Entertainment Politics

The Verge Tries to Write an Inflamatory Piece about Time Warner Cable and the GOP

TWC lobbyist sent an email last month to Republican staffers on Capitol Hill that pointed to an announcement from NBC News about a segment designed to help viewers get the most out of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. The TWC lobbyist wrote in the email: “Next time you think about helping the broadcasters — particularly the networks — read this…”

The outrage! A lobbyist trying to do his or her job. I would be surprised if all the cable companies were not doing similar things to both sides of the political aisle. Besides, there are a bunch of more terrible things that cable companies are doing.1

  1. For example, what about the pathetic upload speeds that most “home” internet plans have? 

Entertainment Technology

The Verge’s Roku 3 review

David Pierce writing at *The Verge:*

> It’s the best, most versatile, and most usable set-top box on the market, and buying it is a no-brainer. It was for me, anyway – mine’s on its way to me as I write this.

I still have an original Roku and I still use it all the time. At this point, I would recommend it ahead of an AppleTV.


The Verge’s Blackberry Z10 Review

*The Verge* really does do great video reviews.


The Verge’s Pictures and Tweets from Qualcomms’ CES Keynote

This is insane. Seriously, how does something like this happen?


The Verge’s Best of CES 2013

One way to follow CES is to just periodically reload *The Verge’s Best of CES* storystream.


The Road Not Taken

Dieter Bohn on The Verge:

> In a different world, Twitter would have stayed open to all developers, big and small, and found a way to build an ad platform that utilized Twitter’s unique insights into users’ interests but still managed to stay open to third-party developers. In theory, at least, it would have the potential to be a new AdSense, an advertising platform with a deep understanding of its users that enriches both Twitter and its developers.

That is the path a lot of the backers of []( wish that Twitter would have taken.