Comcast highlights for week: Roberts spends time with Obama on Vineyard; WSJ on Steve Burke

Tom Paine

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The Wall Street Journal has a feature article on Steve Burke and his effort to turn around
NBC Universal
(subscription). Somewhat mixed results, it suggests.

Is Comcast inching into the cartoon biz? Its Universal Studios just bought film rights to the new Boom! Studios comic Day Men just a month after its launch. This follows the success of another Boom! Studios strip turned movie released by Universal, "2 Guns", which had a #1 debut at the box office early this month.

Comcast Chairman & CEO Brian Roberts spent time again this year with President Obama on Martha's Vineyard. Roberts golfed with the President and he and his wife Aileen hosted a cocktail reception for Obama at their home.

Geekwire's Todd Bishop give's Comcast's Xfinity X1 a glowing review.

Comcast apologized Wednesday for a letter an agent of the firm sent to online news site TorrentFreak, saying it was an error. The cease & desist letter ordered the site to remove a copy of a document from its website even though the document was from publicly available court records.

Perceived Missteps May have Hit a Tipping Point for Ballmer (

Ben Franklin gets his own high-tech museum in Philly (USA Today)