| May 19, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Less than three years after the Justice Department put the kibosh on AT&T's proposed $39-billion purchase of T-Mobile, the erstwhile Ma Bell is teeing up a larger deal: a $49-billion acquisition of satellite broadcaster DirecTV. The new merger raises some...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Steel Wool Games comes from the Hollywood CGI industry, which is used to having the necessary horsepower to bring 3D computer animation to life. As mobile game technology has evolved, these creatives have been able to bring worlds alive...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Even before he released the first summary, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has been trying to set the record straight about his Net neutrality proposal. But when the actual language is released this week, critics may still reject...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Responding to a sharp public backlash, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler revised his proposed Internet traffic rules as he tries to secure support for the agency to start formally considering them this week.
The new net neutrality...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:40 AM
It's tempting to think of the network neutrality battle as one fought in Washington along party lines -- after all, that's true of almost everything in the capital.
But recent research by the campaign finance analysts at MapLight show that the reality...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Fans of net neutrality--the idea that Internet service providers shouldn't be able to block, slow, or favor some content providers over others--should show FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler a little love.
Obviously, that's not because Wheeler's open-Internet...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Ambani name -- the family behind DreamWorks' investor Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group -- counts for plenty in India.
Anil's father, Dhirubhai, was a rags-to-riches trader who helped introduce a raft of modern industries to India, and made a...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Cable industry vet Michael Willner will serve as president and CEO of "SpinCo," the new cable company with 2.5 million subscribers that Comcast will spin off after its acquisition of Time Warner Cable under Comcast's deal with Charter.
Willner was a co-...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Among the stories generating lots of interest recently is Disney World’s billion-dollar FastPass+ program and its new reservation program that uses tech-enabled wristbands called MagicBand.
Hard to imagine a billion-dollar system here, but that is...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
One of the marvels of the Internet to date is that it's largely been a level playing field where there is equal access to all (at least those not blocked by oppressive governments), an arrangement that has not only encouraged innovation and investment but...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Federal regulators are looking into disputes between Netflix Inc. and broadband service providers such as Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. to determine if consumers are being harmed by complex, behind-the-scenes deals that govern Internet...