osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

Link Harvest: Comcast and DirecTV v. Roku

People generally don't understand that incumbents wage total war against potential rivals. That is how they maintain control, and how they keep everyone else in the supply chain policing themselves and avoiding anything that even looks like it might piss off the master at the top of the supply chain.

Now, as an exercise to the student, apply this principle to the seemingly illogical move of Comcast and DirecTV refusing to certify subscribers for the purpose of using Roku's HBO Go, even though they have had no problem with a similar ap on iPad and iPhone.

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