The New Satellite Broadband Rush

By: Doug Mohney    3/10/2015

At least three different companies are planning to build large-scale satellite networks to provide high-speed broadband anywhere in the world. Leosat,…

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Google's Cellular Bluff Isn't Going to Work

By: Doug Mohney    3/9/2015

Does Google believe in big commitments beyond its own search engine? The company announced it would be a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) at Mob…

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Apple's 'Spring Forward' Lacks Bounce

By: Maurice Nagle    3/9/2015

The display is 12 inches and sports the thinnest display in Mac history at only .88mm thick. Apple has also reinvented the track pad with its innovati…

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Six Reasons Mobile Video Ads Are Exploding

By: Special Guest    3/9/2015

As ad-tech platforms become increasingly sophisticated, the overall monetization and conversion performance of video ads is becoming more effective.

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App Development is the New Customer Engagement Front Line

By: Erik Linask    3/6/2015

It's been seven years since Apple began its mission of mobile dominance via the App Store and, today, while it shares market share with others - most …

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Are Top Sports Leagues Really YouTubers? Not Yet.

By: Bob Wallace    3/6/2015

Stated simply, there's much room for improvement when it comes to pro sports embracing YouTube. When it comes to reaching younger viewers, largely wat…

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Mobile Video Begins to Challenge the TV Status Quo

By: Tara Seals    3/6/2015

Mobile video is coming into its own, if Mobile World Congress 2015 is any indicator-and it spells a major transformation for the traditional televisio…

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What's New in Digital Payments: Apple Wallet Becomes Fraud Target, PayPal and Samsung Acquire, Google Expands

By: Paula Bernier    3/6/2015

Meanwhile, Google continues to work on its digital payments effort, having launched a new framework called Android Pay this week at Mobile World Congr…

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Delays on New Apple iPad Indicate Bigger Issues

By: Doug Mohney    3/6/2015

Apple seems to be full of leaks this week. Reports from Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal say the company won't go into production with a larger i…

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Cell Phones May Get More Interesting, Maybe

By: Doug Mohney    3/5/2015

Buried among the onslaught of news from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 are hints that handsets may get more interesting over the next year-maybe. Ky…

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ADTRAN Faces Trifecta for U.S. Growth

By: Doug Mohney    3/4/2015

Over the past month, two major events are likely to turn into solid sales numbers for ADTRAN over the next couple of years, while a third will continu…

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MWC: Samsung S6 Kicks iPhone's Butt on Paper

By: Rob Enderle    3/4/2015

The phones also have a fast capture camera which should get you shots that other's miss (just tap on the camera button twice and the camera is ready t…

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A Candid Talk with Ford: Connected Cars and the Future

By: Rich Tehrani    3/4/2015

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, I spoke with James Buczowski, a Henry Ford Technical Fellow, about the company's connected ecosystem experiments …

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The Road of Municipal Broadband Leads to FCC Broadband Title II

By: Doug Mohney    3/2/2015

Almost lost in the Federal Communication Commission's announcement that it plans to put tighter, Title II utility-style regulation onto broadband carr…

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Secure Shell Key Management in Light of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities: Part 2

By: Special Guest    3/2/2015

Identity and access management solutions assist in controlling the access to cloud infrastructure, applications, servers and both structured and unstr…

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The FCC's Big Net Neutrality Day

By: Peter Bernstein    2/27/2015

I am going to admit to being surprised by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCCs) Open Internet decision. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's new n…

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FCC Vote Endorses Title II Approach to Net Neutrality

By: Paula Bernier    2/26/2015

After months of debate and the collection of comments from four million Americans, the Federal Communications Commission today voted on - and approved…

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Frontier Customers Get DVR-Driven Free and Web TV

By: Bob Wallace    2/26/2015

In what could be a match made in cord cutter heaven, Frontier Communications said it will bundle the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR with its high-speed data serv…

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Secure Shell Key Management in Light of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities: Part 1

By: Special Guest    2/25/2015

Ever since computers started connecting to each other, people have been thinking about how to keep information on them secure. As the Internet evolved…

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Title II Proposal Brings Certainty - and Questions

By: Special Guest    2/24/2015

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the broadband industry in the United States due to Title II reclassification…

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Twitter Backs Net Neutrality with Public Post

By: Steve Anderson    2/24/2015

Net Neutrality is a concept that's gone back and forth for some time now, polarizing discussions just about everywhere it goes. While some have come o…

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Net Neutrality (Open Internet): The Real Issues and Resolutions

By: Special Guest    2/20/2015

The reason there are so many successful Internet companies such as Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc., is that they started with a blank slate and create…

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Sony to Spin Off Smartphone Division, Focus on Gaming and Media

By: Tara Seals    2/19/2015

Sony expects to boost operating profit 25-fold within three years, primarily on the back of its one remaining marquee consumer product: the PlayStatio…

