Broadband Behemoth Comcast Makes CEO Brian Roberts A Billionaire Again [Forbes] “The 54-year-old first cracked the FORBES 400 ranks in 1999 as Comcast marched toward becoming the largest cable operator in the United States. But Roberts dropped out of that elite club as telecom stocks fell in 2003.”
Why Should Pirates Sign Up With Comcast? [GigaOm for BusinessWeek] “According to Variety, Comcast is in talks with ISPs and content owners to create a real-time system that will display pop-up sales messages whenever someone is downloading a show illegally. Full details are unclear but the basic idea seems to involve filling a pirate’s torrent stream with links to legitimate content. Comcast itself has stayed silent about the plan.”
Today: Comcast’s part in Corbett schools ‘rescue’ rewarded with protest [City Paper] “Today, Fight for Philly, the Philly Federation of Teachers and other labor and activist groups will be protesting outside Comcast to show Cohen just what they think of his intervention — especially in light of Comcast’s affinity for tax breaks and tax loopholes. ”
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