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Cut the Cord

?Cut the cord? has become the rallying cry for those interested in abandoning cable television in favor of streaming online video to their phones, tablets, desktops and ??forsooth! ??televisions.

It?s an apt phrase, not merely for its echoes of severing … Read on.

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Quote: Netflix’ Open-source Alt-Distro Biz

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With the launch of a streaming-only option, many Netflix subscribers (including this one) will no longer say “and now the envelope please.” It’s a red-letter day for online movie distribution without, um, the red letter. What will happen to the … Read on.

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SNL “Tiny Hat” Thievery Denuded by OTM

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Much head-scratching has occurred over s the alleged plagiarism of the “Tiny Hats” sketch originated by Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and recently echoed on Saturday Night Live. According to On The Media, the big brain … Read on.

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Changes at KSRO beg the question: who killed the radio star?

Radio is for the ruthless. At least that’s how it seems when rewatching Empire of the Air, a documentary by Ken Burns (who else?), currently being reprised on PBS stations on the eve of its 20th anniversary.

The film … Read on.