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It could be one of the biggest court cases in the television industry in years, or a narrowly decided case affecting only the survival of a small New York-based streaming company.
The Street: Steve Jobs would have taken a baseball bat to the Samsung television set that was sitting, front and center, at the Santa Monica Apple Store Monday morning.
The Street: Netflix continued to criticize Comcast's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, calling the merger anti-competitive in a letter appended to the company's better-than-expected first quarter earnings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."
The Street: Television's dominant players may succeed in convincing the Supreme Court that Aereo violates copyright law, but the technology that powers the plucky, brazen start-up is sure to live on just as video recording devices survived a similar assault some 30 years ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu.
The Street: Nike's decision to scrap its Fuelband wearable device came as a shock to all tech enthusiasts, including yours truly.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of innovation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows.
MOSCOW (AP) - The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.