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Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software' - BBC News
Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report.
The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US intelligence programs, according to the New York Times and Washington Post.
Israeli agents made the discovery after breaching the software themselves.
Kaspersky has said it was neither involved in nor aware of the situation and denies collusion with authorities.
Last month, the US government decided to stop using the Russian firm's software on its computers.
The Israelis are said to have notified the US, which led to the ban on Kaspersky programs.
coldwar  cyber  cold  war  hacking  coldwar20  cyberwar  leak  Wikileaks  Israel  Iran  Russia  USA  European  Union  cable  EU  Germany  spying  Lauschangriff  Angela  Merkel  AngelaMerkel  Security  IT  economic  damage 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Lib Dems may back government on case-by-case basis, say sources | Politics | The Guardian
Party would be ‘up for talking’ to Tories about supporting issues such as mental health and housing outside of a formal deal [...] Instead, the party has said it will consider each proposal individually, so far backing Labour amendments to the Queen’s speech on remaining in the single market and voting against the main government bill.
Theresa  May  nasty  party  Conservative  GE2017  Brexit  Liberal  Democrats  Vince  Cable  MayDUP  DUP 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Amazon Ups the Ante on Streaming Video, Challenging Netflix
Amazon has pulled the curtain back on its $9-a-month standalone video streaming service, which will give consumers access to content they otherwise could only get through Amazon Prime, which costs $99 a year. Amazon's new service is $1 a month cheaper than rival Netflix, // For years, the two have worked to one-up each other with exclusive content deals and original series like Netflix’s “House of Cards” and Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle.” [...] Amazon spends about $3 billion on streaming video content annually, compared with $4 billion for Netflix, not including overseas rights or DVDs, said Wedbush’s Mr. Pachter. For its part, Santa Monica, Calif.-based Hulu has become a competitive buyer of library and original programming, increasing its content outlays from $600 million in 2014 to $1.5 billion in 2015, according to estimates from Nomura Securities. [ GET IT NEVER PRODUCED (risk averse Hollywood) OR ASK THEM; Amazon, Netflix, Hulu - Co-Produce! or own it wholly. ]
Amazon  Prime  Netflix  Hulu  HBO  Television  Cable  Providers  Hollywood  iPlayer  ITV  Channel4  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  British  Broadcasting  Corporation  ZDF  ARD  arte  Entertainment  BBC3  ZDFneo  FullScreen  YouTube  YouTube  Red 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Netflix gibt erste deutsche Serie in Auftrag - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Amazon legte vor, Netflix zieht nach: Der Streamingdienst hat eine deutsche Serie in Auftrag gegeben - bei dem Kreativteam des Cyberthrillers "Who Am I".
BBC  Channel4  Netflix  Amazon  Amazon  Prime  cable  provider  HBO  Showtime  Hollywood  The  Content  Wars  ITV  Television 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Gordon Brown - Where Did It All Go Wrong ? - YouTube
Crash Gordon ( The Financial Crisis) - youtu.be/NL8A2fi3ols - the city generated 1/4 of all corporation tax income at its height! the city as a cash cow, that money was being redistributed into public & social services during the heyday. public spending increased from 40% of GDP to 48 (supported by the city cash cow). & the illusion 2 have a grip on boom & bust. convinced by 10 years of non-inflationary growth of the economy (thinking that labour made it). // BOE gov king was more concerned with the moral hazard of bailing out bad players (northern rock at this time) than with financial stability. northern rock was taken into public ownership under gordon brown. // 3 of the 5 largest banks in the world are British banks & each of them has a balance sheet larger than the uk economy. we are talking 5 times the British economy being the responsibility of the British tax payer. // & leading up to that infamous G20 meeting mervynking said there is no fiscal space 4 expansion
GordonBrown  GFC  bank  bailout  Labour  Party  economic  history  political  economy  political  error  political  theory  UK  NorthernRock  Career  Politicians  MervynKing  BOE  FSA  Positioning  Tories  Conservative  Party  George  Osborne  Vince  Cable  austerity  fiscal  policy  fiscal  stimulus  monetary  policy  monetary  theory  G20  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  expense  scandal  Westminster 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
FED Impact on Tech: Bloomberg West (Full Show 9/18) - YouTube
