You may soon have more options for a cable box than renting one from your cable company.
Verizon said Monday that it plans to pay about $2.4 billion to buy Fleetmatics, which makes software used by cable companies, energy providers and others to manage their fleets of vehicles.
It might feel cathartic to ditch your cable TV company. But if you're looking to channel-surf online, you're going to find services such as Sling TV or PlayStation Vue coming up short in some respects.
Comcast says later this year you won't need a cable box to watch cable as the company follows its rivals in offering TV-watching apps.
It's hard to get excited about a cable box. It's basically a boring oblong you put on a shelf near your TV and never think of again unless your cable service goes out.
Chet Kanojia, the founder of startup TV service Aereo, has a new offering that could shake up the cable industry again. His new Internet service, Starry, would compete with cable companies in big cities.
Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers.
Cable's pricey Internet packages may get some competition from the founder of Aereo, whose first attempt to shake up the cable industry was quashed by the Supreme Court.
The government wants to make it easier for you to buy and use cable boxes from companies other than your cable provider.
Getting cable service no longer requires a technician who'll come and install an ugly cable box.