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Periscope Is On the Clock to Fix Its Piracy Problem

bloomberg.com — On Saturday night, boxing fans proved that live-streaming apps such as Periscope could be used for widespread piracy of live sporting events. The big question now is whether Twitter can help the small team running the app prevent it from happening again.

Pacquiao's Camp Wanted Legal Online Stream of Mayweather Fight

bloomberg.com — Disappointed that there's no legal way to stream Saturday night's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao? Pacquiao's promotion company shares your pain. Todd duBoef, the president of Top Rank Inc., told Bloomberg that his company wanted to offer fans a way to pay to watch the fight online, but Showtime and HBO vetoed the idea.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Will Be a Game of Piracy Whack-a-Mole

bloomberg.com — With the biggest boxing match in years just days away, the fight to keep it off illegal streaming sites is well under way. HBO, Showtime, and the promoters for Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to shut down two websites that are advertising free streaming videos of Saturday night's fight.

How Facebook Could Ruin YouTube's Party

bloomberg.com — YouTube's presentation on Wednesday will be one of the most closely watched at the NewFronts, the annual two-week-long event in New York where digital video companies pitch their wares to advertisers. But when YouTube rents out the Theater at Madison Square Garden for its annual dog-and-pony show Wednesday night, there will be a Facebook-shaped cloud hanging over the proceedings.

Expensive 'Prison Skype' Is Squeezing Out In-Person Visitation

bloomberg.com — The Internet communication revolution is being mirrored, in funhouse form, inside American correctional facilities. Companies that have historically focused on prison phone services that connect prisoners to loved ones and lawyers are now branching into video chats.

The Story Behind the First Cell Phone Call Ever Made

Uber's Fare War on New York Taxis Puts Million-Dollar Medallions at Risk

bloomberg.com — Transportation Photograph by Richard Perry/The New York Times via Redux It's been a great run for New York City's taxi medallion speculators, but the party could be coming to an end. The average price fell by $5 in June-a slight decline for medallions, which trade for a bit more than $1 million apiece, but still an unheard-of occurrence in recent years.

Verizon Bids Good Riddance to Customers Leaving for a Cheaper Deal

bloomberg.com — Verizon has something to tell the customers defecting to lower-cost competitors: Enjoy your inferior phone service. The company reported on Tuesday that it had lost 138,000 postpaid customers in the last three months. Francis Shammo, Verizon's chief financial officer, apparently won't be missing customers who, he says, value price over quality.

How One Guy Can Wreak Havoc on Plans for Police Body Cameras

bloomberg.com — Photograph by Win McNamee/Getty Images An anonymous activist is prompting police departments in Washington state to reassess decisions to have police officers wear body cameras, a move usually designed to increase the transparency of officer interactions with the public.

Why India's Net Neutrality Activists Hate Facebook

bloomberg.com — As the fight over net neutrality in the U.S. reaches the litigation phase, India's version of the battle over Internet rules is just heating up. The situation on the subcontinent shares some similarities with its American counterpart: a backlash against a regulator who seems to favor telecommunications companies over Web-based rivals, an activist-led campaign to flood the government with public comments, and even a viral video produced by comedians.
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May 04, 2015

Zuck on critics of zero rating: Are we a community that puts intellectual purity of technology above people’s needs? thehill.com/policy/technol…

May 01, 2015

RT @iboudway: Pacquiao's Camp Wanted Legal Online Stream of Mayweather Fight bloom.bg/1bln0TD by @joshuabrustein

Apr 30, 2015

Click on the phrase "restructuring" on RadioShack's corporate site and a window pops up to say "Something Went Wrong." Yes, obviously.

Apr 29, 2015

@eric_analytics again, all true except that apple is prepping push into streaming subs. That's part of the biz generator was questioning.

Apr 29, 2015

@eric_analytics good point but it doesn't sell phones if people are happy with spotify.

Apr 29, 2015

HBO and Showtime are getting ready for piracy whack-a-mole for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 29, 2015

RT @GianLaVecchia: I shared some thoughts with @joshuabrustein from Bloomberg Businessweek on the shifting video landscape lnkd.in/dNXhVbG @MECideas

Apr 29, 2015

Seinfeld: The show couldn't have happened w/smartphones. "What reason would Kramer have to come in? No reason. Kramer would just text me."

Apr 27, 2015

RT @MattStroud: 'Expensive 'Prison Skype' Is Squeezing Out In-Person Visitation' bloom.bg/1zf70xY via @business, with @joshuabrustein

Apr 27, 2015

@rwenderlich Interested in talking to Businessweek reporter for a story? DM me w/email and I'll tell you more.

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