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PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Universal Service Fund Revenue Reporting - Pitfalls and Potential Traps Lurking for VoIP Providers

By: Special Guest    2/18/2015

With the April 1, 2015 deadline for filing FCC Form 499-A with USAC, the Universal Service Fund ("USF") Administrator, it's time for Interconnected Vo…

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Obama's Executive Order Sparks Privacy Concerns

By: Tara Seals    2/17/2015

President Obama's recent cybersecurity-related executive order, ultimately aimed at fostering cybersecurity threat and information-sharing between the…

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Will Apple Buy or Compete with Tesla? Looking at the Apple Car

By: Rob Enderle    2/17/2015

There was a lot of talk about Apple and the car business as last week came to a close before the long weekend that largely resulted from sightings of …

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Tech Incubator Earmarks $3.8 Million for Three IoT Startups

By: Tara Seals    2/17/2015

Breed Reply has announced about $3.8 million in funding for three start-ups in the sectors of health, smart home and energy.

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Netflix Names Original Content King for Global Conquest

By: Bob Wallace    2/13/2015

Aware that the proof of its plan for global availability within two years lies in the quality of its programming, Netflix is putting its money where i…

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The Future of the Silicon Valley Driven Car

By: Rob Enderle    2/10/2015

In a Financial Times article this week talking about Ford and NVIDIA's recent massive expansion into silicon valley, they talked about the fact that c…

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CrowdFlower 2015 Data Scientist Report Highlights Helps and Hindrances

By: Peter Bernstein    2/10/2015

A few weeks ago I posted a piece on San Francisco, CA-based CrowdFlower whose technology platform takes large, data-intensive projects and divides the…

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Fitness Beating Out Health Wearables: Not Good

By: Doug Mohney    2/10/2015

Fitness wearables are all the rage, but the sector is quickly moving into ugly territory. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates hard-core m…

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Samsung Smart TV: The TV That Knew Too Much

By: Steve Anderson    2/9/2015

A recent development has some users looking askance at new smart TV purchases, particularly if that smart TV is manufactured by Samsung. While this pa…

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Verizon, Frontier: Who is Better in the End?

By: Doug Mohney    2/9/2015

Verizon made two mega deals relating to its wireless assets on February 5, but Frontier Communication looks like it may have the better long-term valu…

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Accenture Report Explains Rise of the 'We Economy'

By: Casey Houser    2/9/2015

Accenture, a global management consultant company, has released its Accenture Technology Vision 2015 report, which provides businesses with an analysi…

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Verizon Retools for Mobility, Concentrated FIOS Focus with $15.54 Billion in Transactions

By: Peter Bernstein    2/9/2015

Verizon has announced not just one but two blockbuster transactions which will give it $15.54 billion to fund realignment moves designed to sharpen th…

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Video to the Waiting Room: Just What the Doctor Ordered

By: Bob Wallace    2/6/2015

Have you ever wished you could make better use of the average 30 minutes plus in the waiting room before your scheduled appointment with the doctor?

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HD Voice Codecs: Skip AMR-WB, Proceed Directly to EVS

By: Doug Mohney    2/6/2015

A couple of handset manufacturers I recently talked to mentioned that they were looking at implementing AMR-WB into their IP phones. Everyone currentl…

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Anthem Hacked and Speculation is Possibly Vulnerable for More

By: Peter Bernstein    2/5/2015

Unfortunately, the predictions of industry experts that 2015 was going to be another good year for the bad guys has already become accurate as Anthem,…

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3 Ways to Protect Your Business in the War on Net Neutrality

By: Special Guest    2/5/2015

While the debate over net neutrality remains centered around what it means for consumers and ISPs, there's an even bigger threat brewing that could im…

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Title II for ISPs and Mobile Operators It Shall Be

By: Peter Bernstein    2/4/2015

In front of the scheduled February 6 release of his proposed plans on how to create a new net neutrality regime, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took advanta…

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More About Net Neutrality via Title II Reclassification; FCC Chairman Blogs

By: Paula Bernier    2/4/2015

In an op-ed that just went live, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler talks about how this week he will circulate to other FCC membe…

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How Microsoft Could Have Helped the Seahawks Win the Super Bowl

By: Rob Enderle    2/3/2015

Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, is the Seahawks owner and I'm sure like most of us he wasn't too thrilled with the final Sea Hawks offen…

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Wheelings & Dealings: Jay-Z Makes Streaming Music Play, Set to Buy WiMP

By: Steve Anderson    2/2/2015

It's a strange new trend that features entertainers as a new source of investment revenue, and not so long ago we saw this exemplified as Dr. Dre got …

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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 …

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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 complem…

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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, c…

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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…

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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 atta…

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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 t…

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2015 In Cybersecurity: Sadly, Another Bumpy Year is Ahead

By: 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 …

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