Comcast Will Raise Your Price Even if You Don’t Use NBC’s Peacock

· Andrew Orr · Link

Two things will go live on April 15: Early access for NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and a price hike from Comcast.

The extra costs will not be readily evident to new customers as the rate increases mostly appear as hidden fees…For some customers, these price hikes have already taken effect as the company began the gradual squeeze in December. All totaled, subscriptions should increase by about 3.6 percent for most subscribers, whether they use Peacock or not.

NBC News Now Offers Free News For Cordcutters

· Andrew Orr · Link

NBC News Now is a new streaming service from NBC that offers free news to cordcutters. It’s available on iOS and tvOS.

NBC News Now will air live programming between 3PM and 11PM Eastern through both the web as well as the NBC News apps on mobile devices as well as Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku. It’ll offer an ad-supported mix of live programming (both on-the-hour segments and breaking news) as well as pre-recorded features and interviews.

Tim Cook Makes Apple's Case for Privacy in Video Interview

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Tim Cook on NBC with Lester Holt

He did so by redirecting a question about the grilling Facebook, Google, and Twitter are getting for allowing (and profiting from) the Russian government’s efforts to disrupt our democracy.