Sunday, April 26, 2015

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OK, let's all take a deep breath about our hometown cable powerhouse. You can make merry or mourn over Comcast's decision - pushed by federal regulators - to drop its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. Then you can join me in focusing on more pressing business at hand now in Philly: the expected renewal of Comcast's citywide franchises - the first in 15 years. City officials have scheduled six public meetings for this week as they start negotiating. It's your chance to speak up.
The city will hold six public forums seeking feedback about Comcast and the proposed cable-TV franchise renewal. TUESDAY: Noon to 2 p.m. at PCI Library, 1905 Locust St.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players.
The Street: For Chipotle, its early release of an Apple Watch app marks a change of pace in terms of how quickly it has embraced new technology. Embracing tech innovation should make its notoriously long lines during lunch and dinner move more quickly and prevent customers from leaving before ordering.
The Street: CBS may soon announce a start date for its Showtime streaming-only service, following similar offerings from Time Warner's HBO NOW and satellite-TV operator Dish Network's Sling TV as well as Netflix's aggressive expansion into producing and acquiring original content.
Lots of fun,user-luring tech should help make the learning easy at the soon popping Philadelphia Science Festival.
NEW YORK (AP) - Breaking up the cable-TV bundle won't be easy.
US-USA-GOOGLE-WIRELESS:Google rolls out new U.S. wireless service
NEW YORK (AP) - In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16."
NEW YORK (AP) - Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a story April 23 about Amazon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that its quarterly revenues came in below analysts' estimates. They came in above analysts' estimates.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players.
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though Comcast's $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on.