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Social TV is in your future

April 27, 2012 11:19 pm | by Alper Turgut, CEO of Anvato | Articles | Comments

TV is already in the process of transforming from one-way broadcast to a community platform where viewers can interact not only with each other, but also with the content owners and the brands that advertise on TV.

In Perspective - HBO’s Tywin Lannister maneuvers

April 27, 2012 10:53 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

How much is “Game of Thrones” worth? Worth paying for? Or only worth pirating?

Open Mic - Realizing the potential of the enterprise market

April 27, 2012 10:18 pm | by Uri Gurevitz, manager of cross-portfolio marketing at Amdocs | Articles | Comments

With consumer revenues flattening, service providers are looking to the enterprise segment more than ever before to satisfy their growth and revenue goals.

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New Products - April 2012

April 27, 2012 9:47 pm | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Imagine has reengineered its ICE video platform, Exfo recently launched a portable version of its iPro Intelligent Network Analysis Probe and Convergys has introduced CRM 2.0.

Orchestrating the gateway of the future

April 27, 2012 8:43 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

Many of the most important features of any electronics product are implemented directly in the silicon processors that orchestrate everything those products do. So what’s next?

TWC, Verizon Wireless could have joint products this year

April 27, 2012 3:20 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The current marketing effort between the two includes a $200 prepaid debit card for customers that choose to add Verizon Wireless’ service and upgrade at least one of their Time Warner Cable services.

Clearwire’s 31-city LTE launch to include N.Y., L.A.

April 27, 2012 3:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire didn't always follow the usual big-cities-first approach when it rolled out its WiMAX network, but it let investors know it would take a different tactic with its TD-LTE deployment.

Verizon resurrects T-Mobile merger comments in AWS defense

April 27, 2012 3:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA's own words are being used against it by Verizon Wireless, which resurrected comments T-Mobile made during its failed merger with AT&T to defend its AWS spectrum purchase.

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Providence to sell stake in Hulu for $200M

April 27, 2012 3:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A person familiar with the matter says Providence Equity Partners has agreed to sell its 10 percent stake in online video service Hulu for $200 million to other shareholders.

Bill outlaws taxing Internet access in N.H.

April 27, 2012 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The New Hampshire Senate's Finance Committee unanimously voted to outlaw taxing Internet access in hopes of clearing up confusion over how a tax is being applied 22 years after it was created.

Hubbub over content rights greets Google Drive

April 27, 2012 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Internet search leader may need to win more trust based on the suspicions swirling around Google Drive, a new online storage service for personal documents, photos and other content.

Broadband paces Time Warner Cable’s Q1

April 26, 2012 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable reported an 18 percent increase in first-quarter net income as acquisitions and new broadband customers boosted revenue.

Rogers Cable to go full-IP within 2 years

April 26, 2012 2:14 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

To keep up with IPTV rivals, the MSO plans to shift video delivery entirely to broadband.

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SeaChange lands another customer for its Adrenalin platform

April 26, 2012 2:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International recently chalked up another win for its multi-screen video back office and client platform, Adrenalin.

Bright House dials up Ditech for voicemail-to-text services

April 26, 2012 2:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks is offering voicemail-to-text services to residential and business customers through Ditech Networks’ PhoneTag product.

FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

April 26, 2012 2:08 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has approved the transfer of AT&T AWS spectrum licenses to T-Mobile, a crucial part of the agreement in the failed merger of the two companies.

Alcatel-Lucent posts Q1 profit

April 26, 2012 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The sale of its Genesys conference calling business helped it turn a profit in the first quarter, but it warned that its underlying earnings were disappointing and that market uncertainties are high.

Delay sought in Verizon AWS sale

April 25, 2012 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint, DirecTV and seven other groups are asking the FCC to stall its review of Verizon's $3.9 billion AWS purchase because of problems accessing documents about the transaction.

Rovi extends IPG patent license agreement with NDS

April 25, 2012 2:40 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rovi announced that it has extended its license agreement with NDS Group to allow NDS to continue to use its interactive program guide (IPG) patent portfolio for an additional five years.

Sprint sells 1.5M iPhones in Q1

April 25, 2012 2:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint’s earnings left industry analyst Jeff Kagan underwhelmed, saying that Sprint has departed from the top tier of carriers.

Rogers posts Q1 revenue of $2.95B

April 25, 2012 2:37 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Rogers Communications is reporting a slip in revenue and profit for the first quarter in the face of fierce competition in its cable and wireless divisions.

Ericsson’s profit doubles on smartphone unit selloff

April 25, 2012 2:35 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Ericsson managed to double its first-quarter profits despite slumping sales after its divestiture of its smartphone business buoyed its bottom line.

LG Electronics returns to profit on mobile, TVs

April 25, 2012 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LG Electronics posted its first profit in three quarters, beating expectations thanks to a revival in its mobile business and demand for high-end TVs.

Report: Mobile space will help DPI market hit $2B by 2016

April 25, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Spurred on by the build-out of LTE networks, the deep packet inspection market is projected to reach $2 billion in revenues in four years.

Apple stock soars 10% on Q2 performance

April 25, 2012 2:23 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apple’s stock gained back much of the 12 percent loss it suffered in the previous weeks’ nose dive after the company reported $39.2 billion in revenue and sales of 35.1 million iPhones in its fiscal second quarter.

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