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SCTE, NCTA, CableLabs combo on tech program

May 3, 2010 8:30 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The three cable organizations work together to build a technology track at Cable Connection.

Ensequence survey: Interactive apps gaining traction with viewers

May 3, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

According to a recent survey, interactive TV applications are starting to migrate from being “cool features” to “must-haves.”

JDSU closes Agilent LTE testing purchase

May 3, 2010 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

JDSU says it has completed its acquisition of Agilent’s network testing business.


SCTE announces 2010 board candidates

May 3, 2010 8:15 am | by CED staff | Comments

The SCTE has announced the slate of candidates for the SCTE’s board of directors election 2010.


Shaw buys Goldman's stake in Canwest

May 3, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shaw Communications is paying $700 million to buy the 65 percent stake of Canada's second-largest private television network.

Apple sells 1M iPads, outdoing first iPhone

May 3, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple has sold 1 million of its new iPad tablet computers in the month after its launch.

Apple shutting Lala; `Cloud' music on horizon?

May 3, 2010 8:00 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

Apple is shutting down Lala amid speculation it is creating a way for iTunes customers to listen to songs stored on distant computers.

DirecTV, Alcatel-Lucent draw a bead on MDUs

April 30, 2010 8:40 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

DirecTV and Alcatel-Lucent announced the first U.S.-based installation of their respective technologies that were designed to serve multi-dwelling units.


Report: Google cooking up TV software

April 30, 2010 8:35 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Google is working on Android-based TV software that could lead to more Internet video becoming available on set-top boxes, TVs and other devices.

SureWest reports flat Q1 revenue

April 30, 2010 8:30 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company is moving into cellular backhaul and is expanding its reach with video for future growth.


CommScope posts Q1 loss

April 30, 2010 8:25 am | by CED Staff | Comments

CommScope posted a loss of $22.1 million in the first quarter, compared with a loss of $20.5 million in the same quarter a year ago.

YouTube racks up 13B video views in March

April 30, 2010 8:20 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

There may be a limit to how many videos consumers want to view on the Internet, but we haven’t hit the peak just yet.

Adobe responds to Apple

April 30, 2010 8:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen yesterday publicly denied many of the allegations made by Apple CEO Steve Jobs regarding Flash.

Report: Smartphone shipments aid handset recovery

April 30, 2010 8:10 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Smartphone shipments appear to be picking up steam as the economy mends.

Samsung’s Q1 net profit surges to record high

April 30, 2010 8:05 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | Comments

Samsung Electronics said net profit surged more than six-fold in the first quarter to a record high on strong demand and higher prices for memory chips.


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