February 22, 2012 |
The citizens of the Kansas City metropolitan area may soon be watching a Google TV service on a Google TV that connects to the Web using Google Fiber. Google's Google Fiber division filed applications Friday with both the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Kansas Corporation Commission to offer a pay-TV service that would challenge Time Warner Cable and satellite TV services in Kansas City. Read the document: Google applies to offer pay- TV service in Missouri So, you might be wondering, why Kansas City?
July 27, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before seeing if I catch Olympics fever. The Skinny: I've never been much of an Olympics watcher so this will be a true test of the power of social media to drive me to the television. Friday's headlines include a look at the weekend box office (man, how many times have I written that sentence?), concerns about whether NBC is overdoing on the Olympics, Google Fiber's TV lineup and how an Indian movie star is trying to turn into Edward R. Murrow. And yes, I know that last reference dates me. Daily Dose: NBC is gearing up to pummel us with the Olympics for the next two weeks.
January 23, 2013 |
After months of speculation, rumors and guessing about the state of Apple, we'll get some actual numbers when the company reports its earnings Wednesday afternoon. The earnings report is scheduled to be released at 1:30 p.m. PST, shortly after the stock markets close on the West Coast. At 2 p.m., the company is scheduled to begin its earnings call with analysts . We'll have some quick numbers and snapshot analysis between the announcement and the earnings call start. And I'll be live tweeting the call. QUIZ: Test your Apple knowledge As a reminder, Apple told Wall Street analysts that for its first quarter, which ended in December, investors should expect the company to report $52 billion in revenue and earnings of $11.75 a share.
January 22, 2013 |
Are you jealous of everyone you know? If so, it might be time to take a break from Facebook. Scrolling through photos of other people's vacations, joyful family moments and awesome nights out may be a threat to your sense of personal happiness, say a team of German researchers in a new study titled "Envy on Facebook: A hidden threat to users' life satisfaction?" And if you are the type of person who lurks on Facebook without contributing much yourself, chances are your sense of life satisfaction is even lower, the researchers found.
September 18, 2012 |
It used to be an anomaly when a National Football League game ran more than three hours. Now it has become the norm. According to the NFL, so far this season the average run time of a typical game is 3:11:56. That's about six minutes longer than what games averaged in 2011. Monday's game between the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos ran an astounding 3:40 and there was nothing exceptional about it to explain why it took so long to complete. On CBS, games are running about eight minutes longer than last season.
September 13, 2012 |
"60 Minutes" is headed to Showtime. CBS News said the team behind the venerable newsmagazine is teaming up with Showtime to produce a monthly program that will go behind the headlines to probe the big stories of the sports world. Called "60 Minutes of Sports," it will premiere in November. “Our Showtime edition will offer the same high-quality, original reporting and great storytelling our viewers have come to expect every Sunday night on CBS,” promised "60 Minutes" executive producer and CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager.
April 1, 2013 |
Google is known for being a bit of a prankster when it comes to April Fools' Day, and the Silicon Valley giant this year once again lived up to its reputation. From an all-blue Gmail to the new "Google Nose" search service that can create artificial scents for users, the company went all out -- but it wasn't the only tech company to release April Fools' Day jokes. Twitter said it was launching a new all-consonant service, and Sony put out a line of tech products for pets. PHOTOS: Top 10 must-have smartphone apps Here are some of this year's best April Fools' Day pranks by tech companies.
March 27, 2010 |
Google Inc.'s announcement last month that it would build a high-speed broadband network set off fierce competition among 600 communities, the Internet powerhouse said in a blog post Friday. Google hasn't been specific about the criteria in selecting which community will get the experimental fiber optic hookup, simply saying it wants to increase Internet access and spur competition. The service would offer connection speeds of 1 gigabit per second -- 100 times faster than many high-speed home connections, the company said.
September 12, 2012 |
Time Warner Cable is a reluctant entrant to the sports programming game. The cable giant is launching English- and Spanish-language sports channels in Los Angeles that will be home to the Lakers and Galaxy. Time Warner Cable is expected to also bid aggressively for the television rights to the Dodgers, whose deal with Fox's Prime Ticket expires after next season. But for Time Warner Cable, its moves are defensive. Tired of being squeezed by sports cable channels for higher subscription fees, it figured if you can't beat them, join them.
September 21, 2012 |
After years of on-again, off-again negotiations, Time Warner Cable has finally struck a deal with the National Football League to carry the NFL Network and its sister channel called RedZone. The cable giant, which has 12 million subscribers, many of whom reside in New York and Los Angeles, was the last big pay-TV distributor not carrying the channels. Under the terms of the deal, the NFL Network will be placed on Time Warner Cable's most widely distributed programming package.