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Comcast wraps up FreeWheel acquisition

Comcast wraps up FreeWheel acquisition

A handful of days ago, word surfaced by way of anonymous sources that Comcast was in the process of acquiring slightly-aged startup FreeWheel, which specializes in serving up advertisements for Web videos, having bragging rights to many big-name clients. Today, sources have again surfaced, this time saying the business matter has been wrapped up.

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Netflix and Comcast ink deal to stop streaming headache

Netflix and Comcast ink deal to stop streaming headache

Netflix will pay Comcast for speedy access to the cable company's customers, it's been revealed, with a long-term deal to settle the sluggish streaming many had complained of, but which some argue could set a dangerous precedent. The streaming media company had been at loggerheads with the ISP for some months, but Comcast refused to join the Open Connect content delivery system Netflix is pushing, describing it as "seeking unprecedented preferential treatment" and discriminating against customers.

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Comcast and Netflix tipped in peering agreement

Comcast and Netflix tipped in peering agreement

Those of us using Comcast have been subjected to fairly poor quality on Netflix for that nice after-dinner movie, something that prompted numerous complaints (and ample frustration) in recent times about content showing up in less-than-HD despite high-speed plans, as well as frequent buffering. According to some recent details spotted and confirmation from a source, these issues may have come to an end.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/13/14: Moto CEO exit, Comcast TWC buy, NVIDIA booming

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/13/14: Moto CEO exit, Comcast TWC buy, NVIDIA booming

It was a news-filled night last night in the technology universe, that's for certain. It was suggested on one hand that the CEO of Motorola was on his way out, and on the other hand that Comcast was about to lay down a plan to purchase Time Warner Cable. Then there were Lenovo earnings and NVIDIA earnings and Netflix announced they'd be getting the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions as well - as an exclusive release!

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Comcast to sell movie downloads through set-top boxes, says sources

Comcast to sell movie downloads through set-top boxes, says sources

Comcast Xfinity subscribers may have a new option to get their movie fix soon, if word from sources that spoke to Reuters pans out. Reportedly, the cable service provider plans to offer digital movie downloads and movie streaming for-pay via its set-top boxes and through Xfinity TV's website. If all goes as stated, the functionality could roll out before the end of this year.

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Comcast announces new Internet Plus offering streaming HBO and local TV

Comcast announces new Internet Plus offering streaming HBO and local TV

There are a lot of fans of TV shows on HBO that would like to get access to HBO Go without having to subscribe to traditional cable television. HBO hasn't offered the ability to purchase its network as a streaming channel only and may not ever offer that ability. If you happen to live in an area served by Comcast the cable provider has a new deal that is as close as you'll get to subscribing to HBO only via the Internet.

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