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Home automation: Comcast to add Technicolor touchscreen

April 9, 2012 2:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While Comcast has opened the floodgates on its Xfinity Home service, with plans to have it launched in virtually every system by year’s end, it will also start using a second touchscreen from Technicolor.

Hargray to acquire Charter system in South Carolina

April 9, 2012 2:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Hargray Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Charter Communications’ Beaufort County cable system in South Carolina that serves about 7,000 subscribers.

Key to Netflix's future: Better recommendations

April 9, 2012 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix executives John Ciancutti and Todd Yellin are trying to create a video recommendation system that knows you better than an old friend. It's a critical mission as Netflix faces pressure.

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Research: Digital return tech will outstrip analog by 2014

April 9, 2012 2:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

According to a recent study by optical transport vendor Aurora Networks, digital return path technologies will surpass analog by 2014 as cable operators’ preferred choice to meet the increase in upstream demands.

Leap, T-Mobile swap AWS spectrum

April 9, 2012 2:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile and Leap Wireless plan to swap spectrum in a number of markets as they work to find additional bandwidth for their respective LTE networks.

Reports: Sony to cut 10,000 jobs over next year

April 9, 2012 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony will cut about 10,000 jobs worldwide as it tries to return to profit.

China: Australia's ban on Chinese firm 'unjust'

April 9, 2012 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China protests being shut out of Australia’s broadband projects.

AOL to sell more than 800 patents to Microsoft

April 9, 2012 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft strengthens its position against Internet rivals.

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Verizon pulls the plug on ‘naked’ DSL

April 6, 2012 2:17 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Customers with standalone DSL will be able to keep it, but the service won’t be extended to anyone else.

T-Mobile attacks Verizon spectrum claims

April 6, 2012 2:14 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA is going after Verizon Wireless' claims that it uses spectrum more efficiently than other operators, a new line of attack in its fight to block Verizon's $3.9 billion purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum.

Page recaps 1st year as Google CEO

April 6, 2012 2:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google's policy of openness seems to permeate everything it does.

Greystripe intros PC-to-mobile ad targeting

April 6, 2012 2:09 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Product Releases | Comments

Greystripe is using its relationship with parent company ValueClick to up the ante in the mobile ad network space.

UXP powers multi-screen phone service for Trinidad cable op

April 5, 2012 2:34 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Why did bundle integration seem to stop with Caller ID on TV?

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Tier 1 MSO places follow-on order with Sandvine

April 5, 2012 2:32 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The order for network policy control systems is for $7 million.

NHL Network using CMC’s ad network

April 5, 2012 2:31 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Comcast Media Center said the NHL Network is using its Advertising Distribution Network (ADN) to deliver promotional spot advertising to its affiliates.

Suddenlink’s Kent, NBC’s Baker are 2012 Vanguard winners

April 5, 2012 2:29 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The two will lead a class of ten executives to be honored in May at the Cable Show.

Alvarion lowers Q1 guidance by $33M

April 5, 2012 1:18 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Alvarion announced that it expects first-quarter 2012 revenues to be approximately $33 million to $33.5 million below previous guidance, primarily as a result of lower-than-expected sales of an older product line that the company intends to replace.

More regional carriers offer iPhone, again at discount

April 5, 2012 1:16 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The iPhone arrived at two more regional wireless operators, shortly after nTelos announced it would carry the sought-after device.

Falcone: Bankruptcy a maybe for LightSquared

April 5, 2012 1:13 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The hedge fund backing LightSquared may have the struggling company filing for bankruptcy, according to a report.

Mediacom cuts deal for HBO Go, Max Go

April 4, 2012 3:16 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Mediacom will extend the service to customers in the coming weeks.

Charter taps ex-Cablevision marketing veep as CMO

April 4, 2012 3:14 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Jonathan Hargis rejoins his old boss Tom Rutledge.

Amazon Prime Instant Video appears on the PlayStation 3

April 4, 2012 3:13 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Sony is stealthily making its game console one of the more versatile OTT boxes.

Paramount to add 500 films to YouTube rentals

April 4, 2012 3:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YouTube and Paramount Pictures have reached a deal to make nearly 500 films available to rent online, even while their parent companies continue to feud over a $1 billion lawsuit.

LightSquared, Inmarsat renegotiate on payment deadline

April 4, 2012 3:09 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

LightSquared said it was "renegotiating" its contract for the use of Inmarsat's L-band spectrum as it works to slash expenses amid ongoing government opposition to the launch of its LTE network.

iPhone lands at regional carrier nTelos

April 4, 2012 3:06 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The latest wireless operator to land the iPhone isn't T-Mobile USA or U.S. Cellular. It's nTelos Wireless, a regional carrier with less than half a million customers.

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