Dish Customers Get Cartoon Network, CNN Back After Month-Long Blackout

Dish Customers Get Cartoon Network, CNN Back After Month-Long Blackout

Just hours after averting (for now) a blackout of CBS-owned stations in 14 markets, Dish Network has made nice with another of its foes in the broadcasting world, ending the month-long blackout of Turner channels like CNN, HLN, and the Cartoon Network. [More]

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CNN Parent Company Not Pleased With Dish’s Veiled Threats To Permanently Pull Channels

A few weeks back, Dish and Turner Broadcasting — parent company to CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network and others — couldn’t reach a deal on a new contract, meaning millions of Dish subscribers haven’t had access to these channels since. And last night, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen hinted that maybe it’s time for CNN and other cable mainstays to rethink how important they are. [More]

CNN Shows That Microsoft Surface Makes Great $799 iPad Stand

CNN Shows That Microsoft Surface Makes Great $799 iPad Stand

From NFL sidelines to product placement in various movies and TV shows, Microsoft has been making a huge marketing push to get its Surface tablets in the hands of people you see on TV. But what’s that distinctive-looking Surface stand actually propping up? In the case of CNN, it’s probably an iPad. [More]

Dish Network Loses CNN, Cartoon Network

Dish Network Loses CNN, Cartoon Network

Because pay-TV providers and content networks can’t negotiate anything without resorting to blackouts to try to prove who has the bigger dishes, the contract stalemate between Turner Broadcasting and Dish Network has left millions of satellite customers without a large slate of popular channels, including CNN, HLN, truTV and — most importantly — Cartoon Network. [More]

CNN Money's colorful but very misleading map about the expansion of gigabit fiber networks in the U.S.

Two Big Reasons CNN Money Is Only Half Right About Gigabit Broadband Expansion

Broadband internet coverage in the United States is still pretty uneven. While some, mainly rural, communities are scrambling to connect to the 21st century using slow, old, and unreliable tech, some urban areas are dashing forward at over 1000 Mbps. The list of lucky cities with gigabit connections is growing, as CNN Money reports, but it’s not growing in the way that CNN indicates. [More]

Hacker Group Briefly Takes Over Some Of CNN’s Social Media Accounts

Hacker Group Briefly Takes Over Some Of CNN’s Social Media Accounts

When a website gets hacked, what’s the best place to read news about that hack? Well at least in CNN’s case, the news organization wasn’t shy about revealing that some of its social media accounts and blogs were the victim of a hack attack last night. Everything appears to be back to normal now. [More]

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Manipulating Outbrain Service Allows Group To Hack Sites Of Washington Post, CNN, Time

It’s been a few months since we last heard from the Syrian Electronic Army, but the hackers appear to be back in full effect with a short takeover of the sites of the Washington Post, CNN and Time earlier today. You might remember those guys as the group behind hacks of The Onion and the Associated Press this past spring. [More]

Woman's Social Security Number Displayed To Millions During Democratic National Convention

Woman's Social Security Number Displayed To Millions During Democratic National Convention

How do you know you’re watching television with a Consumerist editor? Our commenters will probably formulate all kinds of punchlines for that setup, but last night, I was half paying attention to former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on CNN when I happened to see an elderly supporter waving her Medicare card at the camera. Her name and Social Security number were completely legible. “We can read her card! Stop showing that!” I shouted at the TV. The people on the television never listen to personal finance bloggers who are shouting at them. [More]

Behind The Scenes With Consumerist On The Clark Howard Show

Behind The Scenes With Consumerist On The Clark Howard Show

The Clark Howard Show recently joined us at Consumer Reports’ Yonkers offices for a look behind the scenes at The Consumerist. What’s an EECB? What’s it like to be constantly on the prowl for evidence of the effects of the mythical Grocery Shrink Ray? Why do we post so many cat pictures? [More]

Catch Consumerist On The Clark Howard TV Show This Weekend

Catch Consumerist On The Clark Howard TV Show This Weekend

Our special segment on the Clark Howard TV show will run this weekend. Take a sneak peak into the world of the editors of Consumerist. Join Ben and Meg as they show you how we made this blog and the special sauce that goes into making it hum along. They’ll delve into the EECB, the Grocery Shrink Ray, and reveal the answer to that burning question, what’s up with the cat pictures? The show airs on HLN at 6am Eastern on Saturday 7/2 and Sunday 7/3. [More]

Catch Consumerist On HLN's Clark Howard Show All Weekend Long!

Catch Consumerist On HLN's Clark Howard Show All Weekend Long!

UPDATE: As it turns out, the segment will air in a subsequent week, not this weekend. Sorry folks! Stay tuned and we’ll tell you when it gets rescheduled. [More]

Bank of America-Sponsored Poll Shows That Most Americans Don't Trust Banking System

Bank of America-Sponsored Poll Shows That Most Americans Don't Trust Banking System

It may be a random confluence of sponsorship, but this poll from the front page of CNN.com last night is too funny not to share. Thanks to Douglas for sending it in.

Amazing Coupon Queen Saves 97% On Grocery Bill

Amazing Coupon Queen Saves 97% On Grocery Bill

Sure, I use coupons, and I’m decent at it, but for me watching this video of the “Coupon Queen” is like a little kid enrolled in her first karate class watching an expert ninja.

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In one brain-melting two-minute clip, watch all the media frenzy, punditry, and cable-news excitement of the financial meltdown, courtesy of CNN’s own Rick “The Twitter Board Is Blowing Up!” Sanchez. [YouTube]

CNN Goes Into Apparel Business With Headline T-Shirts

CNN Goes Into Apparel Business With Headline T-Shirts

Michael wrote in to point out that CNN has a weird new feature on its site—now you can proudly display your favorite, uh, headlines(?) on your body with their “CNN Shirt” service. It’s beta, naturally, and they pick the headlines you can choose from—so no “What drove dad who kept ‘house of horror’?” tee to shame your parents during the next family holiday. (That’s the current top headline on their home page.)

Round 27: Blue Cross Blue Shield vs CNN

Round 27: Blue Cross Blue Shield vs CNN

This is Round 27 in our Worst Company in America contest, Blue Cross Blue Shield vs CNN. Vote which sucks more, inside…

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This “Quick Vote” is on the front page of CNN right now.

CNN Reports On Walmart’s Nazi Shirt

Set to the tune of “Flight of the Valkyrie,” here is CNN soft-serving the Nazi Walmart Tshirt story we’ve been obsessing over covering with such diligence. [More]