The Radice Files — Episode 61 “Steaming Is More Expensive Than Cable!”

Definitely. I’ve been predicting that for years. But now that big players are coming together, could the future bundling of streaming options cost less? That would be a good incentive, and a premium sales tool. But if past is prologue, it will spike up before it hurts them, and then it will come down and level off. This is one the market can more directly control.

Is Streaming More Expensive Than Cable? Depends on Where You Live

Remember when ditching cable for a few streaming services was supposed to save you big bucks? Those glory days are over, new data shows

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Senate passes massive bipartisan bill to combat China’s economic growing influence — CNNPolitics

The Senate passed rare bipartisan legislation on Tuesday aimed at countering China’s growing influence by investing more than $200 billion in American technology, science and research.

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Consumer Satisfaction With Streaming Services Slips, According to Survey | Broadcasting+Cable

American Customer Satisfaction Index sees higher score for pay TV

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Op-ed: Quality TV news could be a casualty of the streaming wars

Tom Rogers, the first president of NBC Cable, lays out the quandary for the TV news business in light of cord-cutting and increased competition.

www.cnbc.com

Trojan Shield: How the FBI Secretly Ran a Phone Network for Criminals

New court records detail how the FBI turned encrypted phone company ‘Anom’ into a honeypot for organized crime.

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Peacock to Launch on Samsung Smart TVs Tuesday | Next TV

Deal with top smart TV brand leaves Amazon Fire TV as Peacock’s as only remaining major-platform holdout

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Apple introduces SharePlay for co-watching, streaming and screen sharing over FaceTime — TechCrunch

As part of its FaceTime update in iOS 15, Apple introduced a new set of features designed for shared experiences — like co-watching TV shows or TikTok videos, listening to music together, screen sharing and more — while on a FaceTime call. The feature, called SharePlay, enables real-time connections with family and friends while you’re […]

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ViacomCBS Speaks at Investor Conference — The Hollywood Reporter

ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish spoke about Paramount+ and the company’s broader strategy during an Evercore ISI investor conference.

www.hollywoodreporter.com

Kevin Hart, Keanu Reeves, John Krasinski & More Join ‘DC League of Super-Pets’

Dwayne Johnson has just revealed the all star cast for “DC League of Super-Pets” on his social media accounts on Tuesday morning.

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Eddie Van Halen hated how he inspired a wave of “intense uber-shredding”, says Steve Lukather | Guitar World

The Toto and session legend says it “always bothered” Van Halen how he inspired a trend that “turned the guitar into more of a sport”

www.guitarworld.com

And finally…

Prince — Musicology (Live At Webster Hall — April 20, 2004)

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