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More coffin nails in cable's aging multi-channel model

One cable TV provider has a new, unique take on cord-cutting: give them Internet-driven TV on-demand.

Icahn says PayPal spin-off is almost a 'no brainer'

Activist investor says PayPal needs to acquire competitors or be acquired

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Comcast's latest comments on TWC merger show near-total divorce from reality

The largest broadband provider in America's attempt to merge with the second-largest is a win for consumers, and will create a vibrant marketplace with more competition, not less - according, at least, to the largest broadband...

Report: Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks Animation

Japanese telecom carrier said to want animated movie producer


Worst Product Ever: Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100

What does it take to earn this title? Start with a three-hour setup process, then finish with a non-performing Wi-Fi connection.

South Korea’s gigabit broadband woes should serve as object lesson for FCC regulators

Companies may be required to request government permission in order to enter and exit the market for broadband services, and the FCC would have the authority to enforce price controls that may lead to unnecessary disruption among...

Yahoo will ring in the new year by killing its website directory

Other services like Yahoo Education and Qwiki will also close

Networking pioneer Bob Metcalfe hails Ethernet-as-a-Service effort

The Metro Ethernet Forum this week announced intentions to define parameters for Ethernet network-as-a-service (NaaS), an effort Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe hailed as “a new network paradigm.”

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How new radio tech will solve the upcoming spectrum crunch

A new kind of twisted radio wave can send 10 HD movies in one second. If this and other new radio technologies work in the real world, we could solve our upcoming 5G spectrum crunch.

Broadcom unveils 25G Ethernet, SDN optimized chip

Cloud-scale switches based on Broadcom Tomahawk should emerge soon from vendors

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Internet of Things roundtable: Experts discuss what to look for in IoT platforms

IoT Platform products are still in their infancy, but there are already more than 20 on the market today. Seven experts discuss the critical areas to consider: security, sensor compatibility, analytics compatibility, APIs and...


7 killer open source monitoring tools

Looking for greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools

IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

The IEEE P2413 would span Internet of Things technologies for all industries

FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

Groups disagree on how the agency should apply any regulations it might pass

Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

Shares were trading a tad lower around $90 later in the afternoon

SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

Buying Concur 'is the best business case I've ever put in front of the board,' McDermott says

Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba's international expansion could accelerate following its US listing

Ex-Ambitel/GreenNet CEO jumps ship to Sierra Leone's Smart Mobile

Smart Mobile gains traction as Libya's Lap Green expansion plans hit a snag

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