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Briefs: Cisco, 6Wind, Novatel Wireless, Rogers, Shaw

July 6, 2015 9:55 am | by CED Staff | Comments

6WIND, a networking software company, announced that Cisco Investments has invested in 6WIND as part of Cisco's...                 

Verizon FiOS 2Q subscriber growth could slow, analysts say

July 2, 2015 11:31 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The analysts attribute the stunted growth to smaller gross additions and not elevated churn.                                       


Hulu inks distribution deal with Pluto TV

July 2, 2015 11:02 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Hulu has reached a distribution agreement with startup Pluto TV that will make all of Hulu's free content available to Pluto TV. The startup consolidates video content into a programming grid, but also . . .


Facebook will begin sharing ad revenue with video content providers

July 2, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The revenue split matches the model YouTube has employed for years.                                                                

Briefs: IEEE, Intelesat, Liberty Global, Netgear, Tessco Technologies

July 2, 2015 10:15 am | by CED staff | Comments

IEEE has announced the availability of its "IEEE 802.3 Industry Connections Feasibility Assessment for the Next Generation of EPON." The 802.3 communication was developed through gathering input between . . .

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision files for IPO

July 2, 2015 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Spanish-language broadcasting company Univision Holdings Inc. filed plans Thursday to launch an initial public offering of its stock.


Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant

July 2, 2015 10:10 am | by Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer | Comments

The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel.


Report: AT&T, DirecTV merger gets thumbs up from DoJ

July 2, 2015 9:51 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Now AT&T and DirecTV await the FCC’s approval.                                                                                     


Magic Leap hires former Vevo CEO as content chief

July 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

According to a press release, Caraeff will be responsible for “development, operations and business management of Magic Leap's cloud-based ecosystem and media network.”

AT&T, CBS reach distribution agreement

July 1, 2015 1:26 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

AT&T and CBS reached a new distribution agreement, and AT&T will continue broadcasting CBS programming including Showtime to its U-verse customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The companies . . .

OpenDaylight releases third version of its open SDN software

July 1, 2015 12:32 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

The OpenDaylight Project has released the third edition of its open source platform. OpenDaylight Lithium was developed by the Project's Integration Group, which tested end user-defined use cases and . . .

FBI investigating coordinated attacks on Wave Broadband service

July 1, 2015 10:28 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

A Wave Broadband spokesperson told USA Today that an unspecified amount of Sacramento-area customers were bumped offline...


Briefs: CenturyLink, AT&T, SmarDTV, BT

July 1, 2015 9:51 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Jason Bobb has been appointed as CenturyLink's vice president of global sales for the U.S. East region. As vice president Bobb will be responsible for increasing market share and selling hybrid IT . . .  

Cisco to buy security company OpenDNS for $635 million

July 1, 2015 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

OpenDNS, based in San Francisco, makes online software that protects devices and computers at companies and organizations against viruses and malware.

Disney picks McCarthy as CFO; names Mayer as strategy chief

July 1, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. also promoted Kevin Mayer to the newly created position of chief strategy officer, a nod to his deep involvement in the purchase of...


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