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US fears back-door routes into the net because it's building them too

At a remarkable conference held at the Aspen Institute in 2011, General Michael Hayden, a former head of both the NSA and the CIA, said something very interesting. In a discussion of how to secure the "critical infrastructure" of the United States he described the phenomenon of compromised computer …

Mogul’s plan to kill Netflix: Unite cable companies to build a competitor

Cable giant Liberty Media issued a blunt warning at its investor day on Wednesday: US cable providers should band together to create a unified, national internet-streaming platform to rival Netflix.<p>Liberty Media, the $17 billion holding company controlled by Colorado-based billionaire John Malone …

Liberty Media

Google to sunset Google TV brand as its smart TV platform merges with Android

Google (s GOOG) TV is dead, long live Android TV: Three years after launching the first generation of Google TV devices, Google is now looking to rid …

Google Turns On Social Advertising, but Holds Back on Larger Personalization Play

Google will soon include users’ names and faces as endorsers in its advertising, it said today, via a terms of service change that will go into …

Social Media

Telecast Pivots To Give YouTube Superfans A Better Viewing Experience

Pivot! Pivot! Pivot!<p>Telecast, the video curation service born out of betaworks, has today pivoted into a fan-centric video service that gives hardcore YouTube viewers a way to connect with their favorite creators.<p>According to founder Matt Hackett, who was one of the first engineers at Tumblr, …