Google Suggests Web-TV Thingies You Can Buy Instead of Google’s Sold-Out Chromecast

Google has not only sold out of Netflix giveaways to bundle with its Chromecast device, but it doesn’t have any Chromecasts to sell right now, period. If you place an order on Google’s site, you’ll be told there is a two- to three-week wait before one will ship. As a helpful AllThingsD reader points out, … Continue reading

Report: If Aereo Survives, Expect Similar Services from DirecTV, Time Warner

DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications, taking a page from Aereo, are considering capturing free broadcast-TV signals to avoid paying billions of dollars in so-called retransmission fees, said people with knowledge of the deliberations. Aereo, which charges $8 a month for online access to broadcast TV, is locked in a court battle with CBS … Continue reading

Full Steam Ahead: Court Refuses to Rehear Case Against Aereo

In another victory for Aereo, the controversial TV-over-the-Web startup, a federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to rehear an earlier decision allowing the service to continue in the New York City area. Aereo, which is backed by IAC Chairman Barry Diller, uses antenna/DVR technology to let consumers watch live, local over-the-air television broadcasts on some … Continue reading