on average, spend watching videos is up an impressive 60%. Underscoring this tremendous growth, Kordestani added that this is the fastest growth rate in viewing time YouTube has seen in over two years.

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Hulu Ad-Free Premium Service

Hulu may soon charge extra for a feature Netflix offers for free

By on July 17, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

Hulu may soon charge extra for a feature Netflix offers for free

Ever since Hulu added a premium subscription tier, users have questioned why they still have to sit through advertisements even after choosing to pay $7.99 a month. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Hulu has heard the criticism, which is why the company is exploring a brand new tier without any ads. More →

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DuckDuckGo Vs Google

DuckDuckGo founder on privacy and why he doesn’t track users like Google

DuckDuckGo founder on privacy and why he doesn’t track users like Google

By on July 15, 2015 at 10:56 AM.

When Gabriel Weinberg, founder of the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, first started working on the concept for it almost a decade ago now, he didn’t set out at first to build a company around it – or even a serious product that millions of people would eventually use.

Named after the childhood game of Duck Duck Goose, the search engine that in recent days announced it’s surpassed 10 million searches a day for the first time (around 115 searches a second) actually began with Weinberg deciding he wanted a better experience for himself while using a certain Mountain View-based tech giant’s search product. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast 2Gbps Internet service pricing revealed… and it’s a giant disappointment

By on July 13, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Comcast 2Gbps Internet service pricing revealed… and it’s a giant disappointment

Oh, Comcast. Even when you do things that should be cool, you manage to make them massively disappointing. Our latest example is the pricing for the company’s new 2Gbps Internet service, which we now know will cost you $300 per month plus up to $1,000 in installation fees. A more Comcastic pricing scheme we could not imagine. More →

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Mt. Fuji Wifi

Japan installs free Wi-Fi on top of Mt. Fuji

By on July 13, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Japan installs free Wi-Fi on top of Mt. Fuji

Japan recently installed Wi-Fi hotspots on Mt. Fuji because even adventurous mountain climbers, apparently, need Internet access. So if you’re one of the brave souls intent on climbing to the top of the most visited mountain in the world, you’ll now be able to email selfies of your achievement to friends with ease.

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AT&T Vs. Google Fiber Build Out

How AT&T – yes, that AT&T – could be America’s surprise fiber hero

By on July 11, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

How AT&T – yes, that AT&T – could be America’s surprise fiber hero

AT&T fiber roll outs don’t typically generate as much hype as Google Fiber roll outs… but that could soon change. Barron’s flags a new research note from Moffett-Nathanson‘s Craig Moffett, who says that AT&T is vowing to be much more aggressive in building out fiber if its merger with DirecTV is approved. In fact, if AT&T follows through on its plans, it would make the company “by far the largest fiber builder over the next five years or so.” More →

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Google Play Music Deleting Music Downloads

If Google’s Trying to Lose the Fight Against Apple Music, It’s Off to a Great Start

By on July 8, 2015 at 4:17 PM.

If Google’s Trying to Lose the Fight Against Apple Music, It’s Off to a Great Start

Now that Apple has finally thrown its hat into the ring, the music streaming wars can officially begin. The only contenders that anyone seems to be talking about lately are Spotify and Apple Music, but there are several other options to choose from, including Google’s own Google Play Music.

And Google Play Music is a solid choice! But with the spotlight shining in its direction, Google managed to make an epic blunder that could make curious consumers reconsider their streaming service decisions.
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