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NBCUniversal in talks to buy back MSNBC.com

NBCUniversal in talks to buy back MSNBC.com

We've had quite a few changes going on in the online environment over the last two years with websites being purchased left and right. More changes are coming apparently with sources claiming to have knowledge of the negotiations reporting that NBCUniversal is in negotiations Microsoft to buy back MSNBC.com. The MSNBC television network and the MSNBC.com website launched in 1996 as a joint venture between NBC and Microsoft.

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NBC plans to embrace streaming during the London Summer Olympics

NBC plans to embrace streaming during the London Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics will kick off in a few months in London. That means lots of gadget tie-ins such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and TVs will be pushed heavily. NBC will again be the US TV partner for the Olympics. NBC has promised to significantly embrace streaming for some of the lesser-known events that people might be interested in. According to NBC if cameras are on it, it will stream it.

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The Daily Slash: January 18 2011

The Daily Slash: January 18 2011

First hot news is coming in right before the bell - Samsung telling us all that they're definitely NOT Charging Carriers for Android Updates. Then while we're on a controversial tip, take a peek as Apple's Tim Cook dismisses ALL Android tablets as “Bizzare” and "Vapor." Beware of pirates in the Android Market as another thief is discovered: jasminstory. Next behold the mightiest of mightys... Apples First Quarter Results! Muhahaha! Then another massive business news bit: Comcast’s Purchase of NBC Approved by FCC! Muhahaha! The dice are rolling! But don't let them roll too hard - Chris Davies presents a column by the name of Facebook, Privacy & a little Self-Control.

All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Comcast’s Purchase of NBC Approved by FCC

Comcast’s Purchase of NBC Approved by FCC

The proposed purchase of NBC by Comcast has been one that's stirred the pot for a little while now. With Comcast suggesting that they "could" offer low-cost Internet connectivity to families that fit the profile necessary, as long as the deal was pushed through. Hulu's exclusivity of some content was even talked about being overlooked entirely, making sure that NBC Universal programming was available to any online video provider. It's just been revealed that the deal has been approved by the FCC, but the details are still missing.

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Comcast May Offer Low-Cost Broadband Internet Access if NBC Merger Goes Through

Comcast May Offer Low-Cost Broadband Internet Access if NBC Merger Goes Through

Comcast is trying to do what it takes to make sure that the company's merger with NBC happens sooner than later. They're going as far as to try and sweeten the deal, it seems, as they've just released a letter to the FCC which outlines their plans of rolling out low-cost broadband Internet access to households that fall into a certain demographic. But, in their letter, Comcast doesn't say they will go through with the cheap broadband access, but that they might, as long as their merger gets the A-OK from the FCC.

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Jeffrey Zucker Leaving NBC Universal After Comcast Takeover Finalizes

Jeffrey Zucker Leaving NBC Universal After Comcast Takeover Finalizes

NBC Universal is in the processes of being taken over by Comcast Corp., and it seems that a change in management is first on the company's agenda. In an email sent out to employees, and independently confirmed by NBCU's parent company, General Electric Co., Jeffrey Zucker will step down from his position once the takeover finalizes, which is expected to complete by the end of 2010. Zucker is currently 45, and he has only ever worked at NBC, so it is more than likely a big blow for the current Chief Executive Officer.

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NBC Universal Says Apple TV Would Devalue Its Content

NBC Universal Says Apple TV Would Devalue Its Content

Since the launch of iTunes, and its subsequent availability of music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts, it's become the venerable digital retailer for what people love to download. While some might suggest that the pricing could be altered, the general consensus is that $.99 for a show isn't all that bad at all. However, NBC Universal doesn't see it the same way, and believes that pricing their television shows at such a low cost would ultimately "devalue" the content as a whole, and therefore the company is staying away from Apple TV.

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Time Warner and NBC Will Remain Flash-Focused

Time Warner and NBC Will Remain Flash-Focused

Apple's iPad is something of a powerhouse when it comes to videos, or at least that's what Apple wants you to think of their tablet device. And, if you were to watch the antics of ABC and Netflix, then you might think that's true. But, they're not the only sources of video out there, and even if CBS and others are focusing on the transition to HTML5 themselves, there's still some companies out there that believe Flash is still where the focus of the Internet is. For example, Time Warner and NBC dont' feel the need to switch.

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