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Comcast in early talks with Netflix about partnership [Comcast Roundup] business

Oct. 17, 2013 8:30 am

Comcast in early talks with Netflix about partnership [Comcast Roundup]

"Now Netflix is in early-stage talks with Comcast and other cable operators including Suddenlink Communications to offer the Internet streaming service on their set-tops, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which noted that 'no deal is imminent.'"
Comcast and Twitter partnership will let you watch TV through tweets [Comcast Roundup] business

Oct. 10, 2013 8:00 am

Comcast and Twitter partnership will let you watch TV through tweets [Comcast Roundup]

"Comcast customers will soon be able to access some television shows from Twitter messages about those shows, the two companies jointly announced on Wednesday."
Data show Comcast is ‘acting more and more like a monopolist’ [Comcast Roundup] business

Oct. 3, 2013 8:00 am

Data show Comcast is ‘acting more and more like a monopolist’ [Comcast Roundup]

"The charts show that Comcast's service really has been getting faster. But there's a striking pattern to Comcast's upgrades: while every tier of Comcast service is faster than it was a decade ago, the rate of progress has been dramatically higher for customers who pay the most."
Comcast has ‘more content than anybody,’ says CFO [Comcast Roundup] business

Sep. 26, 2013 8:00 am

Comcast has ‘more content than anybody,’ says CFO [Comcast Roundup]

"Comcast's costs are rising as it acquires sports and other content, but it doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon, its CFO said Tuesday. That's because it intends to secure a wide range of rights to that content, including VOD, SVOD, Internet streaming and more."
Comcast to hold fundraiser for Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane [Comcast Roundup] business

Sep. 19, 2013 9:15 am

Comcast to hold fundraiser for Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane [Comcast Roundup]

"[Comcast Executive Vice President David] Cohen hosted a fundraiser for Gov. Corbett (R) at his home earlier this year, and also organized an event to help U.S Sen. Pat Toomey."
Does Comcast plan to build NBCUniversal offices in Philly? [Comcast Roundup] business

Sep. 12, 2013 9:30 am

Does Comcast plan to build NBCUniversal offices in Philly? [Comcast Roundup]

"John Demming, spokesman at Comcast, assured me that Comcast is not moving NBC’s headquarters to Philadelphia. [...] As for having any new buildings constructed in Philadelphia for the cable giant, Demming was a little more reticent. 'There’s a lot of speculation that I can’t comment on,' he said."
$7k worth of Comcast stock at 1972 IPO would now be $6.2M [Comcast Roundup] business

Sep. 6, 2013 8:30 am

$7k worth of Comcast stock at 1972 IPO would now be $6.2M [Comcast Roundup]

"But the explosive appreciation in stock value, 18.1 percent a year with reinvested dividends and stock splits, is a good proxy for the relentless drive for revenue and profits at the Philadelphia company whose gleaming skyscraper dominates the city's skyline."
Comcast tests talking TV guide for the blind [Comcast Roundup] business

Aug. 29, 2013 9:30 am

Comcast tests talking TV guide for the blind [Comcast Roundup]

"Comcast expects the talking guide to come with its next-generation X2 platform in 2014. [...] Comcast also market-tested the guide with 20 average-Joe-type sight-impaired individuals in Philadelphia, arranged by the Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired."
What are Comcast and Verizon Wireless building together? [Comcast Roundup] business

Aug. 22, 2013 9:30 am

What are Comcast and Verizon Wireless building together? [Comcast Roundup]

"The innovation lab that Comcast and Verizon have built was spawned by the $2.3 billion spectrum deal that Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks signed in late 2011."
Comcast continues its low-cost Internet program [Comcast Roundup] business

Aug. 15, 2013 9:00 am

Comcast continues its low-cost Internet program [Comcast Roundup]

"About 2.6 million families in Comcast’s coverage area are eligible. Families qualify if they have children in school who get subsidized or free lunches. Starting immediately, students at about 25,000 schools with large low-income populations are automatically qualified, up from 20,000 previously."