| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Should the Internet be considered a public utility?
How you answer that question will define what role you think federal regulators should play in ensuring that all content, from Netflix programs to Rush Limbaugh podcasts, receives equal treatment by...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Netflix's profit jumped dramatically in the fourth quarter as it added more than 4 million subscribers around the globe, bringing its total to more than 44 million members.
The streaming giant posted profit of $48 million, or 79 cents per share, an...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:31 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Anchorman 2" fared on day one.
The Skinny: Caught the first episode of HBO's "True Detective." Might as well hand Matthew McConaughey the Emmy now and save everyone else some time and money. I'm saving the other...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:08 AM
I got the gist of the "Duck Dynasty" thing after my first and only viewing: bunch of rural jackasses who somehow struck it rich get brought into our living rooms to be laughed at by the rest of us aristocrats.
Well, all right. When the archetype...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:56 PM
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday approved Tribune Co.'s purchase of 16 television stations owned by Local TV Holdings.
Tribune's collection of TV stations will nearly double in size with the $2.7-billion acquisition of the new stations,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Earlier this month, Roberts Broadcasting sold three TV stations to ION Media for $7.75 million.
The deal is tiny compared with the recent acquisitions of Belo Broadcasting by Gannett Co. and Local TV Holdings by Tribune Co., both of which were for...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Talent agency William Morris Endeavor has tapped former Microsoft executive Peter Klein as its new chief financial officer.
Klein, who served as Microsoft's chief financial officer from 2009 to June of this year, will also have financial oversight of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:49 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at bottom for details.
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk.
But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:00 PM
AT&T has come up with a new way to make money off Netflix, Google and other companies that stream content onto mobile devices: Have them pay for subscribers' wireless access.
Think of it as a toll-free 800 number for streaming audio and video.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday struck down important segments of the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order, which had kept service providers from blocking or slowing down users' Internet connections to certain...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:24 PM
A federal appeals court has tossed the Federal Communications Commission's open access rules, which require Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally.
Without the so-called net neutrality rules, Internet providers will be able to charge...