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Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
The FCC doesn't want to destroy net neutrality, but it's going to anyway   —  The Federal Communications Commission doesn't want companies like Netflix or Viacom to have to pay to get their content to end users of broadband networks, but it doesn't see a way (or maybe even a reason) to ban the practice.
Apr 24, 2014, 4:50 PMIn context
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
Square plans major staff expansion in NYC and a new East Coast HQ   —  Square will open a new New York City satellite headquarters this summer that will house up to 350 employees - and it plans to fill it.  Square said on Thursday that it's aggressively hiring engineers, designers …
Apr 24, 2014, 3:20 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Hulu adds Chromecast-like mobile remote control features to Xbox One, PS3 and PS4   —  Hulu is the latest company to go all-out on Chromecast-like multiscreen features: Hulu Plus subscribers can now access the video service through their Android and iOS devices on Microsoft's Xbox One as well as Sony's PS3 and PS4.
Apr 24, 2014, 2:50 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Updated: A debit card for bitcoin: Xapo could solve the payment problem with help from banks   —  Until now, there has been no easy way for people to use bitcoin for everyday transactions.  Xapo has solved that by using MasterCard's payment network.  —  This story was updated at 9:52am PT …
Apr 24, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon adds HBO shows to Prime Instant Video; HBO Go coming to Fire TV at some point   —  Amazon now has streaming rights to a number of HBO series and will make them available through Prime Instant Video starting May 21, the company said Wednesday.  —  In addition, Amazon said that it will add HBO …
Apr 23, 2014, 9:25 AMIn context
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
AT&T creates $500M joint venture for a Netflix-style TV service   —  AT&T, the nation's second largest broadband provider and wireless company, is getting into the streaming business with a $500 million joint venture created to acquire, invest in and launch a Netflix-style video streaming service.
Apr 22, 2014, 11:55 AMIn context
Kif Leswing / Gigaom:
Why can Nike dump the Fuelband?  With friends like Apple, it doesn't need its own hardware   —  If you want to track your fitness with Nike software, you're probably going to have to use Apple products.  —  The news that Nike had laid off a majority of its digital sport hardware engineering team …
Apr 22, 2014, 7:45 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix to raise prices for new members $1-2 this quarter, existing members will stay at current pricing “for a generous time period”   —  Netflix will raise streaming prices for new members this quarter  —  New Netflix subscribers could soon be forced to pay a bit …
Apr 21, 2014, 4:15 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Aereo's CEO on the future of Netflix, TV sports and the public airwaves   —  In 2012, Chet Kanojia set out to take on TV's goliaths with a slingshot full of tiny antennas, but he never imagined things would go so far so fast.  Aereo, the start-up he created, is going before the Supreme Court …
Apr 20, 2014, 7:25 AMIn context
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
Welcome to the spectrum-dome: FCC lays groundwork for its controversial incentive auction   —  This spring is shaping up to be a very contentious season for almost everyone that has a stake in the country's wireless airwaves.  The Federal Communications Commission on Friday released …
Apr 18, 2014, 10:50 PMIn context

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Silicon Valley Bank:
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