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Report: Verizon’s OTT service is named Go90 and it will be free

July 27, 2015 9:38 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Go90 will offer “live music, exclusive events, best of web content, sports, prime time and more.”                                  

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Done Deal: FCC Approves AT&T, DirecTV Deal

July 24, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andrew Berg, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As was previously reported, the FCC's approval came with a number of conditions, not the least of which is a guarantee...

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CWA plans weekend rally to announce Verizon strike decision

July 24, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by the CWA and IBEW unions is set to expire at midnight on Aug. 1.

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Report: Comcast pursuing deals with Buzzfeed, Vice Media

July 24, 2015 10:48 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The report cites unnamed sources who say all deals are in early stages and might not proceed.                                    

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EU gives blessing to Nokia, ALU deal

July 24, 2015 10:24 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | News | Comments

The approval follows previously disclosed antitrust clearances in Brazil and Serbia and the expiration of the antitrust review period in the United States.

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AT&T loses U-verse video subs as DirecTV finish line draws near

July 24, 2015 10:22 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Stephens also attributed some pressure during the quarter to AT&T’s on-going efforts to transition customers to IP services.

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YouTube creators looking elsewhere for money

July 24, 2015 10:17 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A panoply of ways to earn money outside of YouTube have recently emerged.                                                  

YouTube makes virtual reality push with 360-degree 3-D

July 24, 2015 9:24 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

YouTube says it's making a further push into virtual reality, promising to add 3-D support for videos that play back in its 360-degree format.

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Briefs: Cox, DVEO, Charter, Netflix

July 24, 2015 9:19 am | by CED Staff | News | Comments

Cox Communications announced that it is launching its gigabit Internet service for residential customers in Louisiana.             

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Moffett: Pay-TV programming costs could squash broadband investment

July 23, 2015 12:35 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The other outcome Moffett predicted is that broadband costs to the consumer will have to rise to fill in the gap in revenues.      

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Comcast adds Internet customers as video losses slow

July 23, 2015 11:43 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The country's largest cable company added 180,000 Internet customers in the April-June quarter, the smallest gain in at least two years.

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Dish rebukes FCC’s plan to withhold $3B in auction credits

July 23, 2015 10:59 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

"Our investments in NorthStar and SNR helped make the AWS-3 auction the most successful spectrum auction in FCC history."

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Powers behind 'Power' lobby Hill lawmakers for support

July 23, 2015 10:24 am | by Glynn A. Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

"Power" star Omari Hardwick and the creator of the popular Starz series lobbied lawmakers Wednesday for greater support for cable programs that appeal to minority audiences.

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Qualcomm to cut 15 percent of workforce

July 23, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Qualcomm says it will cut jobs, update its board and review its business structure as part of an effort to improve its performance.

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Briefs: AOL, Cox, Crown Media, AT&T, Popcornflix

July 23, 2015 10:12 am | by CED Staff | News | Comments

AOL today announced the global expansion of the company’s suite of premium ad solutions into video with the introduction of five new linear premium video ad formats.

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