Advertisement
News
Advertisement

OpenTV joins Japan cable lab; Cox gets down to business

Wed, 02/27/2002 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

OpenTV joined Japan Cable Laboratories and says it's been adapting its technology to meet Japanese standards since March 2000. Recently, Matsushita (Panasonic) said it would use OpenTV's HTML technology, Device Mosaic, to develop an integrated browser using HTML and BML technology for interactive applications. BML is Japan's standard mark-up language for digital broadcast. …

Cox Business Services LLC launched Cox Webconferencing, a system that allows customers to set up a meeting on the fly, pull together participants and lets them interact on the phone and Web while viewing uploaded visuals, Cox says. The company hired Raindance Communications Inc., formerly Evoke Communications Inc., to market the service. …

iVAST Inc. opened an MPEG-4 development studio in Los Angeles in the old Beacon Laundry building. The site promotes development of rich media based on MPEG-4 and is iVAST's main facility for providing creative services, extended resources and customer training, it says. The new building also has MPEG-4 encoding and authoring products from the iVAST MPEG-4 Platform, a technology built on the ISO/IEC MPEG-4 international standard. …

EarthLink Inc. launched its high-speed Internet service to about 249,000 homes in Time Warner Cable's Indianapolis service area. The ISP has teamed on TWC systems in nearly 30 cities since mid-2001. AOL likewise started its high-speed service on TWC's systems in the region. …

Cox Business Services launched its Let's Get Down to Business program for customers of Network Plus. Spearheaded by Cox's New England operations, the marketing initiative targets those who might lose services via provider bankruptcies, and offers new customers a free month of local phone service, plus activation, voice mail and other calling features, Cox says. The company waives installation fees, has no minimum number of lines, and customers can keep existing phone numbers. More information is at www.coxbusiness.com. …

Riverstone Networks Inc. expects a slight loss to break-even in Q4, with revenue of $50 million to $54 million, and will cut an undetermined number of jobs. It also expects to take a $26 million to $30 million charge in the quarter. …

DirecTV Broadband Inc. hit a 100,000-customer mark, it says. The company is a former DSL startup, a.k.a Telocity, which launched residential broadband data service in 1999. Hughes Electronics Corp. acquired Telocity in April 2001 and late last year, EchoStar Communications Corp. bid more than $30 billion for Hughes. The proposed merger is pending approvals. …

nCUBE Corp. promoted Kyle Christensen to VP of finance and appointed Clinton Tripodi as VP of workplace resources. Christensen was nCUBE controller; Tripodi comes from Pacific Broadband Com- munications, where he was VP of HR. Both will work from nCUBE's Beaverton, Ore., base. …

Advertisement

Share This Story

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading