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AT&T has become the latest company to sign a deal with Netflix to ensure that the company's streaming videos get to consumers without lagging or delay.
Netflix said Tuesday that the two companies had reached an agreement on interconnection in May.Read full article >>
Here at Wonkblog, we've talked a bit about how the franchise model makes it difficult for workers to organize, keeping wages low by giving franchisees such low margins that increasing them is nearly impossible. A few weeks ago, we previewed the National Labor Relations Board proceedings that might define franchisors as "joint employers" liable for violations of labor law, preventing big companies like McDonalds from hiding behind the "small businesses" they say actually call the shots.Read full article >>
The changes sweeping through the media business have not left C-SPAN untouched.
The service, probably best known for its coverage of Capitol Hill, has begun requiring viewers of some of its heretofore freely available online content to log into C-SPAN.org using the credentials given to them by their cable or satellite provider. "Once this policy is in place," the network says, "the live feeds of our three television channels," as in, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, and C-SPAN3, "will be reserved for cable or satellite TV customers."Read full article >>
With the fight over net neutrality still simmering, the Federal Communications Commission has opened up another front in the battle over the Internet's future. The agency wants to explore the possibility of helping cities build their own connections to the Internet and bypassing the commercial broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast that have generally served as America's onramps to the Web. On Monday, the FCC opened up new proceedings for a pair of petitions asking for the government's help, and as with the net neutrality docket, members of the public can now weigh in on the issue for themselves. Should the FCC try to preempt state laws that block cities from building out publicly owned Internet infrastructure?Read full article >>
Any way you slice it, video, computer and mobile games are becoming more social. We saw it first with mobile hits such as "Words With Friends," where you trade turns back-and-forth with friends playing the Scrabble-like game. And now in the console world, there's "Destiny," created by the same studio that spawned the multi-billion dollar video game series "Halo."Read full article >>
Over the weekend, a federal judge struck down the District's ban on carrying handguns in public, the last such law in the country to fall as gun-rights advocates have been accumulating victories. Shortly afterward, Alan Gura, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the case, told The Post this:Read full article >>