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April 30, 2014
07:46 EDTDISH, CVC, CMCSA, GOOG, T, CHTR, DTV, VZ, TWCProgramming costs, not Google Fiber, seen as Pay TV's biggest threat, LAT says
With the cable industry successfully navigating its competitive landscape to this point, analysts generally believe that new threats such as over-the-top offerings and Google's (GOOG) Fiber service are not as big a threat as rising programming costs to pay TV providers, according to The Los Angeles Times. Publicly traded companies in the pay television space include Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Charter (CHTR), Cablevision (CVC), Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), DISH (DISH), and DirecTV (DTV). Reference Link
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June 18, 2015
13:31 EDTCMCSANBC names Holt anchor of Nightly News, Williams apologizes
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13:02 EDTGOOGWorldwide wearables market forecast to grow 173.3% in 2015, IDC says
The wearables market maintained its upward trajectory in the first quarter of 2015 as new vendors, including Apple (AAPL), prepared to enter the market. A new forecast from the International Data Corporation, IDC, Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker estimates that 72.1M wearable devices will be shipped in 2015, up a strong 173.3% from the 26.4 million units shipped in 2014. Shipment volumes are expected to experience a compound annual growth rate, CAGR, of 42.6% over the five-year forecast period, reaching 155.7M units shipped in 2019. "We expect smart wearables, those capable of running third party apps, to take the lead in 2016," added Ubrani. "Smart wearables like the Apple (AAPL) Watch and Micosoft's (MSFT) Hololens are indicative of an upcoming change in computing, and the transition from basic to smart wearables opens up a slew of opportunities for vendors, app developers, and accessory makers." Other companies that have been mentioned in the wearable tech group include Google (GOOG), GoPro (GPRO) and Fitbit (FIT). Reference Link
11:12 EDTGOOGGoogle acquired 'app streaming' startup Agawi last fall, The Information says
Google quietly acquired "app streaming" startup Agawai last fall, The Information reports. The startup's technology lets people access apps on their smartphone without downloading them. Reference Link
10:20 EDTGOOGGoogle in talks for combined Dunnhumby bid, Sky News reports
Google (GOOG) is in talks with buyout firm Permira regarding a possible combined bid for Tesco (TSCDY) unit Dunnhumb, Mark Kleinman of Sky News reports. Reference Link
08:04 EDTGOOGGoogle accelerating pace of cloud product innovation, says Baird
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06:48 EDTGOOGGoogle, Microsoft, Mozilla announce WebAssembly partnership, TechCrunch says
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06:28 EDTVZNYC says Verizon has not lived up to 2008 service delivery promise, WSJ says
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06:19 EDTGOOGGoogle, Ingenico Group team up to facilitate cross-border e-commerce
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06:16 EDTCMCSALester Holt expected to be named permanent 'Nightly News' anchor, WSJ reports
Brian Williams will stay with NBC in an undisclosed role and Comcast is expected to make Lester Holt permanent anchor of "Nightly News," a source tells The Wall Street Journal. Williams was taken off the air earlier this year following allegations he exaggerated a story from his days covering the war in Iraq in 2003. Reference Link
June 17, 2015
17:40 EDTCMCSA, DISHComcast 'isn't interested' in T-Mobile, Washington Post says
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14:34 EDTGOOGGoogle's Nest announces redesigned, refreshed product line
Google's Nest Labs announced refreshes and redesigns across the companyís entire product portfolio, including the introduction of Nest Cam, the second generation Nest Protect, new features for the Nest Learning Thermostat, and a new app. Nest Cam is a 1080p camera featuring a stand as well as improved motion alerts and night vision, offering live video streaming to a phone or computer to keep an eye on the home while the Nest user is away. Cam users can also subscribe to Nest Aware with Video History for an additional monthly fee to gain access to video history, alert summaries, advanced motion sensing, and more. Also, Nest is piloting the ability for YouTube creators to stream directly to YouTube Live from Nest Cam. Nest Protect is the company's second generation smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, offering a custom, split-spectrum sensor that uses two wavelengths of light to look for different types of fires. Building on Nestís energy partner program, Nest is partnering with home insurance companies to help Nest Protect users save money on home insurance policies. Through Nest Safety Rewards, a participating Nest insurance partner may offer a discount on a Nest user's annual premiums. American Family and Liberty Mutual Insurance are the first insurance partners to provide offers as part of Nest Safety Rewards. Separately, the updated Nest Learning Thermostat has the capability to notify customers when temperatures drop to help avoid frozen pipes, and it also adds new integrations with other Nest products. Finally, the redesigned Nest app 5.0 brings together all three Nest products across multiple platforms. Nest Cam is available for immediate purchase with a suggested retail price of $199. It will begin shipping this month. The camera is set to launch next month in Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, and the U.K. Nest Aware with Video History can be purchased as a 10-day or 30-day subscription for $10 or $30 per month, respectively. Nest Protect is available for immediate purchase for a suggested retail price of $99, and will begin shipping next month. Nest app 5.0 is available in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Nest Learning Thermostat software 4.5 will begin rolling out immediately and will take up to two weeks to reach all Nest customers.
12:04 EDTTFCC plans to fine AT&T $100M for misleading customers about unlimited data plans
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10:58 EDTGOOGGoogle announces cross-device measurement for all DoubleClick products
Google announced that cross-device measurement is coming to all of its DoubleClick advertiser products, so marketers can measure conversions that start as a click on one device and end with a conversion on another for all their campaigns across the web, not just with the ads they buy from Google. Reference Link
10:22 EDTCMCSA, DISHComcast not interested in pursuing T-Mobile, DJ says
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10:13 EDTCMCSA, DISHDeutsche Telekom shopping T-Mobile to Comcast, FT reports
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09:35 EDTCVC, CHTRGuggenheim to hold a conference
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07:26 EDTCMCSA, DISHDeutsche Telekom, Comcast in talks over possible T-Mobile sale, Reuters says
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06:34 EDTGOOGGoogle's former head of Maps to join Uber, Re/code reports
Brian McClendon, the former head of Google Maps and a 10-year company veteran, will join Uber to oversee the company's new Advanced Technologies Center out of Pittsburgh, Re/code reports. McClendon will help guide Uberís mapping, self-driving car and vehicle safety initiatives, the report says. Reference Link
06:20 EDTCMCSAHulu luring content producers from Netflix, WSJ reports
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06:01 EDTDTVUIEvolution and DirecTV partner to provide guest entertainment solution
UIEvolution announced a partnership with DIRECTV to integrate the companyís technology platform, UIE ExperienceManager, with DIRECTVís Residential Experience and COM2000 products in the launch of Guest Welcome Screen PRO.
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