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Meredith Baker Exits Comcast for Wireless Lobby

Wants CTIA to be the 'go to' organization on communication issues

Meredith Attwell Baker, the former Federal Communications commissioner who caused a stir when she left the agency to lobby for Comcast months after the agency approved the NBCUniversal deal, is…

Supreme Court Weighs Whether Aereo Is Simply Circumventing Copyright Law

Cloud computing also a concern

Aereo could be in trouble. For more than an hour today, the Supreme Court weighed arguments that could change the future of TV. If Aereo wins, it could threaten the…

Lawmakers Pressure Advertising Community to Stop Ad-Supported Rogue Sites

Industry needs to go beyond best practices

Some lawmakers are growing impatient with the advertising community, which they believe hasn't done enough to stop ads from appearing on sites that steal copyrighted material. Firing off a letter Tuesday…

No Surprise: Netflix Comes Out Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

Hastings says combined company would be a threat to the Internet

Netflix told shareholders Monday that the company opposes the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable because it would give the combined company too much power over broadband Internet access. The…

Aereo vs. Broadcast TV: The Case That Could Change Everything

Who's likely to win and what’s at stake

On April 22, attorneys for Aereo and the broadcast TV networks will face off before the Supreme Court in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo. The closely watched case could…

FCC Moves Ahead on Plans to Hold Wireless Spectrum Auction

AT&T balks at reserving space for smaller carriers

Good news for consumers frustrated with dropped calls and slow downloads: The Federal Communications Commission is about to take a major step toward potentially freeing up more spectrum for wireless…

Why Food and Beverage Advertisers Should Be Worried About Pom v. Coca-Cola

Supreme Court to decide if juice label was misleading

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday on a case that could significantly change the legal landscape for what name food makers give their products and how they market…

Aereo's Last Minute Moves Before the Legal Fight of Its Life

Launches consumer website explaining Supreme Court defense

Aereo is trying some last-minute moves to rally consumers behind its streaming TV technology just days before it defends its system before the Supreme Court next week. The pay-TV upstart today…

Lawmakers Call for Examination of Hate Speech in Media

Bill introduced in wake of Kansas City shooting

Reacting to Sunday's hate crime at two Jewish centers in Kansas City, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced today a bill to update the government's 20-year-old…

Top 10 Reasons Not to Buy Google Glass

Consumer Watchdog raises privacy, safety and vanity concerns

Google Glass goes on sale for one day today, stoking fears among privacy hawks that the wearable tech is a menace to consumer privacy. The one-day limited sale is part of…

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