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Netflix's Q1 expected to include rare loss

April 20, 2012 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

While aggravation over the streaming/DVD split is abating, a looming problem is the rising cost of content licensing.

Google CEO Page gets grilled in Oracle trial

April 19, 2012 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google CEO Larry Page spent nearly an hour in a federal courtroom deflecting questions about his role in a copyright dispute over some of the technology in his company's Android software for smartphones.

Oracle skewers Google as Android trial opens

April 17, 2012 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle began trying to convince a jury that Google's top executives have long known that they stole a key piece of technology to build the Android software that now powers more than 300 million smartphones and tablet computers.

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Google offers stock split; Q1 revenue up 24%

April 13, 2012 2:15 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google reported an impressive $10.6 billion in revenue for the first quarter, up 24 percent over last year. The company also announced a stock split.

Charter gears up for interactive ads with FourthWall’s widgets

April 12, 2012 2:58 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications is setting the stage for interactive advertising by deploying FourthWall Media’s Ad Widgets in 800,000 digital homes across five markets.

BlackArrow’s software adds flexibility to dynamic ad insertion

April 11, 2012 2:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced advertising vendor BlackArrow has released new software that was designed to help cable operators work with programming networks to expand the sale, placement and measurement of dynamic advertising insertion across IP and traditional pay-TV platforms.

Elemental Tech busy with collaborations

April 11, 2012 2:51 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The video processing specialist adds support for MPEG DASH and CALM Act compliance.

AOL to sell more than 800 patents to Microsoft

April 9, 2012 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft strengthens its position against Internet rivals.

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Page recaps 1st year as Google CEO

April 6, 2012 2:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google's policy of openness seems to permeate everything it does.

Greystripe intros PC-to-mobile ad targeting

April 6, 2012 2:09 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Product Releases | Comments

Greystripe is using its relationship with parent company ValueClick to up the ante in the mobile ad network space.

UXP powers multi-screen phone service for Trinidad cable op

April 5, 2012 2:34 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Why did bundle integration seem to stop with Caller ID on TV?

NHL Network using CMC’s ad network

April 5, 2012 2:31 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Comcast Media Center said the NHL Network is using its Advertising Distribution Network (ADN) to deliver promotional spot advertising to its affiliates.

Concurrent offers flexible ad insertion

April 2, 2012 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

New software enables the MediaHawk server to place ads at just about any point in a VOD session.

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Tek’s Sentry stands taller

April 2, 2012 2:43 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

New software gives the video monitoring system new capabilities, including CALM Act conformance.

Rogers takes aim at DAI in VOD with BlackArrow

March 28, 2012 3:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

BlackArrow notched a big customer win for its dynamic ad insertion (DAI) in VOD platform with Rogers Communications.

Cable vet Carlucci onboard as Alticast’s CTO of Americas

March 27, 2012 2:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Interactive TV and middleware vendor Alticast has tapped cable industry veteran John Carlucci as its new chief technology officer for the Americas.

Comcast, Liberty Global pump $11M into ad firm Integrate

March 21, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Liberty Global Ventures and Comcast Ventures stepped to the plate to lead an $11 million second round of financing for advertising enabler Integrate, led by Jeremy Bloom.

Kline latest exec to leave Cablevision

March 21, 2012 2:35 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The turnstile for executives who have left Cablevision since late last year continued to spin with the news that David Kline has stepped down from his leadership position at Cablevision Media Sales.

Time Warner Cable Media pumps up tourism in N.C

March 21, 2012 2:29 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The North Carolina Division of Tourism has forged a partnership with Time Warner Cable Media that will promote tourism across the state via on-demand long-form videos.

Nielsen launches cross-platform ad measurement tool with GroupM

March 19, 2012 2:39 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Advertisers and ad agencies have long yearned for a system that standardizes ratings across both TV and Internet ads, and Nielsen has launched its cross-platform advertising measurement service with GroupM.

The CW will cut streaming window

March 16, 2012 3:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A significant minority of fans refuse to wait three days, and instead visit illegal sites to watch CW shows.

FTC said to probe Google on tracking, antitrust

March 16, 2012 3:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google is reportedly facing multiple investigations from the Federal Trade Commission over its business practices.

San Jose doubles down on free public Wi-Fi

March 12, 2012 2:05 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The city will install equipment from Ruckus Wireless, covering its business district.

Time Warner Cable spiffs up iTV with new brand, targeting features

March 8, 2012 2:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Media launched a new brand, Enhanced iTV, and new targeting features for its iTV suite of services.

TWC selects Nagra-OpenTV’s next-gen billing platform

March 5, 2012 1:58 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Media is the first cable operator to pick Nagra-OpenTV’s EclipsePlus/xG Billing offering, which is the vendor’s first module in its forthcoming line of next-generation advanced advertising products.

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