| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before unloading the leftover candy.
The Skinny: After having to get up at 5 a.m. for earnings calls the last two days (thank you, Comcast and Time Warner Cable), I got to sleep until 5:35 a.m. this morning. Boy do I feel rested! Hope...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before waiting for the Great Pumpkin.
The Skinny: My Miley Cyrus costume didn't arrive in time so I guess I'll just have to stay home this Halloween and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" unless one of my loyal readers...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Rising above the Sturm und Drang, the entertainment stories that managed to captivate Twitter and move the cultural thermometer during this past week's news cycle seemed to cohere around a thematic grouping.
Call it a kind of autumnal stirring. Last...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's biggest pay-TV distributors with millions of subscribers in New York and Los Angeles, has agreed to carry the news channel Al Jazeera America.
The agreement, unveiled Thursday, means that the channel, owned by...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Is the iPhone 5c a rare miss for Apple?
Little over a month after its release, analysts are questioning how well Apple's new plastic-encased smartphone is faring with consumers.
That scrutiny is being driven by a number of warning signs that have...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
T-Mobile announced its customers now get unlimited data and texting when they travel abroad.
The Seattle carrier will also let users make calls while abroad for $0.20 per minute. And all of this is bundled into the company's base Simple Choice plan,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Neither Netflix nor Amazon were on stage, but the growing clout of these online video distributors was nonetheless felt at a San Francisco conference focused on the future of TV.
As the rival services bid against one another for exclusive rights to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:31 PM
One of the most dubious practices of the business world is making people pay to pay — charging customers money so they can give the company money.
Want to pay by credit card? That'll cost you. Want to pay by phone? That'll cost you. Want to pay...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Just in time for the unveiling of the next Apple iPhones, Wal-Mart has announced a new smartphone trade-in program.
The retail giant said customers can trade in their devices at any of thousands of Wal-Mart or Sam's Club stores to receive credit that...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:43 PM
A lot of people are sick of the money-grubbing spat between Time Warner Cable and CBS, which has resulted in CBS, Showtime and other channels being unavailable to the cable company's subscribers since Aug. 2.
For Alan Ehrlich, this was the last straw....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was asked about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court during his confirmation hearings, he replied: "It's not what we usually think of when we think of a court." And he was absolutely right.
As Roberts noted,...