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REPORT: INTEL PLANNING TO UNVEIL “VIRTUAL CABLE” BOX

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Intel is the latest company planning to get a jump on Apple’s long-rumored Apple TV set by launching a settop box in 2013 that will combine a number of broadcast and cable channels as well as streaming video-on-demand services at a price well below what a typical cable operator charges. According to TechCrunch.com, Intel’s “virtual […]

FANSITE URGES: TAKE MY MONEY, HBO!

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You can borrow a friend or relative’s password to watch HBO’s streaming service, HBOGO, without signing up for the service, but if you’re not a cable-TV subscriber and you want to pay for it separately, you’re out of luck. Jake Caputo, a fan of HBO shows — in particular Game of Thrones and True Blood, […]

WRITER EXPOSES APPARENT CONFLICT OF INTEREST AT AOL COMPANIES

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A writer for TechCrunch.com, which was acquired last year by AOL, was asked by a representative for Moviefone, also owned by AOL, to “tone down” an article she wrote about Summit Entertainment’s The Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. (The rep wrote that Summit Entertainment felt the article “was a little snarky.”) Instead of complying, the […]