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Google stock split wins approval; CEO loses voice

June 22, 2012 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google shareholders gave CEO Larry Page what he wanted by approving an unconventional stock split meant to cement his authority, but he wasn't around to hail the victory.

Comcast offers Verizon Wireless in more markets

June 21, 2012 3:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The MSO has begun offering the wireless service in several areas in Michigan and in a number of cities in states across the Southeast.

Verizon CEO: Video is 'the future' of wireless

June 21, 2012 3:24 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon's top executive is aiming to use the company's spectrum deal with the cable industry as a key entry point for what he sees as the next major part of its business: mobile video.

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LG, TP Vision offer smart TV developers kit

June 21, 2012 3:23 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The two argue that TV makers need to create a common development ecosystem for smart TVs, similar to development platforms in the PC and cable industries.

Amendment for rural broadband attached to Farm Bill

June 21, 2012 3:21 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The measure would extend programs to extend broadband to unserved areas, but the fate of the entire bill remains uncertain.

Verizon adds 46 LTE markets; total hits 304

June 21, 2012 3:18 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

These latest markets bring Verizon's total to 304, making the next-generation network available to two-thirds of the U.S. population.

South Korea sees big demand for fastest mobile network

June 21, 2012 3:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea is forecasting blistering growth in the use of a network technology that gives the fastest speeds for connecting to the Internet from a mobile device.

On guard: Comcast adds latest version of Norton Security Suite

June 20, 2012 2:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast, the nation’s largest ISP, recently made the latest version of Norton Security Suite available for its broadband subscribers at no additional cost.

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Shaw Direct bows streaming VOD service

June 20, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Direct is laying claim to being the first direct-to-home provider in Canada to use adaptive streaming technology to deliver video-on-demand content directly to subscribers’ set-top boxes.

Cogeco opens doors on new data center in Toronto

June 20, 2012 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Instead of pushing the data center out into the suburbs, Cogeco chose to put it next to some of Canada's most important institutions.

AT&T, Sirius offer rules for 2.3 GHz band

June 20, 2012 1:31 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sirius and other SDARS providers had felt there was room for improvement as they look toward possible complications from the coming rollout of LTE.

ERF Wireless speeds up network expansion

June 20, 2012 1:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

ERF Wireless is moving ahead of schedule on a three-state network expansion that targets major oil and gas drilling areas in Kansas, Nebraska and Montana.

SeaChange snaps up iTV software developer Flashlight

June 19, 2012 3:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International is continuing in its evolution as a software-based company with the purchase of interactive TV software developer Flashlight Engineering and Consulting.

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Netflix appears to be eating into pay-TV VOD

June 19, 2012 3:12 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

A new report suggests that even with limited viewing options, Netflix remains a highly viable option for many viewers vis-à-vis VOD.

Chunghwa doubles down on Envivio equipment

June 19, 2012 3:11 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Taiwanese service provider expands its Envivio infrastructure to enable the delivery of Olympics content to subscribers viewing on PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Report: Verizon Wireless’ LTE scores fastest network

June 19, 2012 3:08 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Tests found that Sprint's LTE network will be able to compete with AT&T and Verizon, but that it isn't quite as fast as its larger competitors.

Sprint adds 2G coverage to Direct Connect

June 19, 2012 3:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint is offering iDEN customers clinging to old push-to-talk phones another reason to switch over to its CDMA-based Direct Connect service.

Cable broadband pioneer wins Marconi Prize

June 19, 2012 3:03 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli is recognized for his development of analog and mixed-signal circuitry that helped enable cable modem technology.

Liberty Global hits refresh on corporate identity

June 19, 2012 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

International cable operator Liberty Global announced that all of its corporate offices will now operate under the Liberty Global banner.

The Cable Center adds 3 executives to board of directors

June 19, 2012 3:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Cable Center announced today that it had named three cable industry executives to its board of directors.

Microsoft's long and tortured history in tablets

June 19, 2012 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft has been trying to introduce a successful tablet for years. Maybe this time it’s done it.

Connections Europe - Nov. 13-14, 2012

June 18, 2012 5:48 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

Connections Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies.

Verizon rolls out 300/65 Mbps Quantum tier

June 18, 2012 3:06 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Verizon also cut the price on the 150 Mbps offering that competes more directly with cable operators’ DOCSIS 3.0-based tiers.

Xfinity Home surfaces in Arizona, Virginia

June 18, 2012 3:01 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast has introduced the home security, monitoring and control services in four more markets.

Q&A: Breaking down AT&T’s cloud services

June 18, 2012 2:58 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

As vice president of hosting and cloud services for AT&T, Steve Caniano knows a thing or two about the cloud.

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