After the coffee. Before creating my own $20-billion app.
The Skinny: My cat likes Popsicles. Just thought I'd share that with you all today. I'm still plowing through
Daily Dose: WWE fans who are Dish Network subscribers may have to think about switching pay-TV distributors. The WWE says Dish is not planning to offer WWE pay-per-view events anymore. The move, WWE, said, is in retaliation for WWE's plans to launch a digital channel that would be delivered to consumers via the Internet and will have much of the same product.
So what was all that for? Remember that big fight last summer between
Big win. The broadcasters finally scored a legal victory against Aereo, the start-up service that streams local TV signals to consumers via the Internet. A federal court in Utah sided with broadcasters and granted their request for a preliminary injunction, forcing Aereo to stop offering its service in Utah and Colorado. Broadcasters charge that Aereo, which charges consumers $8 to $12 a month for its service, which includes a cloud-based digital video recorder, violates copyright law. The win comes about two months before the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments from both sides. Coverage of the Utah ruling from the Los Angeles Times and Reuters.
Taking another shot. The Federal Communications Commission will try again to craft rules to regulate the Internet after its previous effort was tossed by a federal court. The so-called net neutrality rules are aimed at making it difficult for Internet service providers to discriminate against online programmers or charge more for faster pipes. It's complicated stuff for sure. More from the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Variety and Associated Press.
What did that say? Ever been at the treadmill on the gym staring at the closed captions on CNN and having no idea what's being said? Imagine if you can't hear at all and you count on closed captioning to inform you of what's going on in the world. Well, the FCC feels your pain and this morning is unveiling new rules it hopes will improve the quality of closed captioning, which was created to help the
Inside the Los Angeles Times: California lawmakers have introduced a new bill to expand the state's film tax credit program aimed at slowing runaway productions.
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