About two-thirds of smartphone and tablet owners use their gadgets to do things like text or post on Twitter while watching TV, according to research firm Nielsen. So for the game, companies from Coke to Chevy are trying to reach fans on all of the "second screens" they have.
One immediate consequence of the spectacular non-stop growth of the Internet is that it is pushing the subject of network convergence.
Here’s a look at a few trends that are either incubating or fully hatched ...
Never before have consumers had so many communication options. Voice, email, short message service (SMS), multimedia message service (MMS), instant messaging and social networking are nearly ubiquitous.
Consumers can’t get enough of high-speed data, voice and the ever-growing inventory of video content available in the marketplace today.
Numbers and Letters: HTML5, 3-D TV, RF4CE
If there’s one safe bet in telecom, it’s that the percentage of households worldwide with connected consumer electronics (CE) devices will continue to grow at a healthy clip.
It’s no surprise that the law imposes new burdens on cable operators and broadcasters. The whole purpose is to regulate the loudness of commercials, which was never regulated before.
GreenPeak Technologies has launched its new GP570 chip; Dialogic Debuts PowerMedia XMS for Conferencing; Adtran has added the Total Access 1600 series to its FTTH portfolio.
Eight advanced advertising technology standards developed by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers recently received approval from the Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T).
Following up on a $10 million round of investment last year, SnagFilms has raised another $7 million in funds from its investors, which included Comcast Interactive Capital.
LightSquared has been fighting for FCC approval of its plans to deploy a hybrid satellite-terrestrial LTE network despite charges of interference with GPS systems.
Wilmington, N.C., is first city to host services in white spaces – previously unused spectrum that lies between television channels.
Twitter "felt responsible to cooperate with governments to make sure basic rights are not violated through the use of social media."
For the full year, however, STB shipments were up 6 percent compared with 2010, but the operation was barely mentioned during the company's conference call with analysts.
After years of experimenting, the top video destinations on the Web are suddenly flush with original programming: documentaries, reality shows and scripted series.
Samsung Electronics reported a 17 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit on the strength of smartphone sales, even as the company battled claims it had copied Apple's iPhone.
After launching its iPad video app, Time Warner Cable will be sending live video streams to even more devices – including PCs and Macs, game consoles, and Internet-connected TVs – around the home.
After posting largely glowing numbers in its fourth-quarter earnings report, Time Warner Cable is not about to rest on its laurels.
AT&T said it lost $6.7 billion during the fourth quarter on the cost of its benefit plans, the downgrade of the value of its directory assets and a $4 billion charge for its attempt to acquire T-Mobile USA.
The city of Wilmington, N.C., has been testing out white space technology for almost a year, and the experiment went live.
Netflix has regained almost as many customers as it lost following an unpopular price increase, signaling that the video subscription service is healing from its self-inflicted wounds.
Israel is often referred to as "Start-up Nation," thanks to its long history of high-tech breakthroughs produced by scrappy little companies. But in one critical area, the speed of Internet connections, Israel has fallen behind other tech-savvy countries.
When you tap the screen, Viggle's software for iPhones and iPads listens to what's on, recognizes what you're watching and gives you credit at roughly two points per minute. It even works for shows you've saved on a DVR.
If there's any doubt that the cable industry is serious about energy management, it should be dispelled when the SCTE opens the doors on its SEMI (Smart Energy Management Initiative) Forum in Philadelphia.