Now YouTube Is Shaming ISPs For Slow Streaming Video

Sometime in the past few days, YouTube started showing a new error bar on slow-loading videos. "Experiencing interruptions? Find out why," it implores. Clicking through takes you to Google's Video Quality Report page, comparing streaming quality of your local ISPs. If your provider's slow, Google wants you to know. » 7/06/14 1:00pm 7/06/14 1:00pm

This Could Be Our First Look at Mozilla's Chromecast Competitor

Ever since Chromecast and Roku hit the market, rumor has said that Mozilla was working on a more open, tinkerer-friendly type of streaming dongle. This week, Mozilla developer Christian Heilmann tweeted a photo that sure looks like a nearly-finalized product, and GigaOM got to play with a prototype. Casting's about to… » 6/21/14 11:00am 6/21/14 11:00am

T-Mobile Will Let You Stream Music For Free

In a surprise announcement, T-Mobile just announced that you will be able to stream music for free (as in it won't count against your data limit) from most of the major music services. This includes Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, and iTunes Radio, plus Samsung's Milk and Beatport when it launches. » 6/18/14 9:44pm 6/18/14 9:44pm

Netflix Lets People Know When Bad Streaming Is the ISP's Fault (Updated)

Last night, Yuri Victor tweeted a screenshot of a new Netflix error message he saw while a video was buffering. It tells Verizon customers exactly what's to blame for slow video. And judging by the response from Netflix's spokesperson Jonathan Friedland, it's no mistake. Update: AT&T customers are getting similar… » 6/04/14 9:45am 6/04/14 9:45am