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Amazon.com Inc.’s recent announcement that it would pay $970 million in cash to buy Twitch Interactive Inc., a hugely popular game-streaming service that is just over 3 years old, marks a key moment for telecommunications policy in the U.S. But the reason might be unexpected. more
Global private equity firm Providence Equity Partners on Tuesday announced its investment in Mauritius-based Helios Towers Africa as part of a $630 million fundraising round by the independent telecommunications tower company. more
Towerstream Corp. saw its net loss widen 18 percent in 2013 to $24.8 million, or 38 cents per share, compared with the $21 million, or 39 cents per share, loss reported for 2012. more
Rhode Island Internet users would pay a total of $21.4 million in extra taxes if the Federal Communications Commission votes today to classify the Internet as a utility under Title II, according to a NerdWallet study. more
KVH Industries Inc. is offering a new service for its mini-VSAT broadband global maritime satellite network to ensure its customers always receive high-quality phone calls when at sea. more
Goldman Sachs may need to work on its image. This year, the firm beat recall-riddled General Motors along with Koch Industries and BP for the dubious distinction of worst corporate reputation, according to a new poll. more
Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency medicine attending physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, recently led a study that found a text-message program may be an effective violence prevention tool for at-risk teen girls. more
The TV landscape in Rhode Island is going to change as result of the proposed merger of Media General, owner of WJAR-TV NBC 10, and Providence-based LIN Media LLC, owner of WPRI-TV CBS 12 and operator of WNAC-TV Fox 64. One of the stations is expected to get a new owner due to federal regulations that in most cases prevent ownership of more than one station in the same market. more
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt what may be a fatal blow to Aereo Inc. and its dream of transforming the television industry, ruling that the Barry Diller-backed Internet startup is violating broadcasters’ copyrights. more
In Rhode Island, television access through providers like Verizon, Cox and Full Channel Inc. is evolving to meet consumer demand from so-called “cord-cutters,” who view TV on mobile devices anywhere and everywhere. more
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