Comcast Removes Unsightly Boxes and 4 Media Titans Making Waves
AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) and Penguin Computing announced that AOL was able to begin production at its first outside Micro Data Center (NYSE:MDC). As of now, the system handles nearly 20 percent of the traffic to AOL’s main website (www.aol.com).
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): Generally, cancelled television series do not reture, but AMC’s The Killing could return for its third season. The show was cancelled only a few months ago, but the studio found other means to keep the show going. In August, Netflix’s interest in bringing the series back was announced, and almost three months later, reports from Deadline suggest that the deal is close to completion.
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Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) CEO Glenn Britt sent out a mass email to customers in the New York City metropolitan area on Monday revealing that the company was able to restore nearly all service in the region, following Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, but three percent continue to be without cable and/or Internet.
Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): Chevrolet designers has teamed together with Walt Disney Imagineers to provide Walt Disney World Resort guests with a peek into a professional design studio that is creating a first-of-its-kind multi-sensory virtual experience in automotive design via a new test track. This is being developed in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jeff Mylenek, GM Design manager, Global Exhibit and Merchandising Design, has stated, “At Chevrolet, the diversity of talent on our team allows us to consistently produce sophisticated, refined and detailed design – but we don’t typically design through the eyes of a 12-year-old…Working with Walt Disney Imagineering, we were inspired to see our brand story from a more youthful perspective and really opened the parameters on how to approach this design challenge.” The intended result is to provide an experience inside the actual automotive design process.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) removed a number of refrigerator-sized utility boxes from sidewalks after the company received complaints from residents in Washington, D.C.’s historic Georgetown neighborhood, states a report on Sunday by community news site Georgetown Patch. Last week, Comcast spokeswoman Aimee Metrick stated that executives were meeting with officials at the D.C. Department of Transportation and a Georgetown neighborhood association to “find mutually beneficial solutions” to deal with the complaints about the boxes. On Monday, Metrick decline to comment regarding whether or not the boxes had been removed.
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