Six MSOs targeted by patent troll; Microsoft goes after TiVo

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> Patent holding company Pragmatus is suing six MSOs--Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems, Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable--for patent infringement. Story.

> Microsoft has filed a complaint against TiVo with the U.S. International Trade Commission. Story.

> Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell introduced new legislation to strengthen open Internet rules. Story.

> An Olympian struggle is shaping up between ESPN and NBC over who's going to cover the Olympics. Story.

> Look out, smart meters are coming to break apart the cable-telco wireline duopoly. Story.

And finally ... MetroPCS has joined Verizon in appealing the FCC's net neutrality ruling. Story.

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