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Post Tech: November 21, 2010 - November 27, 2010

Comcast, NBC argue against sharing with Internet TV

Comcast and NBC Universal executives met with senior officials at the Federal Communications Commission this week, urging the agency against conditions to their proposed merger that would require the new company to provide shows and movies to Internet video distributors.

By Cecilia Kang  | November 24, 2010; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Comcast, FCC, Online Video  
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FCC delays December meeting, perhaps signaling net neutrality vote

The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it has postponed its December meeting by about one week to Dec. 21, sparking a flurry of speculation that the agency did so to prepare for a vote on net neutrality. “An extra...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 23, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality  
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Wyden pledges to delay Internet anti-piracy bill

A legal debate over how to stop online piracy appears far from over. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) promises to stop a controversial Internet anti-counterfeiting and piracy bill from moving forward during the lame-duck Congress.

By Cecilia Kang  | November 23, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  copyright  
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FCC considers texting, cell phone photos to 9-1-1

Cellphone users may be able to text 9-1-1 emergency services as the Federal Communications Commission explores ways to update public safety communications. In a speech Tuesday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined reforms that would include the ability to text 9-1-1...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 23, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  FCC  
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FilmOn streaming TV site temporarily shut down by court

FilmOn CEO Alki David said Tuesday he is in negotiations with television network affiliates to bring live streaming television back to its platform after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against the Web site.

By Cecilia Kang  | November 23, 2010; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Apple, FCC, Google, Net Neutrality, Online Video  
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Sen. Franken urges Justice to investigate Comcast antitrust violation

With its merger still under federal review, Comcast last week announced its new executive lineup for NBC Universal. And that, according to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), might have violated antitrust laws. Franken on Monday urged Justice's head of antitrust, Christine...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 22, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Antitrust, Comcast, DOJ, FCC, Online Video  
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Viacom to Google TV: no MTV for you

Viacom said Monday that it has blocked full-length episodes of shows it runs on the Internet to users of Google TV, becoming the fifth television programmer to withhold content on the search engine's new Internet television platform. Viacom, which owns...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 22, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  FCC, International, Online Video  
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Q&A with OpenDNS: We're being blocked, FCC should act on net neutrality

As the Federal Communications Commission grapples with the timing of a net neutrality vote and Republican lawmakers demand the agency drop it, companies like OpenDNS fear the issue is getting mired in politics. And that could crush startups like them,...

By Cecilia Kang  | November 22, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality, Verizon  
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