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Barnes & Noble hires former Cablevision exec as CFO

March 13, 2012 3:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble has named former Cablevision chief financial officer Michael Huseby as its new CFO.

Charter all in with new customer guarantee program

March 12, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter said its Customer Guarantee program is backing up its dedication to customer service with financial commitments.

TWCBC completes Hudson Valley fiber project

March 12, 2012 2:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Business Class has wrapped up a fiber-optics project for TechCity Properties in the Hudson Valley that included installing fiber access points.

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Dish closes DBSD, TerreStar buyouts

March 12, 2012 2:09 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Dish Network has closed its acquisitions of satellite companies DBSD North America and TerreStar Networks, but its plans to use the companies' spectrum for an LTE network are a long way from being realized.

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.

Ubee picks up femtocell start-up

March 12, 2012 2:02 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Ubee expects to integrate its cable modems with AirWalk’s femtocells.

AT&T to expand LTE in NYC, 11 other cities

March 12, 2012 1:59 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T said it is turning on its LTE service in a dozen new markets "soon" as it works to catch up with larger rival Verizon Wireless, whose LTE network already covers large portions of the country.

FCC demands more info on Verizon, cable marketing deal

March 9, 2012 4:03 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and four cable companies are being asked to provide more information to the FCC about a marketing and cross-selling agreement they signed at the same time they forged a multi-billion-dollar spectrum deal.

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Mediacom’s Q4 revenues up; video subscribers down

March 9, 2012 4:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Mediacom Communications released unaudited financial results for last year and the fourth quarter, which included an increase in revenues and a loss of 67,000 basic video subscribers.

Synacor to power Cable One’s TV Everywhere services

March 9, 2012 3:56 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable One has tabbed Synacor for the launch of its TV Everywhere services, as well as its customer Web portal.

Newtec demos 372 Mbps satellite broadband

March 9, 2012 3:42 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

New modem technology from the vendor helps achieve faster throughputs on Ku-band systems.

Panasonic’s Viera Connect goes live with debut of HDTVs

March 9, 2012 3:39 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Viera Connect also includes a first foray into home broadband networking – with a fitness application.

Vevo launches redesign with Facebook in mind

March 9, 2012 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vevo is also planning to do "a lot" to migrate to TV screens and will soon be connected to game consoles.

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thePlatform tunes up TV Everywhere with new tools

March 8, 2012 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In an effort to bring more value to cable operators’ TV Everywhere services, thePlatform has added new features to its mpx system that enable customized content bundles and the ability to segment subscribers.

Ericsson to layoff some North American employees

March 8, 2012 2:58 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Ericsson is cutting back on its workforce in North America, where it currently employs more than 14,000 people.

Apple lets movies into iCloud, upgrades Apple TV

March 8, 2012 2:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Movies from Sony and Disney will work on iCloud, but films from Comcast's Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox won't, at least initially.

New iPad will connect to LTE broadband

March 8, 2012 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new iPad unveiled comes with improvements that may not be readily apparent to the casual observer.

SCTE Canada names Arris VP Professional of the Year

March 8, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

This is the first time that an engineering resource of a technology supplier company has been honored with the SCTE Canada award.

In the media: Netflix cozying up to cable?

March 7, 2012 2:07 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is reportedly in discussions with some of the largest cable operators in the nation in regard to adding Netflix's streaming service to the MSOs' on-demand services.

Cox's tech support goes nationwide

March 7, 2012 2:06 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In order to alleviate customers' computer-related frustrations and cut down on truck rolls to their homes, Cox Communications' Cox Tech Solutions is now available across the cable operator's entire footprint.

Sprint said to nix LightSquared network deal

March 7, 2012 2:03 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint is reportedly planning to end its network-sharing agreement with LightSquared, another setback for the struggling company.

Apple set to unveil iPad 3

March 7, 2012 2:00 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apple is set to unveil its next-generation iPad at an event in San Francisco, and analysts and news outlets also have speculated that the company could take the wraps off of a new Apple TV product.

Google aggregates content into Google Play Store

March 7, 2012 1:45 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google launched Google Play, a media hub that aggregates all of its many content storefronts – Google Music, Android Market, Google eBookstore – into one central entertainment hub.

Cox's Brennan to retire; Campbell will replace him as new COO

March 6, 2012 3:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

With Leo Brennan set to retire, Cox Communications promoted Jill Campbell to Brennan's former roles of executive vice president and chief operating officer.

HomeFusion makes Verizon Wireless 'cantenna' a reality

March 6, 2012 3:05 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless introduced HomeFusion Broadband, a new service that will bring wireless LTE service into the home as a primary broadband connection for those in areas with limited options.

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