16:40 - how to consume amazon offerings!? via their platform, silo. closed. drm. // distribution model - for prime - lock-in - convenience - less friction. // "Kids don't care much about quality." // taking share of media consumption. // compelling offering - music, series, streaming, e-commerce, gaming, ... // it's not about entry point to access, lowering the price point of entry for the consumption device and the subscription of amazon prime in aggregate - and lock the consumer in. the aggressive price is an attack strategy (opening up/diversifying the price point) of the distribution model to grow the prime business. //
Amazon  Amazon  Prime  distribution  model  subscription  model  business  model  marginal  cost  Kindle  Tablet  phablet  iPad  Platform  DRM  Hardware  Entertainment  utility  Amazon  Dash  Button  e-commerce  pure  play  Escapeism  Gaming  Netflix  Apple  Music  Spotify  HBO  original  programming  Top  Gear  House  of  Cards  Television  TV  cable  provider  iPad  Pro  differentiate  differentiation  business  strategy  Cash  Cow  Jeff  Bezos  AWS  market  share  Walmart  Jet.com  monopsony  duopoly 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
How AOL Fits Into Verizon's Business - YouTube
- w data we can serve "great great" consumer experience, serve more targeted content (relevant, context), serve more (relevant, contextual) branded content (advertising, relevant adversing)
AOL  Verizon  Programmatic  Content  Programmatic  Advertising  advertisement  targeting  advertisement  re-targeting  The  Content  Wars  Big  Data  Wireless  Carrier  perma-cookie  cookies  TechCrunch  Meta  Data  metadata  user  contextual  context  ISP  cable  provider  USA  utility  Net  Neutrality 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC TV chief warns of US threat after big-money Amazon deals | Media | The Guardian
>> iPlayer needs to become an international subscription business. and leverage the BBC brand (sought after and trusted, it's the last public crown jewl that actually can compete in a global market! Channel 4 or ITV can't. ) // “Their model is built on having global rights and we have got to respect that. They are a very smart, impressive bunch of people,” Cohen said. “The key thing we look at more and more is the impact of global competition rather than just in the UK where very big companies can distribute their content around the world. That is a very big challenge.”
distribution  model  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Netflix  HBO  cable  provider  Amazon  Amazon  Prime  on-demand  convenience  friction  frictionless  user  experience  economies  of  scale  scale  globalization  globalisation  digital  economy  digital  content  Television  TV  The  Wars  content  discovery  content  distribution  user  generated  content  competition  competitiveness  IP  intellectual  property  differentiate  differentiation  Branding  brand  awareness 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
NBCUniversal Buys Big Chunks of Vox Media and BuzzFeed | Re/code
[ independent outlets vanish from media landscape as the big ones invest or buy outright strategic (in their view) assets as they ponder the way forward into a future where they seem irrelevant (attributed at al by Facebook, Google, Twitter, dying newspaper, Appstore - the (smart)mobile phone, ... ] // Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff — again, my boss — says that in addition to the NBCUniversal investment, the two companies now have a commercial partnership. That means, among other things, that they will collaborate on digital advertising, will work together on video advertising and video programming, and that you will likely see Vox Media employees more frequently on NBCU-owned networks like CNBC. (Re/code already had and continues to have a news partnership with CNBC). [...] Buzzfeed [apparently has] a revenue goal of $250 million in 2015. [...] NBCU more or less ignored digital for quiet some time. Still TV dwarfs digital publishing in real-terms $ ads spend, but TV is declining steadily.
Re/Code  Vox  Media  BuzzFeed  nbcuniversal  CNBC  NBC  Comcast  Verizon  TechCrunch  AOL  Wireless  Carrier  ISP  Big  Data  Programmatic  Content  Programmatic  Advertising  metadata  Meta  Data  user  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  perma-cookie  cookies  advertisement  targeting  advertisement  re-targeting  ad  targeting  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  user  behaviour  mobile  phone  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  discovery  distribution  native  marketing  advertorial  TV  Television  cable  provider  USA  corporate  conglomerate  Social  Media  digital  economy  digital  Multimedia  digital  publishing 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Chart Shows Pay TV Subscribers Shrinking | Re/code
Again: There are plenty of reasons to argue why the TV business is not the newspaper business, or the music business. For starters, many people consume an enormous amount of TV every week, and something like 100 million people pay (a lot) of money for TV every month. They’re probably going to keep doing that, in one form or another, for a long time. But the notion that the TV Industrial Complex could fend off the Internet without changing the way it sells its product to consumers and advertisers clearly doesn’t hold water anymore.
