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Kiosks go mainstream for companies selling DVDs, iPads

April 16, 2012 2:20 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Streaming? Many people favor renting DVDs from a box – and they’re increasingly buying goods from kiosks.

Verizon’s tech switch interrupts FiOS VOD service

April 13, 2012 2:23 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Meanwhile, the city of Philadelphia will hold a hearing about Verizon’s foot-dragging on its FiOS rollout plans.

Windstream opens doors on Little Rock data center

April 13, 2012 2:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Windstream opened its newest data center in Little Rock, Ark., in order to help provision its business customers’ needs via cloud-based and dedicated managed services.

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Study: China boosts mobile backhaul equipment market

April 13, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Thanks in part to a surge in router purchases in China, the global mobile equipment market grew by 8 percent to $7.4 billion.

Call for paper submissions underway for Cable-Tec Expo

April 13, 2012 2:16 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is seeking papers and presentations for consideration at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tex Expo.

Google offers stock split; Q1 revenue up 24%

April 13, 2012 2:15 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google reported an impressive $10.6 billion in revenue for the first quarter, up 24 percent over last year. The company also announced a stock split.

Dodgers' reorg snagged on Time Warner Cable involvement

April 13, 2012 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The MSO is not publicly involved, but Fox demands assurances that it won’t be.

Time Warner Cable, Verizon Wireless debut cross-promotional bundles

April 12, 2012 3:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless are now offering cross-promotional bundles in Raleigh, N.C.; Kansas City; and Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Charter gears up for interactive ads with FourthWall’s widgets

April 12, 2012 2:58 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications is setting the stage for interactive advertising by deploying FourthWall Media’s Ad Widgets in 800,000 digital homes across five markets.

Comcast gives Fenway Park a Metro E makeover

April 12, 2012 2:55 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

One of the nation’s most hallowed baseball parks has stepped into the future with the installation of Comcast Business Services’ Metro Ethernet service.

Wal-Mart debuts $60 OTT box from D-Link

April 12, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

You do that Vudu that you do so well – Wal-Mart gets an exclusive on a box that will support its video service.

VTel to expand IPTV reach

April 12, 2012 2:47 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The carrier will use equipment from Alcatel-Lucent to bring fiber-based broadband to rural Vermont customers.

Analyst: Verizon upgrade fee to bring in $1B

April 12, 2012 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk said the charge could add about $1 billion to the company's annual earnings before taxes, depreciation and amortization.

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Sony to ax 10,000 workers in restructuring

April 12, 2012 2:43 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

As expected, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai plans to slash 10,000 jobs from the company’s workforce as Sony works to turn around its business amid worst-ever projected losses.

Review: Wal-Mart previews 'Disc to Digital' movie service

April 12, 2012 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wal-Mart is testing the UltraViolet digital rights locker – it will provide free streaming rights to movies that customers can prove they own.

Shaw continues to climb Wi-Fi learning curve

April 11, 2012 3:02 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw’s Wi-Fi trial is still ongoing with its customers in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, and the lessons learned from the trial are creating the framework for broader rollouts of the service.

Dell creates CDN server system

April 11, 2012 2:54 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Dell servers running software from EdgeCast and Elemental will help service providers target the enterprise market.

Lightpath carrying uncompressed HD

April 11, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The new capability supports media companies used to sharing and working with unprocessed video.

Elemental Tech busy with collaborations

April 11, 2012 2:51 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The video processing specialist adds support for MPEG DASH and CALM Act compliance.

Elevate expands Sprint MVNO deal, adds WiMAX

April 11, 2012 2:47 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Elevate said it will use Clearwire's WiMAX network for fixed and mobile broadband services through an expanded MVNO deal with Sprint.

NCTC announces new hires, expanded agenda

April 11, 2012 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The organization makes a series of moves that will help its members better deal with IPTV, OTT and other recent networking issues.

NAMIC announces 2012 Next Generation Leader Awards

April 11, 2012 2:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications recently announced the winners of its 2012 Next Generation Leaders Awards.

Best Buy CEO resigns amid investigation

April 11, 2012 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned amid an ongoing investigation into what the company called his "personal conduct."

Entone fuels hybrid TV deployment in Oklahoma

April 11, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Entone has hooked up with BTC Broadband to help provision a new hybrid TV service in Bixby, Okla.

Tribune Broadcasting, DirecTV reach 5-year deal

April 10, 2012 5:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal restores broadcast signals in 19 DirecTV markets.

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