Tags » Policy & Ethics

Verizon to Offer Slimmer TV Channel Packages to Battle Streaming Rivals

Verizon’s new service, called FiOS Custom TV, starts at $55 a month and offers a base channel package with more than 35 channels, including local broadcasters and networks like CNN, HGTV, AMC and the Food Network. 55 more words

Policy & Ethics

The Baffling (and Slightly Insane) World Of Streaming Payments, Explained

Generally speaking, radio simulcasts on the internet and services like Pandora and iTunes Radio pay lower rates than interactive services like YouTube and Spotify because those two services allow the listener to choose what they hear, while the former services are passive, and generally speaking, the listener has no control over what is played once they’ve made their initial choice on what kind of channel they want. 30 more words

Policy & Ethics

Medicines Company Drug Finally Gets Nod From FDA Advisory Panel

On Wednesday the FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 9-2-1 to recommend approval of cangrelor during PCI to reduce the risk of periprocedural thrombotic events such as MI, stent thrombosis, and ischemia driven revascularization. 10 more words

Policy & Ethics

FDA Approves Amgen Heart Failure Drug

The FDA on Wednesday approved ivabradine (Corlanor), Amgen’s new heart failure drug. The drug has been available for several years in Europe, where it is sold by Servier under the brand names of Corlentor and Procoralan. 23 more words

Policy & Ethics

Diabetes Drugs Get Neither Restrictions Nor Endorsements From FDA Committee

Two diabetes drugs survived a meeting of the FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee on Tuesday. Rejecting recommendations from critics that the drugs should either be withdrawn or get new restrictions on use, the committee voted against any harsh measures, recommending only that information from two neutral clinical  trials with the drugs be added to the drugs’ labels. 37 more words

Policy & Ethics

Google Fiber plans expansion, then TWC makes speeds six times faster

“The Internet transformation will begin this summer and will include speed increases on TWC residential Internet plans at no additional cost, with customers experiencing increases up to six times faster, depending on their current level of Internet service,” Time Warner Cable announced last week. 61 more words

Policy & Ethics

Industry insider says free music streaming from Spotify, YouTube and more may soon vanish

“Here’s the skinny… Jimmy Iovine and the major labels are conspiring to get rid of free,” music industry insider and critic Bob Lefsetz wrote in a newsletter late on Sunday… 44 more words

Policy & Ethics