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Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By September 12, 2014

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Verizon vs. Netflix: What's this really about? (Q&A)

Verizon's top policy wonk explains why Netflix shouldn't blame Verizon for poor streaming quality. He also talks Net neutrality.

By June 7, 2014

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How Google found the best route for the Netflix era

Commentary: The answer to better, faster video-streaming services over the Internet can be summed up in one word -- competition.

By May 23, 2014

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​Comcast vs. Netflix: Is this really about Net neutrality?

Netflix’s disputes with broadband providers, like Comcast, have zip to do with Net neutrality. Here's what you need to know about Net neutrality, and the Internet, to understand why.

By May 15, 2014

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Microsoft gets more customers into the 'Mix' for test of new Office app

Company expands customer preview of app that lets teachers turn PowerPoint shows into "interactive online lessons."

By May 6, 2014

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Level 3 accuses six broadband providers of degrading network traffic

Level 3 says the providers are slowing down Internet traffic to extract payment from it. But a deeper dive into the specifics reveals there may be another side to the story.

By May 5, 2014

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Microsoft reports strong Q3, with help from Win upgrades, Office 365

The company's first quarter with Satya Nadella at the helm is a good one, as the enterprise unit delivers the dollars again.

By April 24, 2014

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Microsoft, Nook redo deal; no Microsoft e-reader in the works

It looks like the Nook Windows 8 app may be superseded by a Microsoft reading app. But the planned Nook Windows Phone app is seemingly tabled.

By March 13, 2014

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Rereading the tea leaves in the Netflix-Comcast deal

commentary Commentators appear to have assumed the worst about Netflix's recently announced paid peering deal with Comcast. What's the real message in the deal? The Internet isn't broken.

By March 6, 2014

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Microsoft to bring social, machine learning tech to Office 365

Microsoft will be making some big changes as to how Office 365 looks and works later this year with the addition of new Office Graph and "Oslo" technologies.

By March 3, 2014