Television  cable  provider  USA  TV 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
So Far Net Neutrality Hasn’t Broken The Internet | TechCrunch
Shares of Verizon — the future home of this publication — a company viscerally opposed to net neutrality, are down a fraction in a down market. Investors, it seems, aren’t pricing much downside into net neutrality in the immediate aftermath of its enaction. There is a certain irony to the Verizon point. Verizon brought the last suit against net neutrality that led to the new rules. Title II is in no small way due to the actions of that ISP. [...] Following the FCC’s victory to put down a stay of its rules, Wheeler said that the decision “give[s] broadband providers the certainty and economic incentive to build fast and competitive broadband networks.” ISPs would rather have it another way. [ Profit maximization by historically lobbying washington for subsidies to build out infrastructure, without any oversight/accountability, ISP's have yet to invest in real-terms what they have received in government subsidies. Instead they've paid out shareholders w dividends & largess profits ]
Net  Neutrality  Tom  Wheeler  ISP  cable  provider  USA  Wall  Street  public  utility  utility  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  exploitation  crony  capitalism  accountability  oversight  regulation  FCC  transparency  subsidies  subsidizing  infrastructure  infrastructure  investment 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Unraveling Comcast Merger Exposes Weaknesses In Its Powerful Lobbying Arm | TechCrunch
Comcast spent $4.62 million on lobbying in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 50 percent from its spending in the same quarter last year. But now the cable giant is reportedly walking away with little to show. Much of Comcast’s spending was aimed at ushering through the company’s merger with Time Warner Cable Inc. and preventing the adoption of strict net neutrality rules. Today Bloomberg reported Comcast is dropping the deal. The news came a day after the FCC staff recommended a hearing on the merger, a procedural move that would essentially halt the deal in its tracks.
Comcast  Time  Warner  Cable  M&A  ISP  oligopoly  oligopol  FCC  Net  Neutrality  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
U.S. Antitrust Lawyers Said Leaning Against Comcast Deal - Bloomberg Business
Antitrust lawyers at the Justice Department are planning to recommend that regulators prevent Comcast and Time Warner Cable from merging. They are said to be planning this recommendation “out of concerns that consumers would be harmed” if the companies merge. &! 24hrs later; Comcast and Time Warner try to convince the DOJ that competition is bad for consumers - http://pando.com/2015/04/20/comcast-and-time-warner-try-to-convince-the-doj-that-competition-is-bad-for-consumers/
Comcast  ISP  oligopoly  oligopol  Time  Warner  Cable  M&A  USA 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet | The White House
@BarackObama urges the @FCC to reclassify Internet as a utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act; he recommends rules against blocking legal content, traffic throttling & paid prioritization; he advocates transparency at backbone connections & http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/10/7185933/fcc-should-reclassify-internet-as-utility-obama-says
Net  Neutrality  public  utility  utility  barackobama  presidency  Wall  Street  crony  capitalism  shareholder  value  public  interest  USA  ISP  cable  provider  oligopoly  oligopol  Tom  Wheeler  FCC  Lobbying  lobbyist  lobby  Career  Politicians 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
YouTube, following Netflix, is now publicly shaming internet providers for slow video - Quartz
@YouTube launches a new ISP-blaming message for poor streaming quality; now, when a video buffers or has trouble streaming, an 'Experiencing interruptions?' message pops up below the video:
Netflix  YouTube  netneutrality  transparency  ISP  cable  provider  USA  oligopoly  monopoly  Net  Neutrality 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Democrats unveil legislation forcing the FCC to ban Internet fast lanes - The Washington Post
The proposal, put forward by Senate Judiciary Committee chair Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), requires the FCC to use whatever authority it sees fit to make sure that Internet providers don't speed up certain types of content (like Netflix videos) at the expense of others (like e-mail). It wouldn't give the commission new powers, but the bill — known as the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act — would give the FCC crucial political cover to prohibit what consumer advocates say would harm startup companies and Internet services by requiring them to pay extra fees to ISPs.
