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  • FCC increases funding to boost Internet speeds at schools, libraries

    FCC increases funding to boost Internet speeds at schools, libraries
    In a partisan vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved a major increase in funding — $1.5 billion — to help give schools and libraries high-speed Internet access. Democrats and Republicans agreed on the need to expand broadband...
  • Consumer groups ask PUC to deny Comcast, Time Warner merger

    A coalition of California consumer groups fighting a huge nationwide cable TV merger is asking state telecommunications regulators to oppose it. The groups filed legal opposition briefs with the Public Utilities Commission late Wednesday urging the...
  • BitTorrent brings file-sharing protocol to Web browsing

    BitTorrent brings file-sharing protocol to Web browsing
    Could BitTorrent turn out to be an Internet service provider's best friend? Half a dozen years ago, the popular file-sharing protocol was nothing but a headache for ISPs as broadband users filled their connections with torrent files (most often,...
  • TV Golden Globes exalt cable, online comedy over broadcast sitcom

    Newly minted comedy on cable television and online streaming platforms beat the broadcast stalwarts to win favor with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its Golden Globe nominations on Thursday. Premium cable network HBO's raunchy female...
  • FCC, give cable and satellite TV viewers wider access to set-top boxes

    Electronics stores are a TV lover's paradise, filled with a rich bounty of high-definition sets, Blu-ray disc players and Internet video adapters. What they don't offer, however, are many good replacements for the set-top boxes that consumers have to rent...
  • 'Confirmation bias' has long history of helping whites demonize blacks

    Does “confirmation bias” influence the way whites think about police shootings of young men of color? This bias is the tendency to interpret or remember information in a way that confirms what we already believe, and helps us to ignore new...
  • Instagram says it has 300 million users, will begin verifying accounts

    Instagram says it has 300 million users, will begin verifying accounts
    Instagram now has more than 300 million users worldwide, making it bigger than Twitter. The popular photo-sharing app announced its latest user figures in a blog post from Chief Executive Kevin Systrom on Wednesday, saying users share more than 70...
  • Citing CIA torture report, China accuses US of human rights hypocrisy

    BEIJING China's Communist Party, a regime with a long-documented history of using torture, seized upon the U.S. Senate report Wednesday to accuse the United States of hypocrisy for presenting itself as a bastion of human rights. A correspondent for China...
  • WGN America makes strides on long road ahead

    WGN America makes strides on long road ahead
    Converting WGN America from a sleepy superstation stocked with Chicago Cubs games, Chicago newscasts and reruns of "The Andy Griffith Show" to a full-fledged national cable network with original programming has been a high priority for Tribune Media since...
  • Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails

    Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails
    I was the first Los Angeles Times reporter to interview Sam Zell after he bought the newspaper's parent company, Tribune, in 2007. During our interview at the executive jet terminal at LAX, he was blunt, crude and profane. He started the meeting with an...
  • No torture report violence; Europe bemoans delay in detailing CIA program

    BERLIN President Barack Obama's administration sought Tuesday to reassure its allies around the globe that the United States no longer engages in the brutal interrogation tactics outlined in a scathing Senate committee report. President Barack Obama,...