| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After the coffee. Before working "Sharknado" into all my stories.
The Skinny: I know a lot of you have always wondered, but no, J.K. Rowling is not the secret author of the Morning Fix. Just wanted to make that clear. Monday's headlines include the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:52 PM
The longer CBS and Time Warner Cable continue to fight over retransmission fees, the more calls there will be for government to intervene on behalf of Time Warner customers who've been cruelly denied their right to watch "Under the Dome" and "Ray Donovan....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Suppose, for the purpose of argument, that by the time you read this Time Warner Cable and CBS have settled their schoolyard dispute over transmission fees, and your CBS and Showtime shows are available again on your Time Warner cable box.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:40 AM
London Mayor Boris Johnson is the latest politician to back a group that’s pressuring tech companies to design smartphones that become useless if they fall into the wrong hands.
Prosecutors from San Francisco and New York state will now be...
| Aug 15, 2013
After nearly a decade of inaction, the Federal Communications Commission is finally stepping in to regulate how much telephone companies may charge for interstate calls made by prison and jail inmates and immigration detainees. That's a welcome move...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Customers have been calling on Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. to resolve their ongoing carriage dispute that has resulted in channels going dark in several markets including Los Angeles and New York.
Now politicians are demanding an end to the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my Comic-Con costume ready.
The Skinny: Some folks are griping about the humidity here this week but having recently spent some time back East let me tell you we still have it pretty good. Thursday's headlines include...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Back in January 2011, I predicted that the Federal Communications Commission's approval of the Comcast-NBC merger would be a disaster for the consumer.
Allowing the merger of a major cable operator with a major network would undermine the public...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:15 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if CBS or Time Warner Cable blinks first.
The Skinny: I'm literally writing the Skinny with my cat Skinny sprawled on my desk. It is kind of a distraction. Today's roundup includes stories on the weekend box office...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:42 PM
The Tennis Channel wants back on the court.
The cable network has petitioned the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in an effort to reverse a May ruling by three of the judges there regarding a dispute with Comcast Corp.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102....