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Viacom and DirecTV Settle

Viacom and DirecTV have settled their fee dispute, which means the satellite service’s 20 million customers will get access to shows like “Dora the Explorer” and “The Colbert Report” again. Neither side revealed terms, but they are very likely to be the same as every other carriage agreement: Viacom will get less than the fee increase it was asking for, DirecTV will pay more than it wanted to, and the costs will be transferred to TV watchers.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus