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  • Netflix: No Thanks - We'll Have Level 3 Instead [View article]
    I think you are ignoring emerging SD-WAN technologies which enterprises are using to move away from expensive leased lines towards much cheaper LTE and consumer broadband technologies. While some of that backhaul traffic may still traverse LVLT's backbones, there will surely be margin compression from this move.
    Jun 11, 2015. 09:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dish opens Sling TV signups for all U.S. viewers [View news story]
    Stop with the stupid bundles! Let me choose my channels!
    Feb 9, 2015. 10:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple -2.8% as Bendgate, iOS 8.01 get more publicity [View news story]
    Anyone remember bumpergate? They will just say you are using your phone wrong, put a warning label not to carry it in your pocket, and bundle a holster with it!
    Sep 25, 2014. 09:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing manufacturing its two new jets with no cut to output [View news story]
    The GE90 is already the exclusive engine on the 777-200LR and 300ER. Now the 777x will be single sourced. Nothing new there.
    Jun 1, 2014. 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RadioShack closes near all-time low, analyst says "the ship is sinking" [View news story]
    I haven't been to a RSH recently but whenever I go in to a Best Buy to get something, I usually regret it. The product selection is bad and whenever I hear one of their experts open their mouth, terrible advice usually follows. I usually go back home in defeat and order the product from newegg or amazon. I feel sorry for the non tech-savvy customers who go in there and get ripped off by their salesmen.
    May 10, 2014. 08:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Managed Futures ETFs The Best Commodity Play? [View article]
    Exactly. I do find it funny that the first sentence on their website about WDTI says it is designed to make money in rising and falling markets but you are hard pressed to find one time interval in the following tables that is not red! Burying your money in the yard would have been a better investment.
    Apr 4, 2014. 11:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chipotle defuses guacamole panic [View news story]
    Reminds me of the great tomato shortage many years ago. I remember restaurants were charging extra for a slice of tomato on your sandwich. They didn't charge extra for ketchup though... go figure
    Mar 5, 2014. 10:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Broadcasters throw first punch in Supreme Court fight against Aereo [View news story]
    Most things would be nothing without their content. All the other courts have agreed that Aereo is exempt because they use an antenna. I see Aereo as more of a real estate company letting you rent space on their mast and running a really long cable to your home. Aereo does not change the broadcaster model in any way. Broadcasters still pay for the content from the content owners and consumers still watch it via an antenna whether it is connected over the internet or directly attached to your tv. Also there have been wifi tv tuners on the market for a while that you can buy and stream an antenna signal to your phone, tv, computer, etc and they are quite legal and did not cause such a fuss. Anyway, the SCOTUS will decide which one of our views is right. I really hope for the consumers that you are wrong.

    Feb 25, 2014. 10:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Broadcasters throw first punch in Supreme Court fight against Aereo [View news story]
    Maybe you could better explain how Aereo changes the content equation? Aereo is a physical antenna that has its signal retransmitted over the internet in real-time. It is the exact same signal that goes from the broadcasters antenna to your TV antenna. It is a 1-1 mapping of users to micro antennas. You are basically paying to rent an antenna. It does not magically bypass the broadcaster and go directly to the content owners. It does not let you play any show you want on demand without paying for it. They also do not let you get channels outside the metro area of your billing address. They do offer a DVR service but it is tied to your personal micro antenna. There is plenty of legal precedence for being able to record your own antenna signals to a DVR (tivo). I myself am an antenna user and have also tried Aereo. I prefer my rabbit ears because I am between metros and can get more stations than the single metro coverage Aereo allows. I am also a Hulu + sub and am happy to pay the content owners to watch a show I have not recorded on demand whenever I want. Aereo is something completely different than this. If anything, Aereo boosts viewership of a station allowing the broadcaster to get more money for their ads. I really don't understand why there is such a big fuss over Aereo. I don't think most people paying for Aereo are dropping their expensive cable packages to watch a few shows on broadcast. They are likely basic cable subs or users who cannot get a strong antenna signal. It will be interesting to see how the lawsuit goes. They have won every court battle except in Utah.
    Feb 24, 2014. 10:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Broadcasters throw first punch in Supreme Court fight against Aereo [View news story]
    Broadcasters do not directly receive a dime from antenna users either. I also don't have to pay a licensing fee to Disney, Fox, WB, etc to buy and use an antenna. Maybe you have a case with their dvr product but not the live streaming. You still receive all the commercials that advertisers paid the station to display. Many TV stations already stream their content on the Internet. Aereo is just retransmitting a live and unedited feed of what is available for free over there air and they are not claiming ownership of that data. The music industry got on board with the digital revolution. It is time for the movie/TV industry does the same. They still do not understand that blocking services like this, without offering reasonable alternatives, leads to increased piracy and not less.
    Feb 24, 2014. 07:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Broadcasters throw first punch in Supreme Court fight against Aereo [View news story]
    They are only transmitting stuff that is available over the air and they don't let people get out of market channels. How the heck is this any threat to the broadcasters? It might in fact get them more viewers than they would otherwise have because of signal reception issues. Therefore they would have more viewers and could charge advertisers more.
    Feb 24, 2014. 05:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Broadband providers get a leg up as Netflix ends standoff with Comcast [View news story]
    One problem with your argument. Most ISPs have multiple speed tiers available to consumers. You already pay more for more speed (and therefore the ability to use more data per month). Your parents could pay for a lower speed plan for their simple web browsing. Those who pay for a higher speed connection expect to be able to use that extra speed to watch Netflix or other services of their choice.
    Feb 24, 2014. 11:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Broadband providers get a leg up as Netflix ends standoff with Comcast [View news story]
    Well that didn't take long. Net neutrality was shot down barely more than 1 month ago! I would expect more announcements like this from Netflix as more ISPs want a piece of that action.
    Feb 24, 2014. 08:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Nokia to launch Android phone as Microsoft deal closes [View news story]
    The specs don't seem that great. Anyone who buys it would be doing so for name only. There are already very competitive cheap android phones like the Moto g. It would seem to make more sense for them to make a cheap wp device instead.
    Feb 10, 2014. 11:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Train carrying fuel runs off tracks in Mississippi [View news story]
    Is there any safe way to transport explosive and combustible material? I am pretty sure pipelines have leaked and exploded in the past!
    Feb 2, 2014. 11:29 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment