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Yahoo to buy Interclick for $270M

November 2, 2011 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The acquisition comes as Yahoo itself is the subject of takeover speculation. The company has been struggling to grow its revenue, even as rivals such as Google and Facebook – and overall Internet advertising – are doing just that.

Charter enables Netflix, Hulu, Amazon searches on Web portal

November 1, 2011 2:40 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rather than keeping over-the-top streaming videos from the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon at arm's length, Charter is embracing them.

Fox, DirecTV sign retrans accord

November 1, 2011 2:15 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

On the day their extended retransmission contract ran out, Fox Networks and DirecTV reached an agreement.

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Obama nominates Pai, Rosenworcel to FCC posts

November 1, 2011 2:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Pai and Rosenworcel will replace outgoing commissioners Meredith Atwell Baker and Michael Copps.

Clearwire dumps postpaid, Sprint 3G

November 1, 2011 2:08 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire has stopped offering postpaid plans to new customers and will no longer sell dual-mode WiMAX/3G devices that use Sprint's CDMA network.

MetroPCS banks on LTE after tough Q3

November 1, 2011 2:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

MetroPCS is forging ahead with its LTE plans after a third quarter that saw fewer customers signing up for the operator's prepaid service.

YouTube launches broad entertainment venture

October 31, 2011 2:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YouTube is making a bold step into original programming in an entertainment venture with some 100 content creators.

Amazon ads fuel to fire with Disney-ABC content

October 31, 2011 2:46 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

As Netflix struggles, Amazon's streaming service has inked brand new deals with major studios to bring more content to its Kindle Fire tablets.

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Ben Wolff quits Clearwire board

October 31, 2011 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire co-founder and former CEO Ben Wolff has quit his post on the company's board of directors, ending his seven-year stint at the WiMAX operator.

Convergys consolidates Virgin Media inventory control

October 31, 2011 2:39 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Virgin Media has consolidated 20 different equipment inventories onto a single inventory control system provided by Convergys.

Panasonic posts loss, forecasts full-year red ink

October 31, 2011 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic stayed in the red in the latest quarter and projected a huge annual loss due to slumping TV sales and a strong yen.

Cablevision’s profits sink 65 percent in Q3

October 28, 2011 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

But Cablevision’s revenues did get a boost from the inclusion of the former Bresnan Communications customers.

Retrans negotiations get ugly with ad claims

October 28, 2011 2:58 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

DirecTV is accusing Fox of creating misleading advertising as the two renegotiate their retransmission contract.

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Motorola Mobility slides to loss; revenues up

October 28, 2011 2:56 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility yesterday reported a GAAP net loss in the third quarter of $32 million, or 11 cents per share.

Swiss MSO will wholesale iControl in Europe

October 28, 2011 2:53 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Swisscom will begin offering iControl's broadband-based home monitoring and control systems to its customers in Switzerland.

Samsung’s Q3 profit slides 23%

October 28, 2011 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics said quarterly profit slid 23 percent as weaker demand for flat panels and computer chips offset booming smartphone shipments.

Redbox gains from Netflix's pain

October 28, 2011 2:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Redbox's DVD rental kiosks are attracting movie lovers fed up with Netflix's video subscription service.

Cablevision putting finishing touches on fiber ring

October 28, 2011 1:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cablevision chief operating officer Tom Rutledge said the company is on track to complete a fiber ring in the former Bresnan Communications systems by year’s end.

Broadband, business services shine in TWC’s Q3 results

October 27, 2011 2:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

To borrow a phrase from an infamous actor, Time Warner Cable’s high-speed Internet services were “winning” in the third quarter.

Sprint to use Clearwire LTE for capacity

October 27, 2011 2:49 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire may be losing Sprint as a wholesale WiMAX customer, but it appears that it has gained Sprint as a wholesale LTE customer.

Time Warner Cable sheds light on cloud-based guide

October 27, 2011 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

During its third-quarter conference call this morning, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said the company has deployed a cloud-based user guide in parts of Syracuse, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Comcast’s metro Ethernet connects Ill. school district to cloud

October 26, 2011 1:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

It’s a textbook example of how Comcast can deliver cloud-based services while also cutting the bottom line through virtualization.

Sprint shares down; Clearwire’s up

October 26, 2011 1:38 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel managed to achieve its best total company wireless net subscriber additions in five years.

SCTE, ANGA team up to promote events

October 26, 2011 1:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

They’ve inked a cooperation agreement that will help them coordinate and promote their respective events.

Spectrum have-not MetroPCS: Making it work

October 26, 2011 1:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

MetroPCS has the least spectrum of the top five operators in the country, by a wide margin.

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