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  • Report: Broadcasters ask high court to shut down Aereo TV streaming service

    A cadre of prominent broadcasters including ABC and CBS petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to shut down Aereo, a television streaming service, alleging that Aereo infringes their copyrights and puts their businesses at risk, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

    Written by Zach Miners11 Oct. 13 23:28
  • NBC Universal: Retired or recycled 47 tons of hardware

    NBC Universal had no room to expand its West Coast data center, located on the Universal City lot in Los Angeles. So Dan Johnson, senior vice president of platform technology, and his team recycled it. The data center refurbishing project, which CIO Christopher Furst refers to as "converting a brownfield," virtualized 60% of the physical servers and shut down 2,000 physical machines.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell25 Oct. 11 03:16
  • Engineers: PROTECT IP Act would break DNS

    Provisions in U.S. legislation designed to protect copyright online could break the Internet's Domain Name System by driving users to untrusted DNS services outside the U.S., a group of Internet engineers said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross15 July 11 04:29
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