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July 31, 2014
Lawmakers may be getting ready to leave Washington until September, but that doesn’t mean the lobbying and the fight between TiVo and the cable industry over the so-called integration ban on cable set-top boxes has died down.
July 21, 2014
The House will take up a satellite television bill this week and a subcommittee holds a hearing on three tech bills. Elsewhere in Washington, events on Internet governance, open data and broadband regulation are coming up.
July 16, 2014
Those are a few of the ways articles have described Ryan Block’s recording of a call with a Comcast representative in an effort to cancel his service, which has gotten a lot of attention and resulted in the company issuing a statement.
July 14, 2014
This week, activity on the Hill includes hearings on botnets and the future of the video marketplace as well as House consideration of a permanent ban on taxing Internet access. Elsewhere in Washington, events on the IP transition, data analytics and Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference are on tap.
July 11, 2014
Thursday saw lots of action on tech-related legislation, with three committees advancing bills on separate topics. Here’s a rundown:
July 10, 2014
Before the Supreme Court issued its decision last month on the Aereo case, there had been concerns from some groups about potential impacts on “cloud” computing. And during oral arguments, justices also expressed concerns that a ruling against the company could hinder the development of new technology.
June 26, 2014
When the Supreme Court ruled that streaming-TV company Aereo violated the copyrights of major broadcasters, were the justices right in how they handled what this means for “other technological innovators”? Among the flurry of reactions and writings about the decision, at least a couple of them touch upon the question.
June 23, 2014
Among the arguments expected to be made on the Hill tomorrow about why the proposed AT&T and DirecTV merger would either harm or help consumers, the head of the satellite television company will lay out why he thinks DirecTV’s current arrangements with companies such as AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink have been “largely unsuccessful in creating a competitively attractive video and broadband bundle.”
While the number of consumer electronics that people use in homes rose from 2.9 billion in 2010 to 3.8 billion in 2013, electricity consumption by such electronics in homes decreased by 12 percent compared to 2010, says a report commissioned by the industry’s trade group.
June 16, 2014
Lawmakers are expected to take up at least a couple science and tech-related bills and hold a hearing on net neutrality. Off the Hill, events on mobile-device theft prevention, cybersecurity and digital readiness are on tap.