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Comcast debuts app for on-demand streaming to Android devices

May 29, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast has added on-demand streaming capabilities to Android devices on its free Xfinity TV Player app.

Sprint gets $1B loan for Ericsson network gear

May 29, 2012 1:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint has landed a $1 billion credit facility that will provide extra cash for its network upgrade project.

Report: Residential gateways boost broadband revenue

May 29, 2012 1:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Residential gateways are adding to service providers’ bottom lines by enabling new services.

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Cisco culls Cius tablet, blames BYOD

May 29, 2012 1:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Cisco is taking the axe to its Cius enterprise-grade tablet because of "market transitions" stemming from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.

U.S. campaigns mine online data to target voters

May 29, 2012 12:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2012 election could be decided by the campaign that better exploits voters' Internet data.

UXP Systems, Motorola winners of CIO.IT | Competition 2012

May 25, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

UXP Systems and Motorola Mobility bested 35 other companies to win The Cable Show’s CIO.IT | Competition 2012 in Boston.

Cox CTO Hart shares thoughts on Cable Show, big picture at MSO

May 25, 2012 2:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cox Communications CTO Kevin Hart outlines the company’s key projects and initiatives.

Xfinity Home coming to Sacramento

May 25, 2012 12:20 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast is set to expand the home monitoring and control service in California’s state capital.

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LocalResponse takes targeted ads to new level

May 25, 2012 12:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company is launching a targeted ad service that scans social media sites and can aim ads at people who specifically mention a product or product category.

Kohl asks DOJ, FCC to 'carefully scrutinize' Verizon AWS deal

May 25, 2012 12:10 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The same senator that asked the FCC and Justice Department to block AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA is now asking the agencies to "carefully scrutinize" Verizon's AWS spectrum purchase and marketing deals with four cable companies.

FCC action clears Sprint CDMA, LTE on 800 MHz

May 25, 2012 12:09 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint will be able to use its 800 MHz spectrum for CDMA and LTE after the FCC passed regulations permitting more flexible use of the band.

New Google data show Microsoft's piracy problems

May 25, 2012 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's Internet search engine receives more complaints about websites believed to be infringing on Microsoft's copyrights than it does about material produced by entertainment companies pushing for tougher online piracy laws.

Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing

May 24, 2012 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Joining the battle to redefine Internet search, Yahoo is taking aim with a new browser enhancement it calls "Axis."

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Alcatel-Lucent core routers take on Cisco, Juniper

May 24, 2012 1:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent is moving in on the market for core network gear with new routers that support up to 32 terabytes per second.

DT: T-Mobile selloff ‘unlikely’

May 24, 2012 1:31 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Deutsche Telekom's CEO has all but ruled out a second attempt to selloff T-Mobile USA to another operator.

Azuki, Arris team on TV Everywhere platform

May 23, 2012 11:41 am | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Service providers can now use the combination of the Azuki Media Platform and the Arris ConvergeMedia Management Suite (CMM) software to deploy on-premise, multi-screen video services to their subscribers.

Pace, TiVo partner on multi-tuner video gateway

May 23, 2012 11:09 am | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Pace and TiVo have collaborated on a six-tuner, hybrid QAM/IP video gateway, which is known as the XGI, that also features TiVo’s user interface.

TCL licenses Hillcrest’s Freespace technology

May 23, 2012 11:01 am | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Android-based smart TVs from Chinese manufacturer TCL Multimedia will soon come with motion-sensing remotes using Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace technology.

Mosaik maps for operators

May 23, 2012 10:57 am | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Mosaik Solutions (formerly American Roamer) has updated the broadcast television intelligence that it compiles.

@ The Cable Show: Hey, do you remember the future?

May 23, 2012 10:10 am | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Is anyone ready for expanding the spectrum on their HFC networks to 1.7 GHz? DOCSIS transport at 1 Gbps? QAM modulation at 4,096 channels?

@ The Cable Show: FCC chief commends cable’s innovation efforts

May 22, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In stark contrast to the dark days of former Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin’s reign, current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski lavished praise on the cable industry for its innovative efforts.

Verizon advances 700 MHz sale with advisor picks

May 22, 2012 1:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is taking steps to move forward with the sale of some of its valuable 700 MHz assets, a plan it said it will only follow through on if the FCC approves its AWS acquisition.

Bright House, Cisco offer managed security services

May 22, 2012 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks and Cisco are working together to help enterprise, government, healthcare and educational institutions better handle security defenses in their networks.

@ The Cable Show: Verizon debuts video portal; Comcast a partner

May 22, 2012 12:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless President and CEO Dan Mead announced his company’s new mobile video portal app, which is called “viewdini,” and he said that Comcast is the first announced cable operator partner.

@ The Cable Show: User interfaces that don’t stink?

May 21, 2012 4:36 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Even though HTML5 is still evolving, creating user interfaces using the Web-based markup language are perfectly feasible today.

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