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ESPN launches site devoted to eSports
January 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

The "Worldwide Leader in Sports" is seeking a larger slice of the competitive video gaming pie. On Thursday, ESPN launched a section of its website for eSports, highlighting global competitions for video games including League of Legends, Dotaand Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. ESPN hired two writers and an editor who will comprise their eSports editorial…

Serial is moving to a biweekly schedule
January 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

Serial, the weekly podcast that recently began airing its second season, will be moving to a biweekly schedule. This season, which premiered last month, has focused on the case of Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who left his post in Afghanistan under unusual circumstances. Serial producer Julie Snyder told The New York Times that the biweekly schedule…

Apple's plans to shake up television foiled again as live TV service gets put on hold
December 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Apple is used to winning. When the company decides it wants to do something new it expects to simply march into a new category and dominate it, as we saw with smartphones, tablets and, most recently, smartwatches. One product category appears to be eluding it, though: TV. Yes, Apple has the recently relaunched Apple TV,…

Chicago and Los Angeles Being Explored for Google Fiber
December 8, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Two of the largest metro areas in the United States have been officially invited to explore the option of embracing Google Fiber. The Google Fiber team has started the inquiry process with Los Angeles and Chicago, in an effort to bring gigabit internet speeds to a combined 6 million+ people.     Posted this morning to the…

NFL Rights Could Be Worth A Quarter of A Trillion To Apple (or Amazon)
December 8, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Last week, I wrote a post in Forbes which described why I thought Apple AAPL -0.85% should outbid traditional broadcast TV and cable operators for the NFL’s suite of Thursday Night Football games which is up for bid. The post generated lots of attention. Even though I argued that Apple could make $24 billion in profits over…