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Verizon Needs Tough Love on Copper Policies

New regulation on broadband and telecommunications providers is at top of mind here at ITEXPO. Jeff Pulver, founder and chief executive of pulver.com and co-founder of Free World Dialup, Vonage and Zula , is one of many voices this week warning of the evils of new regulation stifling innovation. I b…

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OTT Video Set to Top $6 Billion in 2019

When it comes to over-the-top (OTT) video, it has grown not only in developed regions but also in emerging markets, both as an alternative and complement to established free-to-air (FTA) and pay-TV platforms. As a result, Pyramid Research said that it expects paid OTT revenue in emerging markets to …

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Digium CEO: Businesses at Every Level Can Get Started with UCaaS

Digium CEO Danny Windham made one thing clear during his keynote presentation at ITEXPO 2015: Businesses of all kinds, at every developmental level, can and must get started with unified communications as a service (UCaaS).

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When Gaming Isn't a Game: 3 Best Practices to Protect Your Hosting Service Against DDoS Attacks

The unprecedented number of security breaches, hacks and DDoS attacks on gaming communities, software manufacturers and even Hollywood studios grew to epic proportions in Q4 of 2014. Gaming sites and their hosting providers are particularly susceptible, and you don't have to be a giant in the indust…

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No Hackers Took Down Facebook; Hour's Outage Mostly Internal

Facebook released a statement not long after the outage had hit, revealing that the cause of the shutdown was not "...the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems." Unusual for Facebook, certainly, but not out of line; t…

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Why You'll Never See An iPhone with a Sapphire Screen

Sapphire isn't as hard and while manufactures Sapphire may be fault free, any chipping can create an artificial fault that will cause a phone screen to break if it dropped. As the folks with the hardened Kyocera Brigadier found out, even with a rubber wrapped case, the screen broke easily when dropp…

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Verizon Needs Tough Love on Copper Policies

By: Doug Mohney     1/29/2015

New regulation on broadband and telecommunications providers is at top of mind here at ITEXPO. Jeff Pulver, founder and chief executive of pulver.com and co-founder of Free World Dialup, Vonage and Zula , is one of many voices this week warning of the evils of new regulation stifling innovation. I b…

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OTT Video Set to Top $6 Billion in 2019

By: Tara Seals     1/29/2015

When it comes to over-the-top (OTT) video, it has grown not only in developed regions but also in emerging markets, both as an alternative and complement to established free-to-air (FTA) and pay-TV platforms. As a result, Pyramid Research said that it expects paid OTT revenue in emerging markets to …

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Digium CEO: Businesses at Every Level Can Get Started with UCaaS

By: Allison Boccamazzo     1/29/2015

Digium CEO Danny Windham made one thing clear during his keynote presentation at ITEXPO 2015: Businesses of all kinds, at every developmental level, can and must get started with unified communications as a service (UCaaS).

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When Gaming Isn't a Game: 3 Best Practices to Protect Your Hosting Service Against DDoS Attacks

By: Joe Eskew     1/28/2015

The unprecedented number of security breaches, hacks and DDoS attacks on gaming communities, software manufacturers and even Hollywood studios grew to epic proportions in Q4 of 2014. Gaming sites and their hosting providers are particularly susceptible, and you don't have to be a giant in the indust…

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No Hackers Took Down Facebook; Hour's Outage Mostly Internal

By: Steve Anderson     1/28/2015

Facebook released a statement not long after the outage had hit, revealing that the cause of the shutdown was not "...the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems." Unusual for Facebook, certainly, but not out of line; t…

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Why You'll Never See An iPhone with a Sapphire Screen

By: Rob Enderle     1/28/2015

Sapphire isn't as hard and while manufactures Sapphire may be fault free, any chipping can create an artificial fault that will cause a phone screen to break if it dropped. As the folks with the hardened Kyocera Brigadier found out, even with a rubber wrapped case, the screen broke easily when dropp…

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2015 In Cybersecurity: Sadly, Another Bumpy Year is Ahead

By: TMCnet Special Guest     1/27/2015

After a rough 2014 for cybercrime, it would be great to say, "Oh, that speed bump is behind us," or, "We built some magic widgets that will solve the problem." Unfortunately, that's not the case. Much of what criminals did in 2014 were slight modifications to what they've done before, and the pace a…

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Content Translation in the Mobile Era: 3 Lessons to Learn the Easy Way

By: TMCnet Special Guest     1/26/2015

The tech industry is working hard to destroy the virtual Tower of Babel. If you only speak English and Skype a Spanish speaker Microsoft will now translate your conversation in real-time. Google Translate will soon recognize popular languages and text you an instant translation.

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Super Bowl Sunday - Game on for TV Everywhere

By: Bob Wallace     1/22/2015

NBCUniversal is using the largest annual live sports viewing stage - the Super Bowl - to pitch consumers the benefit of a cable TV subscription - by offering a free, no-strings attached live stream of the game, pre-game, post-game and half-time programming, along with an episode of The BlackList.

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Corporate Video Usage Widens and Gets Creative

By: Tara Seals     1/22/2015

At least 40 percent of organizations that use real-time video applications are employing it in more than a dozen use cases.

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Eat Your Heart Out Apple: Dell Tablet to Film Hollywood Movie

By: Rob Enderle     1/19/2015

I don't mean the tablet will be used in the film, I mean it will be used as the camera to create the movie. The tablet in question is the Dell Venue 8 7000 with the Real Sense camera that just hit the stores this month and won the most innovative award at CES. The movie effort is a collaboration wit…

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Obama Administration Wants To Crack Down On Fruits Of Hacking

By: Oliver VanDervoort     1/19/2015

The law also makes it a felony to traffic in information such as passwords and trafficking will now include posting a link. Basically, the new law would basically upgrade hacking to a kind of "racketeering" offense. This means that people who had nothing to do with the initial hack will be looked at…

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OneWeb Satellite Broadband Venture Secures Funding, Generates Questions

By: Doug Mohney     1/16/2015

Will the world be surrounded by the largest satellite network ever created? OneWeb, formerly known as WorldVu Satellites, secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Qualcomm and Virgin Group, to build a low-orbiting constellation of an estimated 648 Ku-band satellites. But questions remain.

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White House's Sweeping Cybersecurity Package Already Sparks Debate

By: Tara Seals     1/16/2015

Against the backdrop of a seemingly never-ending spate of data breaches, the White House made a renewed push this week for better cybersecurity legislation, asking the new Congress to consider a comprehensive measure that addresses three major buckets of concern, including the Personal Data Notifica…

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America's Got Talent and It's Thriving on OTT TV

By: Bob Wallace     1/16/2015

Consider for a moment where subscription OTT services like Netflix, Amazon etc. would be today if it weren't for their creation of original series programming, along with releasing all episodes of a new season at once. It might seem like the dark ages of online TV.

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Facebook At Work: Marketing Tool, Not Firing Offense

By: Steve Anderson     1/15/2015

Facebook At Work is available for iOS and Android, as well as a Web-based version available directly at Facebook itself, and at last report, all involved were available as part of a limited pilot mode. With this system, employers can either establish separate links for employees to use, or employes …

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