Microsoft said it is going to buy VideoSurf, with the intent of incorporating the start-up's video-based search and discovery technology into its Xbox Live.
Cisco's Linksys operation is adding consumer retail to its website for European markets. The online store will help consumers to research and compare Linksys products and purchase directly for home delivery.
The "super committee" charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade was unable to break its bipartisan gridlock, triggering major cuts to the nation's spending on defense, Medicare and other programs.
One of the country's largest publishers, Penguin Group, has suspended making e-editions of new books available to libraries and won't allow libraries to loan any e-books for Amazon's Kindle.
CableLabs employees will be better able to rub elbows with software developers, venture capitalists and other high-tech entities with the opening of its new office in San Francisco.
Comcast is preparing wider commercialization of its home gateway that combines an embedded multimedia terminal adapter (EMTA), a cable modem and a Wi-Fi router.
The stock of wireless broadband network operator Clearwire is plunging after a report quoted its chief executive as saying that the company is weighing whether to make a large debt payment on Dec. 1.
Time Warner Cable is serving up a slate of ESPN3 college basketball games to multi-screens through its Sports Pass tier.
Midcontinent Communications has extended its DTN platform for its latest backbone network expansion, connecting the systems in Minnesota that Midcontinent picked up with its acquisition of US Cable.
CommScope is ready to assist cable operators that are deploying technology to support their customers' ever-increasing demand for new and higher-bandwidth services.
Incognito Software and Applied Broadband said they are partnering on a subscriber consumption management solution for cable operators, which are struggling with the issue of provisioning the growing number of IP devices being used by consumers.
Internet phone service Skype is letting users of its computer-based software make video calls to their Facebook friends and receive them, too.
The 2011 class of Pacesetter Award recipients represent innovators in a number of endeavors crucial to the competitive viability of cable operators around the world, including business services, optical networking and multi-screen delivery.
While there may not be a clear theme emerging from this week's Cable-Tec Expo, it was standing room only at the IP Video Transition technical workshop.
Boxee is promising a dongle for its Boxee Box that will enable users in North America to watch over-the-air channels and – the company expects – provide greater incentive to its customers to cut the cord.
Alpha Technologies is introducing its next-generation outside plant broadband power supply, the Alpha XM3-HP CableUPS, to address the ever-increasing power demands of today's communications networks.
In a Cable-Tec Expo that has largely lacked breaking news, Cox provided the two biggest nuggets to date: It’s launching a live streaming service, called Cox TV Connect, during the holiday season, and separately, it has pulled the plug on its wireless phone service.
Arris and Cisco are pursuing a common wavelength management plan in the C-band (1550 nm), hoping that together they can head off potential problems as operators start migrating to multi-wavelength delivery using that band.
The MSO CTO Panel gave an overview of where the cable industry is at in terms of battling the competition, serving the customers and building out new networks.
In the past, the biggest pain point for cable was often bandwidth management, or dealing with HDTV or the digital transition. Now? The biggest pain point is competition.
Multi-screen delivery is about as complicated an endeavor as an operator can get involved in, requiring the involvement of almost every aspect of the business, from network engineering to call centers to the legal department.
Time Warner Cable's Jim Ludington has got next. Ludington, executive vice president of network national operations for TWC, will serve as Program Committee chairman for next year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando.
Only six months after introducing its APEX1500 edge QAM, Motorola has delivered a new version with even greater port density.
Aurora Networks is touting its latest next-generation access solution for its node platform: the RQ4000-series "Remote QAM."