FCC  Democratic  Process  democracy  Net  Neutrality  vested  interest  ISP  cable  provider  Tom  Wheeler  interest  groups  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  presidency  barackobama  barriers  to  entry  competitive  advantage  comparative  advantage  competitiveness 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
The New York Times Busted Lying Through its Teeth
NYT in the hands of a billionaire from Mexico. there had been before, non -coverage, about Carlos Slim (owner of telco's in mexico). and Washington Post was bought by Jeff Bezos. Press & dissemination of news - is one of the commanding heights of an modern economy (book).
Net  Neutrality  New  York  Times  nytimes  NYT  Washington  Post  freedom  of  press  internet  culture  transparency  accountability  Brand  press  coverage  Commanding  Heights  Spin  Spin  Doctor  PR  public  relations  Washington  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  revolving  door  presidency  barackobama  ISP  cable  provider  oligopoly  oligopol  oligarchy  Super  Rich  Gini  coefficient  equality  barriers  to  entry  comparative  advantage  competitiveness  competitive  advantage 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly, and Unfair - YouTube
Is Net Neutrality Dead? - youtube.com/watch?v=h3bIDRM8l2A ""pressure from ISP and Cable Provider lobby in Washington not to call them a utility"" - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/susan-crawford-internet_n_2670127.html - https://www.youtube.com/user/MoyersandCompany/search?query=Crawford +++ Bill Moyers Essay: As the SEC Door Revolves - v=pqA4RGI5i8A
Susan  Crawford  USA  Europe  Net  Neutrality  ISP  Cable  Provider  oligopoly  revolving  door  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  fiduciary  responsibility  public  utility  public  good  WallStreet  presidency  barackobama  book  infrastructure  investment  infrastructure  digital  divide  skill-biased  technological  change  knowledge  worker  White-collar  Blue-collar  productivity  social  mobility  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  inequality  Tom  Wheeler  democracy  barriers  to  entry  trust  trustagent  antitrust  Career  Politicians  transparency  accountability  governance  Don't  be  evil  corporate  governance  choice  marketplace  efficiencies  marketplace  marketplace  inefficiencies  innovation  market  plurality  marketplace  plurality  pluralistic  society  pluralism  plurality  utilities  internet  tiering  internet  metering  Access  oversight  short-term  thinking  FCC  public  policy  leadership  Vision  national  interest  public  interest  Principle  regulators  self-regulation  regulation  deregulation  discrimination  Google  Fiber  greed  crony  capitalism  corporatism  capitalism  Comcast  AT&T  Verizon  TimeWarner 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Google buys up games controller firm Green Throttle Games
Mobile Market is saturated. Now comes the fight for the living room and making the living room/TV/Movie/Surfing experience more like 21st Century. And cable companies (middle man) will become obsolete in the coming years. "More recently, the company announced the low-cost Chromecast dongle. The device allows content from a mobile device to be played out on a television. Joining Google from Green Throttle Games will be co-founders Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend. Mr Townsend was lead engineer for the Palm Pilot, a pioneering handheld device. + http://pando.com/2014/03/11/google-buys-the-ghost-of-green-throttle-games-as-tv-arms-race-gathers-speed/
acqui-hire  Nest  Labs  Green  Throttle  Games  Google  Apple  Amazon  TV  Chromecast  Apple  TV  cable  companies  USA  Comcast  TimeWarner  AT&T  Verizon  FiOS  Platform  TV  Arms  Race 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
Wikileaks Exposes German Preparations For "A Eurozone Chapter 11" | ZeroHedge
A EUROZONE CHAPTER 11
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¶9. (C) DB Chief Economist Thomas Mayer told Ambassador Murphy he was pessimistic Greece would take the difficult steps needed to put its house in order. A worst case scenario, says Mayer, could be that Germany pulls out of the Eurozone altogether in 20 years time. In 1990, Germany's Constitutional Court ruled that the country could withdraw from the Euro if: 1) the currency union became an "inflationary zone," or 2) the German taxpayer became the Eurozone's "de facto bailout provider." Mayer proposes a "Chapter 11 for Eurozone countries," which would place troubled members under economic supervision until they put their house in order. Unfortunately, there is no serious discussion of this underway, he lamented.
germany  greece  bailout  PIIGS  EMU  wikileaks  cable  cablegate  Europe  Euro  chapter-11  default  2011  politics 
november 2011 by asterisk2a

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