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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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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