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Dish says Comcast refusing to air Sling TV ads

July 31, 2015 | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Maybe these ads hit a little too close to home for them.”                                                                           

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Briefs: D-Link, TIA, Comtech, Hitron

August 3, 2015 1:00 pm | by CED Staff | News | Comments

D-Link today announced immediate availability of two new iSCSI SAN Arrays, the 1GbE DSN-6210 and 10GbE DSN-6510. Delivering speed and high availability and flexibility in both physical and virtual environments, the DSN-6210 and 6510 provide...


Verizon, CWA negotiations continue without strike despite contract lapse

August 3, 2015 12:34 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Negotiations between Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) continued Monday despite the lapse of the employment contracts covering more than 37,000 wireline employees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.


Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

August 3, 2015 11:44 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In the past, not all advertisers bought online time along with a pricey 30-second spot during the most-watched TV event of the year. That meant online viewers had to go to a Super Bowl ad repository, such as...


In wake of DirecTV deal, AT&T bundles wireless and cable

August 3, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

According to a press release, AT&T will offer a wireless and cable bundle that includes HD and DVR basic TV service for up to four receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines, and...


Nokia profit grows as networks division leads turnaround

July 31, 2015 11:22 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia said that the networks unit, which accounts for 85 percent of total revenue, was expected to see growth of some 8 to 11 percent for the full year.


Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

July 31, 2015 10:29 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737...


Briefs: Liberty Global, NetCracker, Outerwall, Frontier

July 31, 2015 10:24 am | by CED Staff | News | Comments

Liberty Global plc today announced that it has acquired 138.7 million shares in ITV plc (“ITV”), thereby increasing its existing stake to a total of 398.5 million shares in ITV...


Senators’ call for LTE-U oversight by FCC draws mixed reactions

July 31, 2015 9:50 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

A group of Democratic lawmakers Thursday sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, urging the Commission to engage in cautious oversight of LTE technologies...


Why do we need more licensed spectrum?

July 30, 2015 1:25 pm | Articles | Comments

CTIA released a short video that shows that more licensed spectrum is a necessity in order to meet Americans’ demand for mobile.


CWA rallies New York mayors, attack ads in union fight with Verizon

July 30, 2015 12:43 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The ads hit this week after a majority of Verizon workers within CWA voted in favor of striking unless Verizon alters its contract bargaining demands.


TWC’s 2Q profits hit by rising programming costs

July 30, 2015 10:55 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The slight profit loss came on elevated revenue, which rose 3.5 percent to $5.93 billion, driven by Business Services growing 16.2 percent year-over-year.


SCTE releases first wave of Energy 2020 standards

July 30, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

SCTE says the new standards, which will continue to be expanded on, are for generating performance measurements from the rack to the system level.


Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

July 30, 2015 9:44 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments says Echo users don't need to worry about the device eavesdropping on them.                                             


Sony quarterly profit up amid drop in TV sales

July 30, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said a sharp fall in smartphone and mid-range LCD television sales was offset by foreign exchange gains and strong sales of image sensors.

Briefs: Mediacom, Universal Electronics, Thomson, Virgin Media

July 30, 2015 9:24 am | by CED Staff | News | Comments

​Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) announced that it has reached a new milestone with its QuickSet solution, having shipped the platform in more than 150 million devices around the world.



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