Posts Tagged Media

Not so fast cordcutters_cable’s not going anywhere

This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a network here and there — why would anyone sign up now for cable?

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Tim Russert office exhibit opens at Buffalo museum

In this Feb. 26, 2008, file photo, NBC's Tim Russert speaks to the crowd during a debate between Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., in Cleveland. An exhibit honoring the late Russert is opening, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. The exhibit titled “Inside Tim Russert’s Office,” will be on display at the Buffalo History Museum. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An exhibit honoring the late Tim Russert is opening in the hometown of the long-time moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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Chinese art colony’s free-speech illusion shatters

In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2014, Chinese artist Li Dapeng talks to reporters in front of one of his works depicting a typical Chinese scene featuring figures with grotesque pig heads at his studio in the Songzhuang art district in eastern Beijing, China. Artists in Songzhuang have long enjoyed rare creative freedoms by keeping their art and conversation mostly away from the public, but police arrested 13 people who work or live in the district in October after they posted online pictures and commentary support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(AP Photo/Jack Chang)

BEIJING (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing’s Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China’s prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer.

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Wisconsin picked to win Big Ten in media vote

In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) drives as Baylor center Isaiah Austin (21) watches during the second half in a regional semifinal NCAA college basketball tournament game in Anaheim, Calif. Wisconsin is the unanimous pick to win the Big Ten, and the Badgers' Kaminsky is the Preseason Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — When he found out Rutgers was joining the Big Ten, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan was a happy man. He loves the Jersey shore.

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Review: Macs, mobile unite with Yosemite system

Craig Federighi, senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple, discusses the new operating system update during an event at Apple headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — If you’ve upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar.

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