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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Equity firm buys Fibertech

August 26, 2010 8:15 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The transaction could be for approximately $500 million.


Google plugs free PC-to-phone calling into e-mail

August 26, 2010 8:10 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is adding a free e-mail feature that may persuade more people to cut the cord.

Apple's 99-cent TV show idea is no game-changer

August 26, 2010 8:05 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

Apple's iTunes store may have revolutionized the music business, but it won't change how people watch TV.


Government report: 4 companies control wireless market

August 26, 2010 8:00 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Mergers and acquisitions over the past decade have left just four big carriers.

Cox, NFL Network renew carriage vows

August 25, 2010 8:45 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

They have reworked their carriage agreement into a long-term deal.

Charter to sell Ark. system to CoBridge Communications

August 25, 2010 8:40 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Charter is selling off its cable system near Benton, Ark.

Shaw Direct to bow new Motorola HD DVR next month

August 25, 2010 8:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Shaw Direct will be offering its subscribers the opportunity to buy or lease a new HD DVR.

TiVo offers data on promo effectiveness

August 25, 2010 8:30 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

TiVo now has data on who watched a promo and who watched the promoted show.


Clearwire to unveil strategic plans Monday

August 25, 2010 8:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Clearwire is going to unveil plans to serve a "new customer segment."

In the media: Apple negotiating to rent TV shows

August 25, 2010 8:20 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The move would put Apple on a footing with the likes of Netflix and Amazon.

CenturyLink, Qwest shareholders OK takeover

August 25, 2010 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shareholders have approved the $10 billion takeover.

Study: Call back the call centers

August 25, 2010 8:10 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Surprise! U.S. consumers hate foreign call centers.

Verizon-AT & T deal finalized on Centennial assets

August 25, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Verizon Wireless has completed its purchase from AT&T.

Target adds service to electronics offerings

August 25, 2010 8:00 am | by Emily Fredrix, AP Retail Writer | Comments

The retailer is making a big push to become known as a destination for electronics.

TWC picks primary remote control, power supply vendors

August 24, 2010 8:50 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable picked Universal Remote Control and Alpha as primary vendors.


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