Verizon Puts an End to Supercookies — Which isn’t as Sad or Delicious as You Think

Nope, supercookies are not the latest mall food court franchise to be invading a shopping space near you (how awesome would that be?), nor are they Cookie Monster’s nemeses from a planet of baked goods (though, again, awesome if it were true). Supercookies are of the digital type that’s gained notoriety in the last decade and a half. You know, those little digital crumbs that … Continue reading Verizon Puts an End to Supercookies — Which isn’t as Sad or Delicious as You Think

Amazon to Offer More than Goods with Amazon Local Services, Launches on Monday

If you buy a brand new LCD TV from Amazon, the company might also be able to find someone to mount that on your wall, or a carpenter to help build some shelves for that AV gear or an interpretive dance instructor, just because. That’s what the company hopes will happen with Amazon Local Services, which will compete against Craigslist, Angieslist and other online classified … Continue reading Amazon to Offer More than Goods with Amazon Local Services, Launches on Monday

Google Fiber Expands to Salt Lake City, Rest of Country Still Jealous

Google Fiber, which offers 1Gbps up and down for less than dinner at a good restaurant for two, announced Salt Lake City, Utah as one of the areas it will service. Currently, Google Fiber is available in Provo, also in Utah, as well as Austin, Texas and Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri. Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee are also slated for Google Fiber. … Continue reading Google Fiber Expands to Salt Lake City, Rest of Country Still Jealous

AT&T, Verizon and Texas ISP Fire First Legal Shots Against Net Neutrality

To no one’s surprise, the FCC’s net neutrality rules are coming under legal fire by the telecom industry. A pair of lawsuits, filed by USTelecom — a broadband “association” led by Verizon and AT&T (again, like the Radiohead song, no surprises) — and Texas-based Alamo Broadband, are contesting the agency’s rules which have not yet been implemented, but USTelecom and Alamo Broadband filed their petitions, just … Continue reading AT&T, Verizon and Texas ISP Fire First Legal Shots Against Net Neutrality

Rumor: Apple TV Will be Updated in the Summer

With a headlining announcement about HBO Now’s streaming service and speculation about cable and TV networks making themselves available on Apple TV, reports are surfacing that the platform will see a hardware refresh in a few months during the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference. The device, which saw a price cut from $99 to $69 (usually an indicator that something new is on the immediate horizon), … Continue reading Rumor: Apple TV Will be Updated in the Summer

Comcast Testing Gigabit Connections with Employees, Rollout Expected in 2016

The nation’s largest cable provider and ISP, Comcast, announced its employees are testing gigabit internet connections. The company expects availability of gigabit service in 2016, as well as a wider rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) across its infrastructure, which is required to support the speeds. However, the speeds will only be found in select areas. It won’t be cheap, either — … Continue reading Comcast Testing Gigabit Connections with Employees, Rollout Expected in 2016

WSJ Says Apple Will Offer 25 Channels; The Loop Says, ‘(Probably) Nope’

Hot on the heels of news about HBONow, The Wall Street Journal is reporting other content providers are jumping on board. The Journal reports that Apple will be offering a bundle of about 25 channels, including major networks “such as ABC, CBS and Fox”. The service will be available through the company’s iOS devices, including Apple TV. NBC, USA and Bravo, owned by NBCUniversal, are … Continue reading WSJ Says Apple Will Offer 25 Channels; The Loop Says, ‘(Probably) Nope’