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  • Who keeps Internet speed promises—and who doesn't Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    U.S. cable and fiber Internet providers usually deliver the advertised download speeds, while DSL connections increasingly fall short, the FCC said.

  • Will TV be free again? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo

    Back to the future: This cloud-based antenna and DVR technology allows consumers to watch live or recorded HD broadcast television for free.

  • The satellite spy who came into the Google fold Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    (left to right) Dan Berkenstock, Ching-Yu Hu, Julian Mann and John Fenwick, co-founders of Skybox Imaging

    Google mantra 'Do no evil' meets its match in Skybox, a satellite maker spying on the globe in high resolution, from port to rain forest.

  • Why Google is buying a satellite company Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    A sign is posted in front of the Skybox Imaging headquarters on June 10, 2014 in Mountain View, California.

    Google's $500 million purchase of Skybox could have a dramatic impact on the amount of information the search giant is able to gather.

  • Netflix announced it will stop posting messages to users blaming Verizon and other ISPs for slow streaming speeds—at least temporarily.

  • Is it really Verizon's fault if Netflix is slow? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    If you're among the many who want to stream Netflix's second season of "Orange is the New Black," and it starts buffering, who should you blame?

  • Fuggedaboutit! 'Game of Thrones' tops 'Sopranos' Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    "Game of Thrones"

    "Game of Thrones," HBO's Emmy-award winning fantasy epic, has surpassed "The Sopranos" as its most popular series ever, the cable network said.

  • What's in Reed Hastings queue     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, reveals what's in his Netflix queue, his favorite smartphone app, and what he considers to be the biggest threat to Netflix. Hastings also explains why he does not believe in advertising.

  • Netflix CEO: Not trying if we don't have failure     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, discusses the risk of investing in original content and how much he is willing to spend on originals. Hastings said Netflix spent about $3 billion on content this year.

  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, discusses the importance of strong net neutrality and if it will stifle innovation.

  • Why Reed Hastings opposes Comcast deal     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, explains why he is opposed to the deal between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Hastings says, "Comcast wants to charge both the consumers and the providers, and that's what I'm trying to stop."

  • This company just became largest to accept bitcoin Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    Dish Network says it will become the largest company yet to accept payment in bitcoin.

  • Comcast's Roberts on net neutrality     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on net neutrality. American innovation has relied on the Internet getting better, and to regulate it like a phone company completely ignores the reality of this industry, says Roberts.

  • Comcast CEO: Protest over TWC deal not valid     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman & CEO, discuss the Time Warner Cable deal and the changing landscape of media and television. "It's a tremendously changing space that's never been moving faster," Roberts says.

  • Antitrust laws need to be redefined: Levin     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    There's no such thing as gate-keeping anymore, says Gerald Levin, former chairman & CEO of Time Warner, explaining why he supports the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Blocking the merger prevents innovation, says Levin.

  • TiVo CEO: Making TV as good as music     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Thomas Rogers, TiVo president & CEO, discusses the company's transformation and the state of the cable landscape.

  • AT&T-DirecTV not game changer: Liberty CEO     Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Greg Maffei, Liberty Media CEO, about the deal between AT&T and DirecTV, and if it changes the balance of power in the cable space. Maffei says the strategic options for DirecTV are fewer going forward.

  • CNBC's David Faber speaks to Greg Maffei, Liberty Media CEO, about consolidation in the cable industry and the deal between Time Warner and Comcast.

  • When media giants merge     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Brian Cooley, CNET.com editor at large, discusses the merger between AT&T and DirecTV, and weighs in on how the changing media landscape is likely to impact consumers.

  • Customers unhappy with TV and ISP services Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Customer satisfaction with subscription TV and Internet service providers continues to decline, a survey finds.