Outfits like NimbleTV and Aereo want to finally fulfill the promise of web TV. But disrupting the massive home-entertainment industry won't be easy.
FORTUNE -- Since the advent of the Internet, web TV has perpetually lingered over the horizon. Years after major cable companies unveiled "TV everywhere" initiatives and giants Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), and Microsoft (MSFT) began peddling hardware to beam the Internet to televisions, the merging of the Net MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jun 8, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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* The Verge gives at a long look at Research in Motion's rise and decline: how it was built and how former co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie lost their way. Also, the company's ailing BlackBerry PlayBook tablet received a software update that finally brought native apps to access email, calendar, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 22, 2012 3:30 AM ET
Can so-called Super Wi-Fi bring high speeds and low costs to rural Americans? xG Technologies thinks so.
NB: This is the second story in a two part series about rural broadband access in America. To read the first part, please click here.
FORTUNE -- Engineers have long dreamed of using cheap wireless networks to do an end-run around the companies that now provide Internet access and cell phone service. Those dreams have MOREOct 18, 2011 10:59 AM ET
ESPN's deal to pay $15 billion for Monday Night Football could incite a revolt against the cable industry's basic business model.
FORTUNE -- The idea that American television viewers should be free to buy just the TV channels they want has always proven a pipe dream. It's a silly idea, cable and satellite operators have convinced politicians and regulators: selling channels in packages funds a wider variety of programming, actually leaving MORESep 12, 2011 9:53 AM ET
At this point, the ultimate fate of the beleaguered Internet company is anybody's guess. But here are some of the executives that may get a chance at taking the top spot.
FORTUNE -- It's impossible to guess who might be Carol Bartz's replacement at Yahoo because it's impossible to guess what Yahoo might look like when a replacement is named. It could be a totally different company before a CEO is MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Sep 8, 2011 2:39 PM ET
The TV networks that invested big to create the online video service don't seem to like what it's maturing into.
FORTUNE -- It must be immensely frustrating to either own or manage Hulu. The viewing public is moving away from cable and satellite toward Internet viewing, but so slowly and uncertainly that programmers can't simply port all their shows online and be done with it. They have to keep the cable MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 23, 2011 4:26 PM ET
The cable company CEO previewed a next-gen user interface, but can Comcast really compete with Apple, not to mention Netflix?
FORTUNE -- Comcast (CMCSA) CEO Brian Roberts wants you to know the company is adapting to the times, and that the perception of the cable company as a stodgy provider of bulky cable set top boxes is a thing of the past.
"We recognize that the business is changing and has changed, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 21, 2011 4:45 PM ET
Bloomberg Television is still stuck in Siberia in the Comcast channel lineup, and it's right to ask the FCC to step in.
FORTUNE -- One of the main worries surrounding Comcast's (CMCSA) merger with NBC Universal was that Comcast would use its cable platform to favor its own programming at the expense of competitors. From the beginning, the financial news organization Bloomberg has issued perhaps the loudest complaints about the situation. MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 15, 2011 11:11 AM ET
Both were media-consumption game changers. But why did the iPod spark Apple's media empire while TiVo had to turn to suing companies that capitalized on its innovations?
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- A decade ago, two products were introduced that would change the way we consume media. One of them allowed us to carry hundreds, even thousands of songs around in our pocket so we could listen to whatever we wanted whenever we MOREScott Olster, editor - Apr 27, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Despite criticism, a venture capitalist and former California State Controller explains why the Genachowski net neutrality proposal is a must-have for industry, the FCC, and the public.
By Steve Westly, contributor
Nobody likes being stuck in traffic or choosing the slow checkout line at the grocery store.
Now imagine if you were faced with the choice of being forever stuck in the digital slow lane or paying even higher fees for faster access MOREDec 20, 2010 8:52 PM ET
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