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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.

Report: Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks Animation

Japanese telecom carrier said to want animated movie producer

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.”

FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

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

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Rogue cell towers discovered in Washington, D.C.

After initially discovering more than a dozen rogue cell towers in the U.S., ESD America and IntegriCell discovered more questionable towers in the nation's capitol, 15 of them to be exact. Ownership remains unknown, but Tuesday's...

Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

Republican lawmakers and witnesses repeat criticisms that net neutrality rules would slow broadband investment

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FCC gets record number of net neutrality comments, what now?

The agency is now focused on analyzing the 3 million comments it has received

Netflix will launch on French telco's set-top boxes

A local competitor tried to steal Netflix' thunder with the launch of its own video-on-demand service on the Netflix launched in France

Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

Fabrix sells software for cloud DVRs and video on demand

New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says

CALinnovates calls on the FCC to stay away from reclassifying broadband as a public utility

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offering allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service

33 equipment manufacturers oppose public-utility broadband

IBM, Cisco, Intel and other companies oppose calls to reclassify and regulate broadband as a common carrier

AT&T's network core is growing up to serve watches, IoT

Technology adopted for voice over LTE helps make wearables and connected devices work

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How could I have missed Jenna Elfman?

I failed to recognize actress Jenna Elfman last week after watching (multiple times) and writing about a YouTube video chronicling AT&T’s old “You Will” television ad campaign, which aired in 1994, or a few years before "Dharma &...

Microsoft revamps MSN, integrates with productivity tools

Microsoft has signed up over 1,300 content providers for MSN

Net neutrality advocates plan slow-lane protest

Several large websites will display site-loading spinning wheel icons to symbolize slow connections

AT&T and Box to pave secure path to cloud content via VPN

AT&T's NetBond is coming to Box next year

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