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Qualcomm to cut 15 percent of workforce

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

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


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

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


Technicolor buys Cisco’s set-top box business for $600 million

July 23, 2015 9:54 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In addition to the sale, Cisco and Technicolor are creating a strategic partnership to develop video and broadband products and services.


Yahoo suffers 2Q loss as revenue growth eludes company

July 22, 2015 11:37 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Investors focus on Yahoo's net revenue because it reflects how much money the company keeps after paying its ad commissions, also known as "traffic acquisition costs."


Study: 59 percent of people watch mobile TV

July 22, 2015 11:34 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Younger age groups represent the largest segments of mobile TV adopters.                                                             


Apple shares tank on earnings report

July 22, 2015 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor | Comments

Apple fell tanked over 7 percent in after-hours trading following release of the company's fiscal third-quarter earnings report.


Briefs: ARRIS, Comcast, MaxLinear, CenturyLink

July 22, 2015 10:34 am | by CED Staff | Comments

ARRIS Group Inc introduced ARRIS Hosted Service Provider (SP) Wi-Fi, a hosted version of its managed Service Provider Wi-Fi solution for expanding Wi-Fi service offerings.

FCC outlines conditions for AT&T-DirecTV deal

July 22, 2015 9:55 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Wheeler says that if the conditions are met, AT&T will build fiber out to another 12.5 million customer locations.                 


Report: FCC close to approving AT&T-DirecTV merger

July 21, 2015 5:16 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Once the Commission votes, if it approves the deal, AT&T and DirecTV can move forward, having already gained the blessing of the U.S. Justice Department.


Diddy’s Revolt TV coming to AT&T U-verse customers

July 21, 2015 4:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Revolt launched in 2013 as a cable channel on Comcast and Time Warner Cable.                                                    


Midcontinent picks Cisco's cBR-8 on road to gigabit service

July 21, 2015 12:21 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Midcontinent currently offers 200 Mbps broadband, TV, phone and home automation to 300,000 customers.                               


Comcast Wholesale HITS taps Rovi’s DTA program guide

July 21, 2015 11:50 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Rovi’s interactive program guide for digital terminal adapters (DTA) will accommodate both the SD and HD signals for HITS’s MPEG-4 cable distribution platform.


Verizon switches on 100 Mbps service in NYC

July 21, 2015 10:57 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon has invested more than $3.5 billion on its fiber network in New York City.                                                   


Verizon braces for FiOS revenue hit on big demand for skinny TV bundles

July 21, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

FiOS revenue rose 10 percent year-over-year, reaching $3.4 billion.                                                      


CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books

July 21, 2015 9:30 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Toshiba Corp. acknowledged a systematic cover-up, which began in 2008.                                                             


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