Posts Tagged Technology

Streaming TV case before Supreme Court on Tuesday

A videojournalist sets up outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2104. The court is hearing oral arguments between Aereo, Inc., an Internet startup company that gives subscribers access to television on their laptops and other portable devices and the over-the-air broadcasters. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.

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Job market for college grads better but still weak

In this May 20, 2013 file photo, graduates pose for photographs during commencement at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.  The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit.

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Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Chet Kanojia, the founder and CEO of Aereo, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court in late April 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in violation of copyright law.

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Cuban-American leaders helped ‘Cuban Twitter’

In this Feb. 1, 2014 file photo, Raul Moas, center rear, executive director of the nonprofit organization Roots of Hope, addresses a group during a "Hackathon for Cuba" event run by Roots of Hope in Miami, as a group of technology experts gathered to find ways to improve Internet access and information in Cuba.  Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government’s secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned. For a period of about three months, Moas was significantly involved in the now-defunct ZunZuneo program, including reviewing some of the project’s test text messages to those on the island and approaching potential investors, according to the documents. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government’s secret “Cuban Twitter” program, connecting contractors with potential investors and serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.

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Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, horse-drawn carriage roll through New York's Central Park.  Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry.  He has been stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. At first, he said he would ban the horses during his first week in office. Now, facing resistance from the usually compliant City Council, he says he will end the “inhumane” practice by year’s end.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years.

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