Tag: cutting the cord

by Chris Dorr

We have never really liked our local cable company. Over the years, many of us have wasted time waiting for the cable guy to show up to install or replace the box that doesn’t seem to work or been placed on eternal hold while customer service takes its sweet time. And to add insult to […] more »

by Seth Shapiro

It’s become popular to declare the imminent demise of pay television. Whether at the hands of Google/YouTube, or as a product of cord-cutting, there’s usually a sense of righteous indignation embedded in the arguments, something like: Cable and satellite companies have been ripping off consumers for decades … and now their days are numbered. It’s […] more »

by Dan Reimold

I cut the cable cord in early 2006. When I tell friends and colleagues I’m a cord-cutter, the biggest misconception — beyond initial worries about the phrase involving bodily harm — is that I don’t watch TV. I have a 42” flat screen. I watch TV all the time. I just don’t watch regularly scheduled, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

There was a time in America when everyone had a dumb box. A boob tube. A TV that had a handful of broadcast channels, many of them not even programming for 24 hours. But now, we live in an age of TV diversity, when people get their shows through so many alternative channels: Netflix, Hulu, […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Obama’s privacy policy means business as usual for web companies (ReadWriteWeb) 2. Twitter’s co-founder says spending too much time on the site is ‘unhealthy’ (Guardian) 3. Yahoo, Hulu and other tech firms pose another challenge to traditional TV (PaidContent) 4. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

With rising cable and satellite bills, thrifty Americans pinched by the recession have considered cutting the cord to cable. The savings can be enormous, even if the tech know-how can be daunting when creating your new cable-free TV-watching environment. So MediaShift has decided to devote a week of editorial to cord-cutting, with our in-depth guide, […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Journalists and readers pay tribute to NYT’s Anthony Shadid on Twitter, sites and front pages (Poynter) 2. Why Apple and the NYT are not meshing (Washington Post) 3. CBS, Turner to charge for March Madness mobile streaming (PaidContent) 4. News […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Rodale, Time and other publishers get hit with privacy lawsuits (Online Media Daily) 2. Penguin cuts ties with e-library distributor OverDrive (paidContent) 3. Nielsen: Number of TV ‘cord cutters’ increases (Lost Remote) 4. WSJ uses Pinterest, Instagram to cover Fashion […] more »

by Joe Pagetta

(Spoiler alert! The following post includes things that happened on “Downton Abbey,” “The Sopranos” and “Dallas.”) The post to Facebook on a late Monday morning was simple enough. A photo of actor Thomas Howes as his character William from “Downton Abbey,” along with the status, “Oh, William. We will miss you.” The post was meant […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. AP beats Google for Nevada caucus results (Poynter) 2. Netflix competes with pay cable with its first original series (paidContent) 3. Disney’s ABC, Univision in talks to create 24-hour cable-news channel (Wall Street Journal) 4. Publishers are flubbing the iPad, […] more »