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Liberate Technologies licensed enhanced broadcast technology from Two Way TV Ltd. The license lets Liberate build a system that it says will give operators and broadcasters more control over delivery and presentation of applications that are synchronized with TV broadcasts wherever Liberate's software has been deployed. It also will give application developers more control over the content stream, Liberate says. …

Geoffrey Kent has resigned from Global Crossing's board, citing time conflicts, and Global's CEO, John J. Legere, will no longer serve on Asia Global Crossing's board, allowing him to focus on Global Crossing, which is under separate federal investigations. Global COO Carl S. Grivner and Global's president of its international and Latin America and the Caribbean regions, Jose Antonio Rios, joined Asia Global Crossing's board. …

Hitron Technologies USA Inc. 's broadband wireless cable modem gateway BWG-3511 landed WiFi certification from the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance. The designation ensures the BWG-3511's interoperability with various WiFi certified wireless LAN products. Hitron says the 3511 is the first CableLabs-certified cable modem with a built-in 802.11b LAN access point. …

TiVo inked a strategic sales deal with Best Buy to promote TiVo's Series2 digital video recorder in the retailer's stores. The two also will collaborate on the Best Buy video showcase, designed to introduce and educate TiVo subscribers on Best Buy products and promotions. …

American Fiber Systems says its Nashville, Tenn., metropolitan dark-fiber network is operational and in use. The 50-mile dark-fiber ring winds through the city's metro area and surrounding communities, AFS says. the company also has deployed dark-fiber metro networks in Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis and Cleveland. …

Alopa Networks has added cable telephony capability to its MetaServ provisioning and mediation system, the company says. CableLabs is using the provisioning software in its advanced interoperability test network to test and certify media terminal adaptors. …

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