Is This the Beginning of the End for the Set-Top Box?


C Spire started out as a privately owned wireless competitor in Mississippi. Since then, it has expanded in several directions. Its focus last year was on installing high-speed Internet in a few Mississippi cities. Now it is partnering with MobiTV to offer a new television service for the home. The service will not use the set-top boxes common with cable TV. Rather, it will use a variety of connected streaming services and devices, including Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV and Roku, as well as smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android.

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Google Calls In Legal Eagles in MPAA Piracy Skirmish


Google has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, the latest salvo in its piracy battle with the Motion Picture Association of America. Hood targeted Google with an “unreasonable, retaliatory and burdensome” subpoena, the complaint says. The referenced subpoena likely is part of a coordinated campaign known as “Project Goliath,” an antipiracy effort by the MPAA and six major Hollywood studios that appears to be directed against Google. Goliath was uncovered last week, thanks to emails leaked following Sony’s hack attack.

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