Boston startup Aereo once challenged the mighty cable TV industry with its Internet streaming technology, but has crumbled swiftly since a court ruling rendered its business illegal. The latest blow comes in the form of its bankruptcy auction: The company which investors had bet nearly $100 million on claimed less than $2 million from a sale of its assets. More →
Net neutrality, the demise of Aereo, personal privacy, and activism on the Internet emerged as central themes of debate this year, according to the folks who keep watch at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.More →
There is no denying that there are some great things happening in the New York tech scene these days, and it will onlyget better once Cornell’s Roosevelt Island tech-focused campus gets up and running. But, for a city that has been waiting for its big tech exit for a while, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, is going to hurt for a bit.More →
Thursday’s announcement by Aereo that it will be shuttering its Boston office and laying off most of its staff is the inevitable consequence of an unfortunate Supreme Court decision that will chill disruptive innovation in stodgy industries like broadcasting for many years to come.More →
Aereo, the upstart television technology that aimed to take on cable, revealed today that they are officially shutting down operations. The company announced that effective November 12, the company is shuttering its Boston office and laying off its 43 local employees (while others will stay until the operations officially close).More →
Streaming TV startup Aereo had hoped a federal court would give it the chance to argue why it should be classified as a cable service, as a way to possibly re-launch the service that the US Supreme Court outlawed in June.
Today, Comcast announces that it has debuted a service to let college students watch live streaming TV over the Web and mobile, with two Boston-area colleges offering it to start. The service, Xfinity On Campus, resembles one already offered by Cambridge startup Philo.