Peter Kafka

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Cablevision Brings Live TV — In Your House — To iPhone, iPod, Too

Like to watch TV in your house, but don’t want to watch on your TV? Cablevision subscribers have already been able to watch live TV on their iPads, via an app the New York-area cable provider introduced in April; now the company is offering the same service for iPhones and iPods. The apps now function as remote controls as well. The service still won’t work once you leave your house, and Viacom is still suing Cablevision over the app.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald