5 Domain Name Battles of the Early Web

At the dawn of the world wide web, early adopters were scooping up domain names like crazy. Which led to quite a few battles over everything from MTV.com to McDonalds.com. » 11/21/14 2:22pm 11/21/14 2:22pm

Comcast Spends $110K on FCC Dinner That Was Totally Not Merger-Related

On the eve of the FCC's pending ruling on the Comcast/Time Warner merger, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has taken some time to graciously accept an award at an annual industry dinner. A dinner that Comcast donated $110,000 to. And a dinner that they were definitely not using to sway the FCC's vote at all no sir not in… » 8/13/14 11:36am 8/13/14 11:36am

Comcast and TWC Boost Speeds Where They Have Actual Competition

If you're looking for one clear, real-world example of why Comcast and Time Warner Cable shouldn't be allowed to merge, let it be this: in one of the few areas of the country where the two cable giants face legitimate competition, they're actually upping their speeds. » 8/05/14 8:55am 8/05/14 8:55am

How New York Could Stop the Comcast-TWC Merger

This week, the world was reminded of just how awful Comcast can be, thanks to the recording of one appalling customer service call. But that flare-up was also a reminder of how many people could find themselves trapped in similar situations, with fewer ways out, if Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable goes through.… » 7/17/14 12:26pm 7/17/14 12:26pm

Time Warner Cable's Phone Bot Is a Flat Circle

My Time Warner internet went down at home today. This isn't unusual, because it goes down all the time. But it's a problem, given that I work at home. And it's starting to feel personal because my neighbor, Lifehacker Whitson Gordon, has the same shitty internet provider, but his service rarely goes out. » 5/19/14 3:40pm 5/19/14 3:40pm

Weirdly Enough, Comcast Thinks Its TWC Buy Will Be Great For Customers

Monopoly? What monopoly? At least that's one of the pillars of the 180-page document Comcast just filed with regulators in defense of its pending $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable. It is a big fat load of bull. » 4/08/14 10:57am 4/08/14 10:57am

How Comcast-TWC Will End Your All-You-Can Internet Buffet

There are broad, sweeping implications for the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. This is not one of them. This is a very specific, fine print change. But for TWC customers—and, eventually, the rest of us—it's going to be the single worst part of the deal. Welcome to broadband data caps! They're here to… » 2/16/14 12:00pm 2/16/14 12:00pm

Why the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Is Even Worse Than You Think

The mere mention of Comcast and Time Warner cuddling up to form one crummy super-conglomerate is enough to send you running for the pitchforks. But this unholy union—if it passes regulatory muster—goes deeper than MONOPOLY BAD. » 2/13/14 10:36am 2/13/14 10:36am

How to Escape Comcast and Get Your Internet Elsewhere

Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. » 2/13/14 9:52am 2/13/14 9:52am

The 50+ Best Tweets About the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

In case you missed it, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have officially confirmed their intentions to be come one gigantic conglomerate of suck. The internet, understandably, found this upsetting! Here are the funniest, angriest tweets about your new favorite monopoly: » 2/13/14 8:48am 2/13/14 8:48am

Comcast Is Buying Time Warner Cable to Make Big Cable Even Worse

Time Warner Cable is getting swallowed by the only monster bigger than itself: Comcast. That means the biggest cable provider, Comcast, is buying the second biggest cable provider, Time Warner Cable, to form a ridiculously ginormous cable company that'll deliver unsatisfying service under one iron fist. We should all… » 2/12/14 10:54pm 2/12/14 10:54pm

If the Cable Guy in Porn Was From Time Warner (NSFW)

There's a reason porn isn't renowned for its gritty realism: Reality sucks. Lonely housewives are sadder/more covered in cat hair; pizza boys are pudgier; and the Time Warner guy is, well, just all around horrible. » 1/27/14 4:20pm 1/27/14 4:20pm

Time Warner Is Setting HBO Free For $30/Month

Time Warner is now offering a new, affordable plan that lets you get HBO and about 20 channels for just $30/month for the first year. Great news for anyone who doesn't want to be saddled with 70 channels they're never watching. » 12/02/13 5:54pm 12/02/13 5:54pm

Time Warner will briefly lift its CBS programming blackout on Thursday night, just long enough to air the Democratic NYC comptroller debate. It's a small victory for democracy in a feud that's been grinding on since August 2nd. [WSJ] » 8/21/13 5:38pm 8/21/13 5:38pm

CBS Is Blocking Time Warner Cable Users from Watching Shows on CBS.com

Because we're all basically pawns when it comes to billion dollar companies fighting over dollars, CBS has just blocked Time Warner Cable customers from watching any video on CBS.com. Basically, if you're a TWC customer and head to CBS.com, instead of CBS video, you'll see anti-Time Warner Cable ads. Classy. » 8/02/13 7:22pm 8/02/13 7:22pm

TWC Is Installing Another 1000 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots in Manhattan

We're not always the biggest fans of Time Warner Cable; it's unreliable, expensive, and they don't seem to care two hoots about improving it. But we applaud the company's plan to beef up the free Wi-Fi coverage it offers customers—especially in the congested airspace of New York. Beyond the 1700 hotspots already out… » 6/27/13 10:24am 6/27/13 10:24am

Time Warner: Netflix Is Unfairly Withholding High-Quality Content

Netflix is currently rolling out infrastructure to pump 3D and higher-quality HD content through the pipes to your home. But Time Warner is upset: it thinks that Netflix's plan to only offer the new conent to ISPs that participate in its Open Connect initiative is unfair on consumers. » 1/17/13 3:46am 1/17/13 3:46am

A Time Warner Tie-In Just Turned Your Roku Into a Full-On Cable Box

Verge is reporting that Roku and Time Warner have announced that the cable company's app—which offers up more than 300 channels of live TV—is coming to the little purple puck. That essentially turns the $50 streaming device into a full-on cable box. » 1/07/13 3:39am 1/07/13 3:39am

Time Warner Can't Wait for Apple to Build a TV

Apple's longed-for à la carte channels-as-apps TV is proving remarkably slow to arrive. But Time Warner's CEO, Jeff Bewkes, can't wait to get one. » 11/29/12 4:17am 11/29/12 4:17am

Time Warner Cable Is Getting Sued Over Those Bullshit Modem Rental Fees

Pervasively unreliable Time Warner Cable surprised its New York customers with a postcard in the mail declaring they'll have to pay $4 to rent the cable modem you need for its piss poor internet service. And now TWC is being sued for the stunt. » 11/13/12 4:10pm 11/13/12 4:10pm