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Getting Around: 'More People Rode Public Transit Last Year Than Any Time In The Last 60 Years'

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If the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger is approved, the combined company’s footprint will pass over 60 percent of U.S. broadband households, after the proposed divestiture, with most of those homes having Comcast as the only option for truly high-speed broadband. As DSL fades in favor of cable Internet, Comcast could control high-speed broadband to the majority of American homes. Comcast is already dominant enough to be able to capture unprecedented fees from transit providers and services such as Netflix. The combined company would possess even more anti- competitive leverage to charge arbitrary interconnection tolls for access to their customers. For this reason, Netflix opposes this merger.
Netflix’s statement in their shareholder letter on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. (via parislemon)

Glad Netflix didn’t have to hide me hind some weird contract pressed by Comcast.

Facebook is still far and away the best site for sharing photos with friends, but pretending that the acquaintances we’ve accumulated during life are our friends is an outdated way of thinking about social networking.

Facebook’s friend problem | The Verge (via thisistheverge)

This is a smart quote.  And one of the reasons Facebook’s Foursquare-esque product launches (Facebook Checkins, Facebook Places, Facebook Nearby, Facebook Friend Finder, etc, etc) don’t concern me.

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