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NBCU’s streaming service Peacock launches April 15 for Comcast subscribers, everyone else on July 15

NBCU’s streaming service Peacock launches April 15 for Comcast subscribers, everyone else on July 15 NBCUniversal officially unveiled its new streaming service Peacock today, announcing that the service will be available as part of a bundle for Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers on April 15, before launching nationally on July 15. […]

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Comcast launches SportsTech startup accelerator with NASCAR and others

Comcast launches SportsTech startup accelerator with NASCAR and others Comcast NBCUniversal believes its can access startup innovation while supporting future Olympic gold-medalists. The American mass media company launched its new SportsTech accelerator today, based in part, on that impetus. TechCrunch attended a briefing with Comcast execs at 30 Rock NYC to learn […]

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D2C companies deliver customer delight and simplicity

D2C companies deliver customer delight and simplicity Ashwin Ramasamy Contributor Share on Twitter Ashwin Ramasamy is the cofounder of PipeCandy, which provides algorithm-generated insights and predictions about ecommerce and D2C companies. His company helps investors, banks, tech firms and governments understand the global ecommerce landscape. @Ashwinizer More posts by this contributor The […]

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NBCU’s streaming service ‘Peacock’ announces originals slate, including a Battlestar Galactica reboot

NBCU’s streaming service ‘Peacock’ announces originals slate, including a Battlestar Galactica reboot NBCUniversal is sharing a few more details about its new streaming service, due to launch in April 2020, including the service’s name and content lineup. In a nod to the NBC logo, the service will be called “Peacock,” (yes, really), […]

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13 ways to screw over your internet provider

13 ways to screw over your internet provider Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to keep on lawmakers’ good sides. So why not turn the tables? Here are […]

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AT&T and T-Mobile team up to fight scam robocalls

AT&T and T-Mobile team up to fight scam robocalls Two major U.S. carriers, AT&T and T-Mobile, announced this morning a plan to team up to protect their respective customer bases from the scourge of scam robocalls. The two companies will today begin to roll out new cross-network call authentication technology based on […]

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Tile finds another $45M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform

Tile finds another M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform Tile — the company that makes popular small square-shaped tags and other technology to help people keep track of physical belongings like keys and bags — has made more recent moves to link up with chipmakers, helping it expand to wireless headsets and […]

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Comcast adds gaze control to its accessible remote software

Comcast adds gaze control to its accessible remote software The latest feature for Comcast’s X1 remote software makes the clicker more accessible to people who can’t click it the same as everyone else. People with physical disabilities will now be able to change the channel and do all the usual TV stuff […]

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Qubole launches Quantum, its serverless database engine

Qubole launches Quantum, its serverless database engine Qubole, the data platform founded by Apache Hive creator and former head of Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team Ashish Thusoo, today announced the launch of Quantum, its first serverless offering. Qubole may not necessarily be a household name, but its customers include the likes of Autodesk, […]

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On balance, the cloud has been a huge boon to startups

On balance, the cloud has been a huge boon to startups Today’s startups have a distinct advantage when it comes to launching a company because of the public cloud. You don’t have to build infrastructure or worry about what happens when you scale too quickly. The cloud vendors take care of all […]

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