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
A leaked presentation on its "master plan" and its abysmal earnings report only confirm that AOL needs a new way.
By Dan Mitchell, contributor
Ken Auletta's profile in The New Yorker of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong last month was a grim assessment the company's prospects and a scathing indictment of the quality of AOL's content -- much of which, Auletta wrote, is "piffle." The company, he seemed to conclude, is more likely MOREFeb 2, 2011 2:36 PM ET
The net loss in "media value" last quarter, according to a new report, was nearly $460 million
Here's an interesting exercise. Take the total number of news stories, social media mentions and tweets about Apple (AAPL) over the course of, say, three months. Rate each hit for its impact and value -- positive, neutral or negative. Calculate what it would cost to generate that kind of buzz if you paid a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 24, 2011 3:55 PM ET
The online gaming industry sells $2 billion a year in virtual goods through micro-transactions. What if they sold newspapers?
By John Patrick Pullen, contributor
The Internet is an emporium of inequity. For example, in the massively popular social game Farmville, a little garden gnome will run you 13 Farmville Bucks, which converts, roughly, to $2.75 USD. Over on Kingdoms of Camelot, another successful game hosted on Facebook, the gauntlet of MOREAug 5, 2010 3:00 AM ET
The company's doing just fine, but it has had to pull back in some regions after regulation and competition made it tough to do business there.
by Laura Rich, contributor
After a few years in France, Liberty Global (LBTYA) pulled up stakes and left. In South America, it retreated from seven countries down to one. "We realized it was never going to go our way," said Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries.
On MOREJul 24, 2010 10:45 AM ET
Is the NBCU-Comcast deal really about a new business model for cable?
By Tom MacIsaac, CEO, ExtendMedia
That cracking sound you hear is the walls of the clubby world of cable beginning to crumble. Everything in the media world -- especially the world of media distribution --has changed as a result of Comcast (CMCSA) taking control of GE's (GE) NBCUniversal.
Many people think this is a deal to preserve the status quo MOREDec 11, 2009 9:00 AM ET
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