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How Did This Retiree Get A $184K DirecTV Bill?

Even after she brought in the media, hoping that the threat of publicity would force AT&T and DirecTV to figure things out, all AT&T was able to do was fix her account, not explain what happened or whether it would could happen again. – Laura Northrup, Consumerist

New Twitch tools help you become a pro streamer

To start, you now have achievements that tell you how close you are to hitting the goals you need to reach the affiliate or partner levels, such as the number of times you stream in a given period and your typical viewer count. Twitch will also give you a statistical summary after every stream, so you’ll know which achievements you’ve reached, where your traffic is coming from and other data that can help you grow your audience. If your viewership spikes every time you play Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, you won’t need to dig up that data the hard way. – Jon Fingas, Engadget

The ‘Live’ Giant Robot Battle Was Edited and ‘Filmed Over a Number of Days’

More than 22,000 people tuned into the livestream, a YouTube video has since garnered roughly 900,000 views, and the fight has been blogged by dozens of publications. Many of the top comments on YouTube suggest that the video is “FAKE,” and Motherboard has confirmed with the fight’s promoters that the livestream itself was not live and little of the production could be considered “real” in the traditional sense of how fights are usually fought and adjudicated. – Samantha Cole, MOTHERBOARD

Tom Wheeler to Ajit Pai: “Why the silence” about Trump’s media threats?

Pai, who Trump appointed as FCC chariman, has remained silent as have his fellow Republicans on the regulatory agency. In a Friday essay on the Brookings Institution blog, Wheeler echoed a growing chorus of lawmakers, media organizations, and others calling for Pai and other GOP commissioners to end their two-day silence on the First Amendment issue. – David Kravets, Ars Technica

Disney, Fox, Warner and Universal may team up on downloadable movies

Most of us got out first taste of the systems that link purchases across stores like iTunes, or Amazon via digital copy codes included with DVDs and Blu-rays. The studios hope that by finally banding together, they can convince customers to buy more movies instead of relying on subscription services or other avenues to get their flicks. – Richard Lawler, Engadget
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