I had an exceedingly busy three days to start the week–as in, it was a good thing my flight Wednesday wasn’t until 3:15 in the afternoon–then managed to keep my hands off a keyboard for most of the rest of the week.
Patreon readers got a bonus post Wednesday afternoon about my struggles getting Verizon to document where it’s expanded its C-band 5G service this year.
11/21/2022: Disney CEO recycling sees Chapek go and Iger return, Fierce Video
The lede for this story about Disney replacing CEO Bob Chapek with his predecessor Bob Iger–“Meet the new Bob, same as the old Bob”–popped into my head almost immediately, and then I checked Twitter and saw that I was not alone in thinking of that turn of phrase.
11/21/2022: U.S. total of streaming video devices topped 1 billion last year, Fierce Video
Before you react in disbelief to that number, remember that the authors of the report I wrote up are counting not just TVs and streaming-media players but also phones and computers.
11/22/2022: Amagi buys data-aggregation vendor Streamwise, Fierce Video
My work filling in at this video-industry news site continued with this writeup of one infrastructure company buying another.
11/22/2022: Comcast offers a week of streaming freebies to video subscribers, Fierce Video
Subscribers to Comcast’s video services are getting some extra stuff to watch without paying extra.
11/23/2022: Robocall-Enabling Provider Gets the Digital Death Penalty From the FCC, PCMag
If you’re a telecom provider subject to the Federal Communications Commission’s regulations, you should probably not answer an FCC query about your non-compliance by writing back “We are not needing this certification.”
11/23/2022: T-Mobile execs open a door to mmWave FWA, Light Reading
I wrote up my conversation at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit with two T-Mobile network executives, during which I learned a few things about the carrier’s fixed-wireless-access efforts.
11/23/2022: U.S.-Wales World Cup match draws 11.7 million viewers, Fierce Video
After writing this post, I felt bad for not watching any of that match live–oh, wait, the video services I pay for don’t include Fox Sports.
11/23/2022: Black Friday deals at streaming vendors, retailers and services, Fierce Video
After looking up all of these discounts, I then made it through the weekend without buying any streaming-media gadgets. My only purchase that Friday happened at a grocery store.
11/27/2022: Elon Musk touts Twitter growth, Al Jazeera
I did a quick hit via Skype to talk about Musk’s claims of rising numbers for total users and engagement on Twitter, telling the audience (as translated live into Arabic) that if Musk though Twitter had a bot problem before he bought the company, Twitter almost certainly had a worse bot problem after Musk had fired far more than half of Twitter’s employees.