It’s time to let television viewers buy individual channels rather than being required to pay for bundles of programming, and to end blackouts of sports events in publicly financed stadiums, U.S. Senator John McCain said.
President Barack Obama named Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former leader of cable and wireless trade groups, to head the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, where he may focus on nurturing mobile technology.
Netflix Inc., the provider of video by mail and over Internet connections, asked U.S. lawmakers to prevent cable providers from squelching its growth by imposing online-data consumption limits for customers.
The U.K.’s National Health Service considers patents for diagnostics and genes “unacceptable, unenforceable and detrimental to the delivery of patient services” and is deliberately ignoring them, the U.K.’s Financial Times reported.
American Electric Power Co., Southern Co. and seven other power companies lost a court challenge to U.S. rules setting rates telephone and cable providers must pay to attach lines to electric utility poles.
Robert de Niro’s blood-soaked shirt from “Taxi Driver” and an ax wielded by Leonardo DiCaprio as Amsterdam are among the highlights in a show of Martin Scorsese’s personal archive opening today in Berlin.