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Google Wants to Control Your Home

In my article here last week, I discussed how Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) unveiled a range of updates and new innovations at its recent Google I/O conference. Among them was Google Home – a dedicated in-home device similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Echo, combined with a huge expansion to Google Now, which has been renamed Google...

Cable Monopoly of Set-Top Boxes Poised to End?

Of all the “smart” things we have these days – cellphones, homes, the Smart Grid, utility meters – there’s one big area that hasn’t fully joined the party. Our televisions. Sure… we have “smart TVs” – but the technology around them is still pretty dumb. You know the problem: You’ve got one remote for the...

Who’ll Win America’s Streaming TV Battle?

If you’re a Star Trek fan, CBS just made your day. It announced that it’s bringing back a Star Trek television series. But there’s a catch… In a sign of the changing times in the TV industry, the only way to see the new series will be to subscribe to CBS All Access – the...

Will Comcast’s Failed Deal Benefit Consumers?

On Friday, I told you how new competition is posing a grave threat to America’s top cable companies. Comcast (CMCSA) and Verizon (VZ) – with their outrageous “bundle” packages – are under attack from the forces of innovation and change within the cable industry. Well, today I have even more bad news for Comcast… Death of...

The Winners and Losers From a Cable TV Shakeup

In today’s age of rapidly advancing technology and mind-blowing innovation, it’s pathetic that some things we use every day are still stuck in the Dark Ages. Take our home entertainment packages, for example. If you’re a cable customer, you know all about the infamous “bundle” package, where your provider groups internet, cable television, and telephone...

Why the FCC Just Botched Net Neutrality

If you want to see a Washington bureaucrat, tech giant, or telecommunications activist froth at the mouth, just mention two words to them… Net neutrality. In simple terms, net neutrality is a guarantee that big cable companies and internet service providers will treat all data equally. For example, they can’t deliver Google’s (GOOGL) data at...

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