This week the entertainment industry and American ISPs rolled out a system that aims to curb illegal media downloads. The system is designed to first notify users of copyright infringement, and then to curtail Internet connectivity in response to repeated offenses.
The Dow lost 200 points to close at 11766. Bank of America plunged 4 percent; other big banks also faltered.
After an early rally, the Dow fell 2.42 points Friday to close at 11866 as worries resurfaced about a breakup of the Euro
The Dow gained 23 points to finish at 12231 on a quiet day on Wall Street
Facebook and Twitter have taken bows for their parts in the youth-driven upheaval in the Middle East. Now the Al Jazeera network is pressing its case for better access to the US cable market.
Cable TV subscriber numbers hold steady, despite rise of Hulu and other services.
The Dish Network Corp. has agreed to undisclosed financial terms with News Corp.'s Fox, allowing Dish customers to continue watching the World Series, FX, and the National Geographic Channel. Areas such as New York have experienced a Fox blackout since Oct. 14, while other regions have had to endure since Oct. 1.
Fox blackout: In preparation for an extended blackout, Cablevision e-mailed its customers Wednesday saying it will reimburse them $10 to cover the cost of paying to watch the games online through MLB.com.