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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.


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.

A shave and a service cut – two bits

October 26, 2011 12:12 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

People still fear that cord-cutting may yet develop into a phenomenon, but the evidence is that it isn’t happening much.

RGB, itaas, Verimatrix team on TV Everywhere

October 25, 2011 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The joint solution will help service providers jump in quickly.

Amdocs upgrades customer care suite

October 25, 2011 2:40 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Call centers and retailers both benefit from Amdocs' CM 8.1.

Netflix’s stock plunges on brutal Q3, somber outlook

October 25, 2011 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix jolted its shareholders again with its third-quarter financial report.

BendBroadband CEO wins William B. Smullin Presidential Award

October 24, 2011 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

It’s the same award her father, Don Tykeson, received 23 years ago.

Netflix to provide service to the U.K., Ireland

October 24, 2011 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company will start offering access to movies and TV shows early next year.

Report: Google mulling role in possible Yahoo bid

October 24, 2011 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others.

Study: Interactive TV ads resonate with viewers

October 24, 2011 1:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Interactive or advanced ads improved customer engagement and brand recall.

Microsoft's fiscal Q1 earnings hit analyst targets

October 21, 2011 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

But that might not be enough to overcome the perception that the world's largest software maker is being outmaneuvered by nimble rivals.

Verizon will depend on LTE for growth

October 21, 2011 1:52 pm | by Brian Santo and Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon’s Q3 was buoyed by postpaid subs and LTE devices.

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