Charter Springs Big for TWC with $78.7Bn Offer

By: Tara Seals    5/26/2015

The valuation makes Comcast's previous, failed $45 billion offer for TWC look like chump change. And it blows away the $132.50 per share, or $37.3 bil…

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OTT Growth to Carry the Pay-TV Market Forward

By: Tara Seals    5/26/2015

The global pay TV services market is growing at a slow but steady rate, as over-the-top (OTT) video uptake balances out stagnating growth in saturated…

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Apple's iPhone 7 Set to Show in August, Sell in September

By: Steve Anderson    5/22/2015

It's hard to believe, but we've already been with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus for almost a year; since September, these devices have been at th…

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Twitter, Google Kick Off Search Integration

By: Tara Seals    5/22/2015

Twitter and Google have kicked off a user engagement campaign that brings Tweets to Google Search.

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Interested in a Chromebook? 7.3 Million Will Be This Year

By: Steve Anderson    5/22/2015

Admittedly, Chromebooks probably don't top a lot of wish lists, but a new report from Gartner suggests that this breed of inexpensive cloud-driven lap…

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LogJam Computer Bug Creates Another Ruckus

By: Peter Bernstein    5/21/2015

When it comes to malware and other types of computer bugs it seems like we are falling into a problematic pattern: it consists of researchers or "ethi…

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Network Shifts to Support Video Distribution

By: Tara Seals    5/21/2015

Network strategies are underpinned by many aspects. It starts with consumer adoption of online and mobile video in droves. It continues with local cac…

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Fed Cloud Computing Caucus Report Outlines Plan to Increase Cloud Services Adoption

By: Laura Stotler    5/20/2015

The U.S. government has been slowly making a migration to the cloud since the Cloud First policy was instated in 2011, but the going has been tough an…

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Lenovo Could be the New Powerhouse on the Block

By: Rob Enderle    5/19/2015

Next week is the launch of Lenovo Technology World in China and the CEOs of Intel, Microsoft, and Baidu (likely the only company that scares the crap …

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Why Seller Security Risk Assessments Can Make Marketers Mad

By: Peter Bernstein    5/19/2015

We live in a world where e-commerce is increasingly becoming the way transactions take place. It is a world where programmatic advertising is foundati…

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United Airlines In-flight Hack Raises Important Questions

By: Peter Bernstein    5/19/2015

When important security stories break that can really put the public on edge, it is usually a good practice to wait for a bit of clarity. Whether it i…

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RxSpeed Poised to Transform Auto Aftermarket Online Sales

By: Peter Bernstein    5/18/2015

Many years ago, I had the rare privilege of hearing a young hedge fund manager named Jeff Bezos describe his new company called Amazon. He was asked, …

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VENOM Cyber Attack Vulnerability Hysteria Dies Down

By: Peter Bernstein    5/15/2015

Sometimes the antidote for something that initially creates hysteria is doing nothing more than waiting until all of the facts are known. It is one of…

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The Tangled Web of Verizon's Video Transformational Dreams

By: Doug Mohney    5/15/2015

Verizon is determined to make a name and fortune in video, possibly shedding all of its wireline services within the next decade or so. Video is a dre…

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What's Your Website Localization Strategy?

By: Special Guest    5/15/2015

In today's highly connected and globalized world, brands are increasingly looking to capitalize on the heightened ease of access and entry into new ma…

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How to Resolve Critical IT Incidents Fast

By: Special Guest    5/14/2015

In today's always-on, always-connected business, something as small as an operational glitch can bring an extended enterprise to its knees. So how IT …

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Facebook Challenges eBay, Craigslist For Selling Items

By: David Delony    5/13/2015

While eBay has been the go-to place for selling items online, Facebook is challenging the position with its new For Sale feature, according to The Dai…

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Facebook's Newest Face is Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

By: Dominick Sorrentino    5/13/2015

It's no coincidence that within a few months of announcing its intentions to pour down Internet from the sky like rain via its Internet-for-all drone,…

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Passion, Moore's Law, and Dancing Robots

By: Rob Enderle    5/12/2015

I was at the 50th anniversary of Moore's law in San Francisco and it was a who's who of legendary Intel execs, technology reporters and pundits, and C…

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Businesses Beware: Cybercrime is Going to Cost a Pretty Penny

By: Stefania Viscusi    5/12/2015

If you thought security breaches were a scary thing right now, wait for a few more years to pass when the cost of data breaches is actually expected t…

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Verizon: First AOL, Later Netflix (or Yahoo)

By: Doug Mohney    5/12/2015

With the purchase of AOL, Verizon no longer is a true "phone" company, but is in the process of transforming into something else. Exactly what is a go…

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Top Four Ways to Extend Enterprise Security to the Cloud

By: Special Guest    5/12/2015

Limitless scalability, unparalleled flexibility and speed are making cloud computing a viable option for enterprises. Whether IT departments like it o…

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Credit Where Credit is Due

By: Special Guest    5/11/2015

RTX Chief Marketing Officer Neil Kitcher explains need for faster payments model for carriers.

