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

Wireless users opt for service without commitment

May 14, 2010 8:10 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

For wireless subscribers, commitment is out and short-term relationships are in.

Sony aiming for black as annual loss shrinks

May 14, 2010 8:05 am | by Tomoko A. Hosake, The Associated Press | Comments

Sony stayed in the red last business year but predicts a return to profit as restructuring and an aggressive 3-D rollout bear fruit.

Blockbuster posts Q1 loss, sees 'challenging' year

May 14, 2010 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blockbuster posted a first-quarter loss as the movie-rental chain suffered a drop in revenue caused in part by its bruising competition with Netflix Inc.


Cable Show: Genachowski insists there’ll be no FCC meddling with cable

May 13, 2010 10:00 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

FCC chair defends his “third way” proposal, but is open to cable self-regulation.

Cable Show: Upstream capacity a nagging problem and WiMax enters picture

May 13, 2010 8:45 am | by Craig Kuhl | Comments

Feeding power starved modems and taking DOCSIS upstream to a gigabit per second highlighted the “Capacity for Change: Capacity Expansion in Theory and Practice” session during the cable show’s spring technical forum.

Liberty Global teams up with vendors to build gateway

May 13, 2010 8:40 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

International cable operator Liberty Global announced it has teamed up with Samsung, Intel, NDS and Nagravision.

ADB CEO; Industry needs more open standards

May 13, 2010 8:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

ADB CEO Francois Pogodalla wants to take his “ personal video cloud” with him wherever he goes, and he wants you to be able to the same.

This Technology, Sigma Systems team up on management, ad platform

May 13, 2010 8:30 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

This Technology and Sigma Systems announced the Cable Show that they have launched a cross platform that helps cable operators manage content, inventory and subscriber information across advertising platforms.


FCC Lauds Verizon Rural 4G Effort

May 13, 2010 8:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

The FCC had kind words for Verizon Wireless’ plan to license its 4G spectrum to rural carriers.

Drifting satellite threatens US cable programming

May 13, 2010 8:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A TV communications satellite is drifting out of control thousands of miles above the Earth, threatening to wander into another satellite's.

Sprint to Launch HTC Evo June 4

May 13, 2010 8:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

The HTC Evo 4G from Sprint will be officially available on June 4 for $199.99 with a two-year agreement.

Adobe Hearts Everything Except Apple Policies

May 13, 2010 8:10 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Adobe has just rolled out a new Web-based advertising campaign, which declares its love for Apple but not Cupertino’s policies.

Sprint Unveils 4th Prepaid Brand, Rounds Down

May 13, 2010 8:05 am | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Comments

Sprint is taking its fourth prepaid brand to Walmart stores, and it’s got a new twist on the industry’s standard practice of rounding minutes.

Broadband Briefs for 05/13/10

May 13, 2010 8:00 am | Comments

Cisco Makes $2.2B in 3Q . . . Viewers watched 3.1 billion hours of on demand last year . . . OmniBus aids Scripps launch of new channels.

CABLE SHOW: Comcast connects with iPad remote

May 12, 2010 9:30 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast’s Brian Roberts talked up a nifty iPad remote during a general session today at The Cable Show.


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