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- Joseph Azzem Scores $6,000 Refund From Comcast After Bill Mishap [Huffington Post] “While paying online, Joseph Azzem accidentally sent the company $6,453 instead of the $64.53 he owed after he left out a decimal point, WKRG-5 in Alabama reports. Comcast had initially told Azzem that they would not send a refund and could only give him a credit toward future payments, according to his daughter Lisa, but pressure from the local television station WKRG-5 caused Comcast to reverse course, releasing the statement, ‘We are issuing a full refund to Mr. Azzem.’”
- Killing TV to Punish Comcast? It’s the Networks That Take the Hit [Wired] “When cable customers cut the cord, that’s not money lost strictly to Comcast or Time Warner or whomever your cable provider might be. Many of your dollars get passed on to cable channels themselves in what the industry calls carriage fees. These fees are what pay-TV companies spend for the right to carry a particular network.”
- Nebula Raises $25M From Comcast, Kleiner Perkins To Help Companies Deploy On-Premise, Private Clouds [TechCrunch]
- Watch Yourself, Comcast: Creepy Home Security Cameras Could Be Bad for Business [DailyFinance] “Through Xfinity Home, Comcast offers home security options along with its cable TV, broadband, and phone products. In addition to alarm systems, one can install those remote surveillance cameras. (Perhaps one could say that for your personal security, you just need to know whether your teens and their friends are raiding the liquor cabinet after school.) It’s also touted as a green product, with features that allow you to remotely controlling lights and thermostats, for example.”
- Comcast aims to add beINSport locally before Sept. 7 U.S. national team World Cup qualifier [Philadelphia Inquirer]
- Comcast Tops List of 10 Best Companies for Latinas [The National Journal]
- Celeb Scoop: Comcast Puts Matt Lauer on Notice [The Philly Post] “‘Comcast has been looking at every one of its shows,’ an insider tells The New York Post. ‘The Today staff has been warned that cuts could be coming, and the question there is, if they start dumping people, will Matt Lauer take a cut?’”