Month: November 2018

Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps

Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson / Flickr) The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. The FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) distributes more than $1.5 billion a year to AT&T, CenturyLink, and other carriers to […]

Why customers should be wary of MoviePass and Sinemia, from class-action lawsuits to ‘F’ ratings from the Better Business Bureau

Movie-ticket subscription services have been the hottest topic in the movie-theater business this year, as MoviePass has sparked a surge in customer interest. But both leaders in the space that aren’t tied to a specific chain, MoviePass and Sinemia, have “F” ratings from the Better Business Bureau. They have also both been hit with class-action lawsuits […]

Tesla, Uber, Waymo, and Cruise are facing a major reality check as problems mount for their self-driving car tech (TSLA, GM, GOOGL)

Timelines presented by auto and tech companies have positioned 2018 and 2019 as milestones in the development of autonomous driving technology. But delays, reported development issues, and a fatal crash have raised questions about the near-term potential of self-driving vehicles. Experts told Business Insider that the media and autonomous driving industry have created unrealistic expectations […]

Apple just released this year’s sentimental holiday ad (AAPL)

Apple releases a sappy advertisement around the holidays every year. Watch this year’s tearjerker below.  Apple has a holiday tradition — to release a sentimental ad that basically doesn’t focus on products at all. Instead, it pulls at your heartstrings. Then it plays the ad over and over during football, basketball, Charlie Brown specials, and […]

Class-action lawsuits and ‘F’ ratings from the Better Business Bureau: Customers should be wary of MoviePass and Sinemia

Movie-ticket subscription services have been the hottest topic in the movie-theater business this year, as MoviePass has sparked a surge in customer interest. But both leaders in the space that aren’t tied to a specific chain, MoviePass and Sinemia, have “F” ratings from the Better Business Bureau. They have also both been hit with class-action lawsuits […]