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Movies & TV

Comcast to acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion

Following reports of talks between the two companies yesterday, Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal has agreed to acquire DreamWorks Animation, home of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and others, for $3.8 billion.
Computing

Comcast raises the data caps, but warns it may be heading elsewhere

Comcast has heard the complaints, and raised the data cap over what 99 percent of the customer base currently uses, but it isn't all good news, as data caps may be coming for you, too.
Business

DreamWorks may soon be a subsidiary of Comcast

Animated characters are a lucrative business. Don't believe us? Just talk to Comcast, who is reportedly in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG for a whopping $3 billion.
Home Theater

Drop the box! Samsung TVs, Rokus will soon host Comcast’s Xfinity service

Comcast subscribers may soon choose not to lease a set-top box from the cable provider. The company has announced that its Xfinity app is coming to Roku and Samsung TVs, plus additional devices in the future.
Home Theater

The Force Awakens and other Disney hits now available via Xfinity On Demand

Walt Disney Studios films are coming to Comcast's Xfinity On Demand digital store thanks to a new content licensing agreement between the two companies. Viewers will be able to purchase titles from Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disney-Pixar…
Web

You can now buy Comcast cable and Internet from Amazon

As of this week, you can now buy Internet, TV, and phone services from Comcast by way of Amazon. So yes, you can now buy basically everything from Amazon -- including its own competitors' offerings.
Business

Amazon launches Cable Store, helps Comcast sell Xfinity bundles

Perhaps ideal for anyone that wants to earn an Amazon give card while signing up for cable, Amazon's new Cable Store launched this week and has started selling Comcast Xfinity bundles through the retail site.
Computing

Comcast tries to bully users into signing 3-year contracts

Comcast has rolled out gigabit Internet in Atlanta, GA to compete with Google Fiber, but you'll pay double the price if you don't want to sign a three-year contract, and your speed will also be throttled at 300GB.
Computing

Comcast benefits from Oregon tax break intended for Google

A tax break passed by the state legislature in Oregon to tempt Google to offer its Fiber service in Portland will actually benefit Comcast, potentially to the tune of millions of dollars.
Computing

Microsoft goes after Comcast customer suspected of pirating thousands of Windows copies

Microsoft has gone to a federal court to subpoena a Comcast customer who allegedly pirated its software, including Windows 7 and 8, through stolen activation keys.
Computing

Did your Comcast connection go down? So did a lot of the country's

A slew of unhappy customers blew up Comcast's Twitter on Monday, reporting widespread outages, affecting everything from Comcast’s high-definition TV channels to downed land lines to Wi-Fi issues to Xfinity problems.
Computing

Most hated ISP in the U.S. is now offering faster broadband

If you live in one of a few select cities, Comcast is now offering two high-speed options. 18 million homes now have access to 2Gbps fiber connections. If you have traditional wiring, you could also opt for a 1Gbps cable connection.