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AT&T, T-Mobile merger opponents want withdrawal blocked

November 29, 2011 1:41 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Two advocacy groups want the FCC to block AT&T's attempt to withdraw its application to merge with T-Mobile USA – Public Knowledge and Media Access Project.

Qualcomm pushes FCC to move on Flo deal approval

November 29, 2011 1:39 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

It's been nearly a year since AT&T announced it would pay $1.93 billion for the airwaves used in Qualcomm's discontinued Flo TV mobile television service.

The Cable Show - May 21-23, 2012

November 28, 2011 7:38 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

From multi-screen video services to cloud-based business applications to innovations in personalized content delivery, cable is powering new definitions of content, conversation and community. And The Cable Show puts you at the epicenter of what’s happening. From exclusive education sessions to business interaction to networking with industry leaders on a global stage, The Cable Show invites you to achieve, learn and connect with leaders from across the cable industry.

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Instructional Technology Strategies Conference - Feb. 19-21, 2012

November 28, 2011 4:12 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

ITSC is an active learning conference where we get hands on with technology and strategies.

Comcast's metro E service easy as 1, 2, 3

November 28, 2011 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's decision to throw its hat into the medium-size business sector is paying off in spades, and its metro Ethernet service is at the heart of that success.

Verizon has 6 months to re-engineer FiOS VOD

November 28, 2011 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

In the latest development in its long-running patent infringement case brought against it by ActiveVideo, a U.S. District Court decided to grant ActiveVideo's request for an injunction against FiOS VOD.

Comcast's Augusta GM slides over to Knology

November 23, 2011 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's general manager in Augusta, Ga., is set to join rival over-builder Knology as its new general manager in the same market.

Comcast's Angelakis signs new contract, adds vice chairman title

November 23, 2011 1:48 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast chief financial officer Michael Angelakis signed a new agreement that will keep him in Comcast's employ until June 30, 2016.

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In the media: Samsung lining up for Google TV

November 23, 2011 1:46 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Two weeks after Logitech declared its experience with Google TV was a $100 million debacle, rumors are swirling that Samsung is about to pick up the Google TV ball and start running with it.

TiVo's Q3 loss widens, results beat analyst views

November 23, 2011 1:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TiVo's third-quarter loss widened as expenses outstripped increased demand for its TV-recording technology.

AT&T 'reviewing all options' on T-Mobile deal after FCC setback

November 23, 2011 1:38 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Chairman Julius Genachowski plans to refer AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA to an administrative law judge after the agency was unable to approve the deal on the grounds it would diminish competition and lead to "massive" job losses.

NSN to terminate 17,000 employees by 2013

November 23, 2011 1:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks will layoff 17,000 workers in a major strategy shift that will see the company focusing more on mobile broadband and related services.

Amino promotes Lingley to chief technologist

November 23, 2011 1:34 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Lingley, for the last two years, has been Amino's head of OTT strategy, helping to devise the company's Amino Freedom OTT platform and product range and developing the company's relationship with Intel.

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Charter, James Cable complete deal to swap systems

November 22, 2011 2:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications and James Cable have completed their swap of broadband systems in Alabama and Georgia.

Netflix seeks to raise at least $400M

November 22, 2011 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix raised $400 million Monday as the video subscription service tries to recover from a customer backlash that has battered its stock and tarnished its brand.

Microsoft buys video search start-up

November 22, 2011 1:58 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Microsoft said it is going to buy VideoSurf, with the intent of incorporating the start-up's video-based search and discovery technology into its Xbox Live.

Linksys sets up retail sales site in Europe

November 22, 2011 1:54 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Cisco's Linksys operation is adding consumer retail to its website for European markets. The online store will help consumers to research and compare Linksys products and purchase directly for home delivery.

Penguin suspends library e-books, citing security

November 22, 2011 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the country's largest publishers, Penguin Group, has suspended making e-editions of new books available to libraries and won't allow libraries to loan any e-books for Amazon's Kindle.

CableLabs opens doors on San Fran facility

November 21, 2011 2:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

CableLabs employees will be better able to rub elbows with software developers, venture capitalists and other high-tech entities with the opening of its new office in San Francisco.

Videotron pumps $3M into customer contact center

November 21, 2011 2:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Canadian cable operator Videotron announced recently it was investing $3.3 million in its customer contact center in Gatineau.

Expo leftovers

November 21, 2011 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Musings, observations and some notes that didn't make it into last week's coverage of the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta.

Clearwire slammed as CEO reportedly mulls default

November 18, 2011 4:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The stock of wireless broadband network operator Clearwire is plunging after a report quoted its chief executive as saying that the company is weighing whether to make a large debt payment on Dec. 1.

CableLabs takes lead on new green CPE program

November 18, 2011 2:41 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

CableLabs is establishing a new lab dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of cable customer premises equipment.

Motorola Mobility investors approve Google acquisition

November 18, 2011 2:37 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility's shareholders approved Google's $12.5 billion buyout deal at a special meeting on Thursday, clearing a key hurdle for the closing of the deal.

Huawei, ZTE target of House investigation on security threats

November 18, 2011 2:35 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A key congressional intelligence committee has opened an investigation into national security threats posted by Chinese-owned telecommunications companies working in the United States, specifically Huawei and ZTE.

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