New business models alone can’t stop piracy

Ernesto at TorrentFreak (a BitTorrent and P2P download enthusiast website) had an interesting discussion about the positive effect that Netflix is having on reducing piracy.  Ernesto wrote “Movie piracy is not…

April 29, 2011 1

Mega companies Netflix, Level 3 don’t need subsidies

Netflix now has more subscribers than Comcast thanks to a blistering growth rate, while Level 3 Communications will soon become the biggest backbone on the Internet due to its announced merger with…

April 26, 2011 3

Google continues WebM head fake

Google continues its masterful head fake campaign promoting its WebM VP8 video compression technology over the H.264/MPEG 4 AVC standard by telling the world that all of its YouTube videos…

April 20, 2011 0

Smartphone data explosion and spectrum

A recent report on the mobile spectrum crunch (PDF) by Rysavy research and MobileFuture highlighted the urgent need for wireless spectrum to avoid a potentially stagnant mobile broadband market due…

April 11, 2011 6

Signal boosters causing some of AT&T’s dropped calls

AT&T has been getting hammered in the press lately for a new wireless customer survey from ChangeWave on dropped cell phone calls.  But in a company policy blog posting, AT&T…

April 7, 2011 0

The irrational infatuation with a la carte TV

I’ve personally never liked the idea of metered Internet service or even small usage caps, but I came to terms with it because different usage tiers means lower broadband prices and higher broadband…

April 5, 2011 2

Now they want Device Neutrality?

Jeff Lawrence, the CEO of PlayOn, wants to add yet another definition to the list of government protected industries in the catch-all concept of “Net Neutrality”.  PlayOn wants to add…

April 1, 2011 4