Comcast’s Dream of a Time Warner Merger is Over, Media Reports Say

The deal to bring together the nation’s two largest cable and internet providers has reportedly failed. Comcast’s bid to merge with Time Warner Cable met with skepticism from consumer advocacy groups, the public and ultimately federal regulators. Bloomberg is reporting that Comcast will make its final decision today and make an announcement tomorrow. The lack of confidence in the merger by the Federal Communications Commission … Continue reading Comcast’s Dream of a Time Warner Merger is Over, Media Reports Say

Game of Cable: Comcast/Time Warner Deal in Doubt, May Result in Industry Freak-Out

Lawyers in the Department of Justice’s antitrust division will reportedly recommend the agency block Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable and could make their determination public next week. Concerns that the cable and high speed internet juggernaut would, ultimately, have a negative impact on consumers is what’s driving the report — specifically,the control the combined companies will have over broadband internet, exclusive cable deals it could enter … Continue reading Game of Cable: Comcast/Time Warner Deal in Doubt, May Result in Industry Freak-Out

Bing Share Really is Growing, Google Use Dipped According to comScore

Remember that statement from Google the other day in response to the European Union’s antitrust charges? That the search engine industry is vibrant and full of competition? If you muttered, “Yeah right,” under your breath, you weren’t be the only one. However, according to information made public yesterday, Bing actually is growing. comScore pegged Bing share of search at 20.1 percent as of March 15, up … Continue reading Bing Share Really is Growing, Google Use Dipped According to comScore

The Big G Strikes Back

When the European Union made its statement of objections against Google known, it alleged that the search engine systematically favored its own “comparison shopping product in its general search results pages.” This was the basis of its antitrust argument because Google, according to the EU, was stifling competition and harming consumers. However, Google senior VP Amit Singhal posted on the company’s official blog today that, … Continue reading The Big G Strikes Back

EU Preparing to Begin Anti-Trust Proceedings Against Google Tomorrow; Android Also a Target

April 15 a particularly lousy day if you’re American, but for Google it’s going to suck especially hard. The European Union is expected to begin an anti-trust investigation against the company. At stake may be a fine as large as $6.4 billion, or a tenth of the company’s annual revenue. But when it rains, it pours and in this case the EU is also expected … Continue reading EU Preparing to Begin Anti-Trust Proceedings Against Google Tomorrow; Android Also a Target

Despite Attempt at a Worldwide Premiere, New Game of Thrones Episodes Leak Online

Entertainment and BitTorrent websites are reporting the first four episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones are available, unofficially, online. The series, with its fifth season set to begin officially later today, is one of the most heavily pirated shows around the world. HBO confirmed the leak, stating, “Sadly, it seems the leaked four episodes of the upcoming season of Game of Thrones originated from within … Continue reading Despite Attempt at a Worldwide Premiere, New Game of Thrones Episodes Leak Online

Flash Sites Proving Tricky to Archive

Remember Flash? Of course you remember Flash. If you wanted to watch video on the internet, it was the irritation you had to put up, like trailers for a M. Night Shyamalan movie before a movie you actually want to see. Now that we’re living in a post-Flash world, sites using the plug-in account for 11 percent, down from a high of 28 percent. Which … Continue reading Flash Sites Proving Tricky to Archive

Migrating an iPhoto Library to an iCloud Photo Library: A Story of Frustration

When Apple is at its best, it works seamlessly. You don’t have to think about It. It just, to beat a cliche a little deeper into the ground, works. But when it doesn’t work, it’s a smelly bag of frustration — especially if it’s a new update that just shipped. Earlier this morning, I received a notification from the MacRumors.com’s Twitter feed that Yosemite 10.10.3 … Continue reading Migrating an iPhoto Library to an iCloud Photo Library: A Story of Frustration

You’ve Been Served…With Divorce Papers…Through Facebook!

In case you needed one more reason to unlike Facebook, here’s something scarier than marketers and the NSA tracking you. The site can now be used to serve divorce papers. At least, it was OK’d by New York City judge Matthew Cooper, a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice, when Ellanora Baidoo wanted to cut the knot with Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku. Both were married in 2009, but Baidoo … Continue reading You’ve Been Served…With Divorce Papers…Through Facebook!

If You’re a Business Owner and You Don’t Own Your Domain…You Really Should

If you’re a small business owner and you’ve been thrust into the national spotlight, there’s things you need think about. Take, for example, the case of Memories Pizza located in Indiana. Owned by the O’Connor family, they said  if a gay couple wanted them to cater their wedding, they’d have to refuse when asked about their position on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. If you find yourself … Continue reading If You’re a Business Owner and You Don’t Own Your Domain…You Really Should