COVID-19 cord-cutting helps push Comcast profits down 4.4%, part of industry-wide trend

The coronavirus pandemic hammered Comcast during the second quarter this year, as theme parks closed, sports were postponed, and almost half a million customers cut the cord.

Trader Joe’s removing ‘racist packaging’ after online petition

Trader Joe's is doing away with store brand labels derided as racist and for perpetuating harmful stereotypes in an online petition.

Trader Joe’s removing ‘racist packaging’ after online petition

Trader Joe's is doing away with store brand labels derided as racist and for perpetuating harmful stereotypes in an online petition.

Comcast’s Peacock streaming service goes live Wednesday. Here’s what it offers.

Comcast’s NBCUniversal will launch its Peacock streaming service on Wednesday, giving consumers something else to binge on while stuck at home during the pandemic.

Comcast’s Peacock streaming service goes live Wednesday. Here’s what it offers.

Comcast’s NBCUniversal will launch its Peacock streaming service on Wednesday, giving consumers something else to binge on while stuck at home during the pandemic.

These Philly firms’ virtual internships are creative but the summer of 2020 will always have ‘an asterisk’

The pandemic became a death knell for summer internships. But some companies have adapted by creating virtual programs that keep interns connected with scripted meetings, regular lunches and more.

These Philly firms’ virtual internships are creative but the summer of 2020 will always have ‘an asterisk’

The pandemic became a death knell for summer internships. But some companies have adapted by creating virtual programs that keep interns connected with scripted meetings, regular lunches and more.
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Comcast is extending its free internet for low-income customers as the coronavirus pandemic drags on

The extension by Comcast comes as the coronavirus continues to keep many students and employees at home, forcing them to rely on their own internet service for work and class.

Fake crowd noise and social distancing in stadiums: How NBC will televise Premier League’s return amid the coronavirus

Games will be played behind closed doors, and NBC will use artificial crowd noise provided to the Premier League by EA Sports.

Comcast has reached a deal to carry Byron Allen’s channels, ending a racial-discrimination case

The agreement, which allows Comcast to carry the Weather Channel and other networks owned by Allen, comes more than two months after the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Comcast in a high-stakes civil rights case.

Comcast rejects calls for outside investigation of NBC’s handling of sexual harassment

Comcast shareholders, led by Chairman Brian Roberts, rejected three proposals from investors, including a demand for an outside investigation into sexual harassment at NBC News.

Escape from Silicon Valley: Facebook to hire engineers in Philly and a few other regions

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg named Philadelphia among cities where it will hire staff, in part as a way to diversify from its crowded California base. It also wants to allow more people to work at home to slow down the rate at which Facebook employees have been quitting.

Comcast is still charging late fees, but you don’t have to pay them

If you’ve been dinged with late fees on your Comcast bill, you’re not alone. But you don’t have to pay them.

Comcast profit takes a hit as coronavirus shuts down movies, theme parks

Comcast’s net income slid in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its theme parks and its movies were kept out of shuttered theaters.

AMC says it will ban Comcast/Universal movies from its theaters

The theater operator said the move comes in response to NBCUniversal's purported intention to shorten or eliminate the window between theatrical and streaming distribution.

Comcast launches ad-supported streaming service — just as coronavirus hammers advertising

The Philadelphia cable giant is entering a crowded streaming market dominated by the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, at a time when the U.S. economy is facing an unprecedented recession.

Coronavirus put a stop to Sixers, Phillies, and Flyers games. Why do we still have to pay sports fees on our cable bill?

Even with professional sports suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, cable customers are still paying fees for sports channels that aren’t airing live games.

Comcast sued by King of Prussia man over claims of an unauthorized credit check

A King of Prussia man who has successfully sued robocallers for tens of thousands of dollars is now taking on Comcast, claiming the cable giant illegally accessed his credit report without permission.

Thousands of Philly students are stuck at home with no computer or internet

About 14,700 kids in Philadelphia didn’t own a computer in 2018, according to the latest census estimates. And thousands more lack the internet connection they need to learn from home.

Comcast commits $500 million to help its workers affected by coronavirus; top execs donate salary

Comcast committed $500 million to support its workers during the coronavirus crisis, and the company’s top executives will donate their salaries to charities supporting COVID-19 relief efforts.

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