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Comcast Changes Customer’s Name to Something That Starts With an ‘A’… and it isn’t ‘Ashley’

Comcast Changes Customer’s Name to Something That Starts With an ‘A’… and it isn’t ‘Ashley’

Comcast: the gift that keeps on giving to tech bloggers and stockholders, but unfortunately, not its customers. The latest entry in the Comcast Blunder File comes from The Consumerist, and it is exceptionally bad.A … [Read more...]

Google Fiber Coming to Four New Metro Areas

Google Fiber Coming to Four New Metro Areas

Yesterday, Google officially confirmed that it was bringing its high-speed, low-cost fiber-optic network to four more US metros in the coming months, which will span 18 new cities total: Charlotte, Nashville, … [Read more...]

Is Google Fiber Coming to North Carolina Soon?

Is Google Fiber Coming to North Carolina Soon?

Google Fiber is one of the most sought-after hook-ups in the country. The search giant’s fiber optic program offers great Internet speed at not terribly high prices, providing a solid alternative to the frequently evil … [Read more...]

USA Hacked North Korea Four Years Ago

USA Hacked North Korea Four Years Ago

 So how did the United States know that North Korea was responsible for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment last year? Well, it seems that’s because the United States had actually hacked North Korea first, back … [Read more...]

NY Governor Cuomo Announces Broadband Initiative All New Yorkers Should Be Proud Of

NY Governor Cuomo Announces Broadband Initiative All New Yorkers Should Be Proud Of

I love calling myself a native New Yorker, but today, I'm even more proud to have that distinction. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $1 billion plan to improve access to high-speed Internet across New York … [Read more...]

Outbrain Releases Amplify API for Smarter Content Marketing

Outbrain Releases Amplify API for Smarter Content Marketing

One of the rising trends in blogs and websites has been the idea of content marketing – you know, when articles or posts appear that say “sponsored content.” It’s a new version of “advertorial,” when articles are served … [Read more...]

Ad Review Board Claims AT&T is Falsely Advertising U-Verse as “Fastest Internet for the Price”

Ad Review Board Claims AT&T is Falsely Advertising U-Verse as “Fastest Internet for the Price”

It's probably hard to believe that a telecom company would use misleading advertising (eyeroll), but that's exactly what an advertising review board is saying AT&T has done with its U-Verse Internet service.The … [Read more...]

President Obama Outlines Plan to Preserve Net Neutrality

President Obama Outlines Plan to Preserve Net Neutrality

With two years left in his final term as the chief executive, US President Barack Obama today announced his plan “for a free and open Internet,” the latest ray of hope for proponents of net neutrality. The plan is a good … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable Meets An Early End

A Year Without Cable Meets An Early End

The box to the right is the white flag I’m waving to Big Red, also known as Verizon. The experiment is over. Twenty-one weeks after canceling the TV portion of my Verizon FiOS package and trying to survive on Netflix, … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 20: Is Cord-Cutting Real?

A Year Without Cable, Week 20: Is Cord-Cutting Real?

I know it seems silly to ask. But USA Today took a look at the term "cord cutter" a few days ago and noted that it doesn't show up in the Oxford English Dictionary, nor on OED.com.On top of that, a recent eMarketer … [Read more...]