Here are the editor's toppicks for the week.
TheU.S. is having a very public debate about online privacy, and the EU iswatching. During a July 12 hearing, members of the SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, along with a panel ofexperts, discussed the pros and cons of the FCC's current privacy proposal,which seeks to impose new privacy regulations on broadband service providers.
Thebillion-dollar-plus IPO of Japan-based LINECorp. catapults messaging apps into the spotlight and could signala turnaround for a slumpingIPO market, analysts and industry observers said.
PayTV providers hoping the FCC would overhaul the retransmission consent regimewere left disappointed after the commission said it would not adopt any newrules governing good faith negotiations.
is teeingoff a 12-week swing in which it will present live tournament action from a men'smajor for the first time, cover the sport's return to the Olympics after morethan an century, and air the PGA playoffs and the Ryder Cup. Mike McCarley,president of golf for NBCUniversalMedia LLC's NBC Sports Group, discussed these and other developmentsdriving the network.
Yetanother break-out animated movie will fight for the top spot at box officesduring its second week in theaters, challenging the long-anticipated "Ghostbusters."