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Sprint Nextel to revamp Virgin Mobile

May 6, 2010 8:00 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Sprint is revamping Virgin Mobile and making it focus on inexpensive plans for young people who would rather text or send Facebook messages than talk.

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Advertising council takes issue with TWC, Cox fiber claims

May 5, 2010 9:10 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable and Cox have been asked to stop describing their hybrid fiber/coax networks as advanced fiber-optic networks.

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Clearwire schedules summer slate of cities for WiMAX

May 5, 2010 9:05 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Comcast will have WiMAX in more than a dozen new markets, TWC in three more, and Clear will be in two Bright House cities.

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AT & T rebrands streaming website

May 5, 2010 9:00 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

AT&T announced today that it has changed the name of its streaming Web portal to “ U-verse Online.”

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Motorola rolls out new line of multi-screen media servers

May 5, 2010 8:55 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Motorola has taken the wraps off of a new line of media servers that were designed to deliver multimedia content and services across TVs, PCs and mobile devices.

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DirecTV, Yes to air Major League Baseball in 3-D

May 5, 2010 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DirecTV and the Yes Network are planning to televise what they say will be the first Major League Baseball games in 3-D.

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Cisco, French MSO prep HD 3-D VOD

May 5, 2010 8:45 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Numericable will use its installed Content Delivery System for the 3-D video service.

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The game’s afoot! ActiveVideo buys Tag

May 5, 2010 8:40 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The pair can deliver ad-supported games to set-tops and other connected devices.

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itaas, In Demand develop new interactive applications

May 5, 2010 8:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

In Demand and itaas have developed “first-of-their-kind” interactive applications that were designed to promote cable’s transactional products.

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SCTE reaches out to TBS, HBO to help with standards

May 5, 2010 8:30 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner divisions HBO and TBS have joined the SCTE’s standards-setting program.

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Broadcom adds products for Euro CPE

May 5, 2010 8:25 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

New chips support whole-home connectivity in cable modems, set-tops and gateways.

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Spanish cable op adopts Jungo software suite

May 5, 2010 8:20 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

R will deploy Jungo’s gateway middleware, along with a number of other software applications.

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CenturyTel’s Q1 net income triples on Embarq deal

May 5, 2010 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CenturyTel, which is buying Qwest, reported sharply higher net income for the first quarter.

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Qwest’s Q1 profit tumbles on tax charges

May 5, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Qwest said its first-quarter earnings tumbled 82 percent due to one-time tax charges.

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Vonage’s Q1 profit jumps on international plan

May 5, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet phone company Vonage posted a sharp increase in net income Wednesday, largely on its popular international calling plan.

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