Cable subscribers are subsidizing a dying industry
Ever buy a holiday gift, change your mind, take it back and get hit with a whopper of a b.s. "restocking fee?" When you return something immediately and it's unopened and unused, shouldn't it be illegal to charge money to walk it over to a shelf? It isn't, as Southern California resident Eric Rose ... More >>
Five of the nation's biggest cable companies today announced they're rolling out free wi-fi hotspots for customers. The markets covered including Los Angeles, New York, Tampa, Orlando, and Philadelphia. The participating companies include Comcast and Time Warner Cable in L.A. and Cox Communication ... More >>
Don't let the lovely "coppola" being built atop the Little White Chapel in Burbank fool you: T-Mobile plans to fill it with robot guts. The Burbank City Planning Board just approved T-Mobile's wireless telecommunications facility (or WTF for short; how appropriate!) in early March. And a newly upda ... More >>
Warner Bros.We'd rather be driving the 405Turns out a lot of you did stay home for Carmageddon. (Good boys and girls) And you watched some really shite movies. (Bad). Well, at least you showed some L.A. love, as at least two of your top five on-demand pics over the weekend were rooted right ... More >>
WeedMaps.comUpdated after the jump with T-Mobile saying EZ Texting has no case. First posted at 8:09 a.m. T-Mobile's latest slogan is "stick together." The company, however, is accused of preventing some users from trying to get their sticky together. A lawsuit filed in New York accuses the ... More >>
Service was restored to normal for T-Mobile customers in the Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas Monday night after many of the company's wireless users reported getting spotty or no coverage Monday. Customers tweeted about the problems and even a few commented at LA Weekly, with one stating ... More >>
T-Mobile was working Monday afternoon to "restore full service as quickly as possible" to its mobile phone customers in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire who were "experiencing intermittent data and voice service disruptions," according to a company statement obtained by the Weekly. The comp ... More >>
A federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that would allow Comcast to limit customers' access to heavy-file downloading and other sites that take up a lot of data "pipe" could be a mixed blessing for Hollywood. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of the ... More >>
Bono penned an Op-Ed for the New York Times yesterday morning listing his "Ten for the Next Ten," and one of his ten predictions concerns the future of creativity. Specifically, in a section called "Intellectual Property Developers," Bono warned of the catastrophe facing the TV and movie business ... More >>
FoxNo Family Guy? No Simpsons? No American Idol? (Well, that last one we could do without). The Fox network is threatening to go dark by the end of the week on Time-Warner in Los Angeles and other cities if the cable company doesn't meet it's demands to pay about $1 per subscriber per month i ... More >>
Does Big Media = Behemoth Media = Bad Media?
Taking LSD over seven times may or may not make you legally insane (if the myth were true, some of us here at West Coast Sound might have just missed the loony bin), but we can assure you, watching the psycho-delic circus known as The Threee Geniuses as many times is likely to drive you nuts, at lea ... More >>
As of yet there is no sign that telecom giants Viacom and Time Warner Cable have settled their dispute over new pay rates -- a no-prisoners battle that threatens to pull the plug on L.A.'s two-million Time Warner cable TV customers. At issue is Viacom's demand for an extra $39 million to be paid by ... More >>
AT&T and L.A. City Hall quietly lead a national push to silence the little guy
The bad news: we're gonna have to wait until the fall. The good news: we've got frequent flier miles. RADIOHEAD CONFIRMS MAY 2008 U.S. DATES & VENUES RADIOHEAD has confirmed the dates and venues to be visited on the first segment of its upcoming North American tour. They are: May 5 - Cruzan Amp ... More >>
Another possible owner for Universal City
Carnivore is a natural-born privacy predator
Who got screwed when Time-Warner jumped into bedwith AOL?
New law allows satellite TV to carry local channels. The problem is, they don't have the room.
Downtown high-rise is Information Superhighway's Grand Junction (Internet and phone giants shake hands in the Meet Me Room)
How the 'Four Civics Center Network' got rerouted
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