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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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