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EA in talks with Apple, Amazon, and Disney as it seeks a buyer

May 23rd, 2022

Apple buying gaming studio EA might seem like a strange proposition, but it wouldn’t be the craziest deal we’ve seen in recent months. Microsoft bought Activision Blizzard for $69 billion. Then, Sony got Bungie for $3.6 billion. Microsoft and Sony are active players in the console gaming business, so the acquisitions are logical developments. Apple …


Comcast data caps have been delayed again, possibly forever this time

December 19th, 2021

There are many reasons that cable and internet providers often rank poorly in customer satisfaction polls. Beyond the unexpected outages and occasional bouts of slow speeds, companies like Comcast also stack inexplicable additional charges on customers’ bills. Among the worst of these charges are the dreaded data caps, or “data usage plans,” as Comcast calls …

Comcast raising prices

This Comcast news makes me so glad I ditched cable TV for good

January 2nd, 2021

Customers of cable TV and internet service providers are, unfortunately, going to see 2021 greet them with companies like Comcast raising prices. Comcast raising prices this month also comes at the same time that it’s bringing back data caps for all customers — though it won’t start levying fees in response to customers going over …

Coronavirus impact

US wireless carriers promise not to cancel your service through June 30th

April 29th, 2020

Wireless service and internet connectivity are perhaps more important now than they’ve ever been for the millions of Americans stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T have extended their commitment to the FCC’s Keep Americans Connected pledge that was originally set to expire in May. The pledge says …

Peacock Streaming

You’ll be able to stream Peacock shows for free as soon as April

January 17th, 2020

If you thought Apple TV+ and Disney+, the streaming services that launched in November, were affordable, then you’ll probably like some of the Peacock subscription options that Comcast has prepared for you. The new streaming services will be available on July 15th in three subscription tiers, including a free, ad-supported one. Moreover, there’s a way …