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The Gamification Trend: How Play Can Help Your Business Thrive

By: Special Guest    5/11/2015

Whether the goal involves brand awareness, customer satisfaction or employee engagement, the concept of gamification has captivated enterprises of all…

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Cablevision Grabs the OTT Ring and Goes for It

By: Tara Seals    5/8/2015

It's conventional wisdom that cable MSOs need to make a pivot to stay viable in an increasingly digital age. They've been doing that by focusing on hi…

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Celebrating National Small Business Week: 7 Tips on Being Safe Online

By: Peter Bernstein    5/8/2015

Since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week. This year it was for the work week b…

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What Enterprise Apps Can Learn from Consumer Apps

By: Special Guest    5/8/2015

Consumer applications have created a high bar for mobile user experience, convenience and functionality, yet there is a pervasive belief that enterpri…

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How to Pitch and Win with Very Small Businesses

By: Bob Wallace    5/8/2015

While awaiting a grilled chicken salad for lunch at a local sub shop, I overheard a local service provider tech trying to explain the finer points of …

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Sky Sues Skype for Trademark Infringement in the EU-and Wins

By: Tara Seals    5/8/2015

Skype, Sky…what's the difference? To European consumers, apparently it's nil. The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the logo for the …

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Digital Content and OTT to Hit $154 Billion by 2019

By: Tara Seals    5/8/2015

All that over-the-top (OTT) video and gaming is making for a whirling maelstrom of opportunity: The global digital content market is set to reach a st…

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Apple Collaborates with Scientists to Collect DNA

By: Tara Seals    5/8/2015

Apple is planning two health apps that will help researchers collect and study genetic data. The DNA testing will be facilitated via Apple's ResearchK…

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Will Jeff Bezos Speed Past Virgin Galactic to Tourist Space?

By: Doug Mohney    5/7/2015

With little fanfare, Blue Origin conducted the first launch of its New Shepard space vehicle last week, on April 29 from the company's spaceport in We…

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Apple Catches Fire in Q1 Sales

By: Tara Seals    5/7/2015

The popularity of Apple iOS in Europe's five largest countries continued to grow in the first quarter of the year, reaching a 20.3 percent share - 1.8…

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Security, Capturing Growth Opportunities Are Main Challenges for Small Biz

By: Tara Seals    5/7/2015

Small business owners are facing significant headwinds when it comes to adopting new technologies, network security and staying connected with their c…

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New York City Mayor de Blasio Makes $70 Million Commitment to Universal Broadband

By: Peter Bernstein    5/6/2015

It was no doubt a coincidence, but at the Tech Crunch Disrupt conference in New York City this week, the city's Mayor, Bill de Blasio, took a rather b…

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Is a New CEO Enough for Cisco?

By: Doug Mohney    5/5/2015

After 20 years as commander-in-chief, John Chambers is moving from CEO to executive chairman. His replacement will be Charles Robbins, who joined the …

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Advanced Threat Sophistication Drives Fresh Detection Methods

By: Tara Seals    5/5/2015

More sophisticated cyber-security threats are changing the threat detection landscape, and requiring companies to think differently about how they loo…

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Elance-oDesk Relaunches as Upwork, Unveils New Freelance Talent Platform

By: Peter Bernstein    5/5/2015

One of the things we in the technology industries are keenly aware of and focused on goes under the generic appellation, "the changing nature of work.…

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Carly Fiorina For President: Why She May Be the Best Candidate for the Job

By: Rob Enderle    5/4/2015

Let's start out by saying I was anything but a huge fan of Carly Fiorina when she was CEO of HP, but everything is relative and I've come to look at m…

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Social Media, Context and the New Face of Threat Intelligence

By: Tara Seals    5/4/2015

Conventional network defense tools such as intrusion detection systems and anti-virus focus on the vulnerability component of risk, with incident resp…

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Multinational Corporations Demand More from Their Telecommunication Providers

By: Joe Rizzo    5/4/2015

Over the last several years, there have been many changes in the way corporations work and run their businesses. One department that has seen a lot of…

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Cisco Board Names Chuck Robbins Next CEO; John Chambers to Become Executive Chairman

By: Peter Bernstein    5/4/2015

Three years ago Cisco CEO John Chambers said that his successor would be named within the next 2-4 years. Right on schedule, the Cisco Board of Direct…

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Redefining Mobile Data Management

By: Special Guest    5/4/2015

The consumerization of IT has brought together two very powerful forces: mobility and cloud. Either of these two represents a major shift on their own…

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Happy Internet Independence Day?

By: Peter Bernstein    4/30/2015

For those who might be unaware, today marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 decision to privatize the Internet in the U.S. Hence, this date has gaine…

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Retail Wi-Fi: ROI is Closer Than It Appears

By: Erik Linask    4/29/2015

About this time last year, my column in CUSTOMER spoke to the movement of customer experience into the realm of the networks and IT groups. Almost a y…

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Russian Cargo Freighter to Space Station Broken on Launch

By: Doug Mohney    4/29/2015

Yesterday's launch of a Russian Progress cargo freighter to the International Space Station (ISS) went very badly, leaving the vehicle in the wrong or…

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Qualcomm Automotive: You May Want to Live in Your Next Car

By: Rob Enderle    4/28/2015

This week I'm at Club Autosport in San Jose for the Qualcomm Automotive coming out party. Today they'll be sharing what they are doing to make your ne…

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Verizon Shows Support for Nepal Earthquake Victims

By: Dominick Sorrentino    4/27/2015

As international aid agencies and NGOs gear up to help the victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, claiming more than 3…

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Survey Shows Business Executives and IT Leaders Disagree on Future of Enterprise Tech Investing

By: Peter Bernstein    4/27/2015

Perception can become reality, and this is not necessarily good news. This is particularly true during times of major change, which we are currently e…

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Comcast-TWC Demise Points to Online Video's Ascendency

By: Tara Seals    4/27/2015

Comcast may have called off its $45 billion megamerger with Time Warner Cable, but the legacy of what that means for the FCC's policy for online video…

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