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Bloomberg: If Aereo wins in court, cable companies might buy it or build clones

While TV broadcasters like CBS and Fox continue their legal battle against Aereo and its leased microantenna-to-internet streaming scheme, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports cable companies are watching more closely than ever. Since they're currently paying retrans fees for a lot of the same content networks …

The Digital TV Endgame: 10-Year Transition to All Things IP

While Internet TV is already technically feasible, commercial challenges are keeping it from becoming a mass-market reality. Services like Hulu, …

Is cord cutting real, or does Time Warner Cable just suck?

The two largest cable service providers in the U.S. reported very different results when it came to subscription numbers — once again questioning the legitimacy of the consumer cord cutting movement, among other things.<p>Today Time Warner Cable reported that it had lost over 306,000 TV subscriptions …

Infographic: A Map Of Famous Places From Your Favorite TV Shows

What if the universe of television took over Washington D.C.? That’s the bizarre, but eminently alluring, premise of Dorothy’s latest print, the T.V. Map.<p>We tend to think of the shows we see on television as all taking place in their separate little universes, and for good reason. There is nothing …

Netflix starts testing 4K videos, wants to launch Ultra HD next year

Netflix (S NFLX) quietly added a handful of 4K HD videos to its catalog this week to prepare itself for a wider launch of ultra high-definition video …

TED Rebuilds Its Site For The Future Of Online Video

As with so many fast-growing organizations, TED’s website had lagged behind the evolving needs of its creators and users. That’s about to change.<p>The completely rebuilt TED.com is now accepting signups for its private beta at hello.ted.com, with its official launch early next year. Co.Design got a …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Here be gadgetsNot here exactly, but on our new hardware site Plugged.Here<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

Dick Costolo Wrote the Twitter Playbook — Two Years Before He Joined the Company

Looking for some insight into how Twitter CEO Dick Costolo guided his company on the road to going public?<p>Here’s a freebie.<p>As it turns out, Costolo, …

Startups

Indiegogo Project Aims to Fund Credit Card-Size Phone Power Packs

We’ve written a lot about the limited battery life of the modern smartphone, and how it needs to change in the future. A glimpse of that is being provided by an Indiegogo project out of Singapore that aims to introduce a wireless charger that’s about the size and width of a credit card.<p>The WiFlux …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

How the Internet is killing innovation

<i>Rob May is CEO and cofounder of Backupify.</i><p>I believed the same lies that you still believe, for a long time. I was in college during the early days of the World Wide Web, and like others, I rejoiced in the incredible access to knowledge it provided, and diversity of thought it promoted. So when I …

Why Companies Want You To Become An Intrapreneur

Intrapreneurship is responsible for a lot of product innovation around the world today. At Lockheed Martin, intrapreneurs developed a number of famous aircraft designs and at 3M, they came up with Post-It Notes and at Google, they came up with Google News, AdSense and Gmail. What these examples …

LinkedIn CEO: We're aiming for 3B profiles and a map of the world's economy

SAN FRANCISCO — Today, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner spoke about his company’s future, and his vision is absolutely huge in the scope of its ambition.<p>“Our longer-term vision is … to build the world’s first economic graph … to visualize every economic opportunity in the world, every skill required to …

Marissa Mayer Says Turning Yahoo Around Begins With Hiring The Right People

Since she joined Yahoo last July, the company has seen its stock price nearly double, traffic grow to more than 800 million monthly visitors, and 12,000 resumes coming in each week.<p>Steering Yahoo on the right course hasn’t been easy, but with Marissa Mayer at the helm, there’s excitement around the …