May 31, 2012 The troubled Facebook IPO is casting a pall over high tech (wrongly, I think). The signal moment for the emergence of an even larger digital economy wasn't Facebook. It was Apple's iPad. It's the visible symbol of the rapid embrace of wireless data -- video, images, content, data and communication -- throughout the global economy. A safe forecast: The mobile Internet will transform personal finance.
May 25, 2012 Satellite TV provider Dish Network has a new digital recorder called AutoHop that cuts out commercials. Fox, NBC, and CBS are now suing to stop it.
May 17, 2012 The best laid advertising plans could be thwarted by a new service from Dish Network -- the satellite TV operator -- that lets users skip commercials all together.
May 14, 2012 It's upfronts week for the television industry, when networks announce for advertisers which shows are in, on their way in and out. Networking scheduling can be a bit of a "scientific art."
May 14, 2012 Variety's Andrew Wallenstein talks about the big trends on television next fall.
May 8, 2012 The new 24-hour English-language cable channel will target Latinos. But it's an unproven market.
May 2, 2012 Services like Hulu want revenue, but it's moving toward relying on viewers -- in addition to advertisers -- to pay. The new model may mean that consumers may not be able to cut their cable cord quite yet.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 19, 2012 ABC’s "Good Morning America" beats NBC’s "Today" show in ratings. More than bragging rights, the change could affect advertising dollars.
Apr 18, 2012 The web video service is busting out original content. Plus, we recover from the Gmail outage.