Barnes & Noble Pushes Update for Nook

Nook owners are getting a surprise from Barnes & Noble in the form of a major software update. Version 1.3 has the standard bug fixes and performance enhancements, and also adds some new features to the Nook. Reading free e-books in the stores is now possible.…

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Finally, a PSA for Geeks

Connect a Million Minds, a $100 million initiative from Time Warner Cable that tries to hook kids up with after-school activities that promote math and science, has released a public service announcement showing geeks as, well, if not the inheritors of the Earth, certainly its rulers.…

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Fox-TWC Fight Could Weaken Broadcasters' Hold on Spectrum

Time Warner Cable and News Corp.'s fight over retransmission fees for broadcast channels brings up hard questions on the business model of providing over-the-air television. Honest answers to those questions could lead the way for the FCC to repurpose broadcasters' spectrum for mobile broadband.…

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The Time Warner Cable-News Corp. Fistfight

As power shifts between content owners and cable providers, content owners are gaining ground since they have a second pipe into homes. But cable still has the audiences and cachet with advertisers. So if Time Warner Cable and News Corp. continue their fight, both will lose.…

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Waterloo, Fastest (Internet) Town in the Midwest

Waterloo, Iowa will soon offer the fastest broadband in the nation with 105 Mbps service provided by Mediacomm, a cable provider. Sure, the fast speeds are somewhat of a gimmick, but we hope it's a gimmick that can turn into reality.…

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NYC Still Hearts the Net

The New York City Council is voting on a resolution this morning supporting the idea that Internet service providers cannot discriminate against…

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