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Today Qualcomm scored a huge coup for its MediaFLO mobile television service by winning the right to broadcast the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and create a 27/7 channel devoted to the event. All MediaFLO subscribers will be able to watch the broadcast when it airs on […] Read more »

Today Qualcomm scored a huge coup for its MediaFLO mobile television service by winning the right to broadcast the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and create a 27/7 channel devoted to the event, available on all MediaFLO enabled handsets (of which there are fewer than 10 models in the U.S.). Read more »

Today, Ultra-wideband chip makers Artimi and Staccato Communications announced $20 million in funding and a merger agreement, which seems like tying two leaky boats together, giving them some more gas and hoping they make it to shore. Read more »

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I’ve spent the past few days pretty immersed in the SC 08 conference here in Austin, Texas, but I’m still embarrassed that I missed the formation of a new lobbying organization think tank called The Future of Privacy that’s being funded by AT&T. The group hopes […] Read more »

I’m a geek groupie when it comes to technology. I can’t actually produce any of these life-changing products, but I can recognize something cool when I see it. And the 100-Gigabit data transfer demo that Ciena was showing off at SC 08 in Austin, Texas, today […] Read more »

The folks in charge of the SC 08 conference being held in Austin, Texas, this week have trumpeted the phenomenal growth of the supercomputing show, with attendance up by almost 10 percent from the previous year, but I’m beginning to doubt that high-performance computing is driving […] Read more »

Meraki, the Google and Sequoia-backed startup that focuses on citywide Wi-Fi networks, hasn’t let the demise of municipal Wi-Fi halt its efforts to make money or make the wireless network technology available in more places. It has scaled back considerably on its visions of open source, […] Read more »

Quantance, a San Mateo, Calif.-based chip firm, has raised a $12 million second round of funding to build a component part that will make cell phone data reception better by boosting the signal the phone sends to the base station. Read more »

I’m intrigued by the idea of personal supercomputers such as the Cray CX1, which was unveiled earlier this year, as well as the Dell Workstation that was given a teraflop boost using an Nvidia Telsa card. So I jumped at the chance to chat with SiCortex, […] Read more »

I spoke with Brad Booth, chairman of the Ethernet Alliance, at the SC 08 conference here in Austin, Texas today, and he noted that while Ethernet is entrenched in the corporate data center, it is the interconnect standard for little more than half of the Top […] Read more »

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Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Inc., in a speech at the SC08 Conference in Austin, Texas, today highlighted the democratization of supercomputing thanks to the use of standards and off-the-shelf parts. That democratization, he noted, blurs the line between high-performance computing and corporate computing, […] Read more »

Today Amazon Web Services launched the beta version of its content delivery network service called CloudFront. This is a good move for Amazon, and something that may put the hurt on fellow CDNs such as Limelight and Akamai. Read more »

A study out on Sunday from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found 44 percent of respondents experienced some kind of web connection failure, 39 percent experienced a computer failure and 29 percent experienced a cell phone issue within the last 12 months. Read more »

For the first time ever, a supercomputer using Nvidia chips has achieved a spot on the Top 500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers released late Friday. The Nvidia-containing machine is ranked 29 and is a cluster built by NEC and Sun that uses chips from Nvidia, Intel and AMD. Read more »

The recession won’t cut too deeply into wireless data spending in the U.S., according to data sent over last night by Chetan Sharma of Chetan Sharma Contulting. Sharma concludes that the rise in consumer smart phones mean that data spending by consumers will offset cuts in plans caused by increased job loss and data subscriptions paid for by the employer. Read more »

This week’s $250 million funding for vacation home rental listing company HomeAway Inc. was the largest web-related venture capital investment since the bubble days at the turn of the millennium. But it also contained a provision that signals how the lack of venture exits may be […] Read more »

Felicia Day, the creator of The Guild and star of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, talked today about how different the world of Hollywood and the web are. Speaking at the NewTeeVee Live conference she said there’s a complete disconnect between the two worlds and told aspiring […] Read more »

Broadcast, cable and satellite, YouTube, iTunes and Fancast. What’s working, what’s not, and who’s got indigestion. Moderator: Mugs Buckley, TDG Karin Gilford, SVP Comcast Interactive Media: Manages Fancast, the online video-streaming site. Ben Ling, YouTube: We want people to watch YouTube on-demand in any place. Jeff […] Read more »

Canoe Ventures outlined its strategy today at the NewTeeVee Live conference held today in San Francisco, where David Verklin, the CEO, outlined the cable industry’s answer to the competition from online video. The vision wraps compelling features for consumers around a hidden advertising and data gathering agenda Read more »

The people who brought you live online coverage of Olympics, Tiger Woods’ epic U.S. Open win, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Oprah’s web casts and the presidential debates share tales from the trenches today at NewTeeVee Live. Tom Morgan, Chief Strategy Officer, Move Networks Eric […] Read more »

ABC.com was the first to post its broadcast content online with four shows about two years ago. Liz Gannes, Editor, NewTeeVee chats with Alexis Rapo, V-P, Digital Media, Disney-ABC Television Group about how ABC monetizes the content and what it plans to do in online video. […] Read more »

Intel (INTC) after the close of markets today issued its fourth-quarter revenue forecast — something it had said it would do on Dec. 4 — and as expected, cut its guidance by some $1 billion. Read more »

[qi:032] Telephone companies pushing television services will gain customers by offering lower prices than cable or satellite providers, according to a survey being presented today by Heavy Reading. The survey, which consisted of about 200 consumer interviews, found that price, more than special interactive features, will […] Read more »

Yesterday Ion Media, a broadcaster behind an effort to create a new way to deliver over-the-air broadcast television to mobile phones, announced a successful test of a new mobile digital television standard. Read more »

Cisco today announced a new edge router capable of moving 6.4 terabytes of data — the equivalent of 200 full length movies — per second. Om anticipated the product last week, pointing out that the influx of data traveling over the Web requires better and faster […] Read more »

Nokia Siemens Networks plans to cut an additional 1,300 employees as part of an overall restructuring. The telecommunications equipment maker has cut about 6,000 workers and plans to lay off a total of about 9,000 before its restructuring is complete. Read more »

While the revenue from wireless data plans is rising to about a fifth or a fourth of carrier’s wireless sales overall, a survey released today indicates carriers aren’t satisfied. Taking a page from web firms, they want to know how their subscribers are using wireless broadband, in order to make more money. Read more »

Sun Microsystems plans to lay off about 350 employees in January. The computer systems maker said in a WARN letter that it would lay off 352 people between January 5 and January 25 across the U.S. citing a “need to reduce overall spending in its fiscal year 2009.” Read more »

Boingo Networks, a Wi-Fi hotspot network, said today that it bought Opti-Fi Networks from Parsons Transportation Group and ARINC. Opti-Fi builds and manages Wi-Fi networks for 25 North American airports. Read more »

If mobile Internet devices don’t work out, Intel is also making inroads into the personal health market. The chipmaker today launched a patient monitoring device and online interface to connect doctors and their patients remotely. Read more »

Today IBM said it will allow people to use its semiconductor manufacturing plants to make power-efficient, higher performance chips that enable startups to compete with the manufacturing prowess of a chip giant such as Intel. Read more »

As broadband matures, carriers aren’t merely upgrading their networks, they’re also upgrading their pricing plans realizing that different service levels offer a more nuanced way to manage traffic on their network, and increase their sales. Read more »

Unlike the many consumers facing unsympathetic lenders, when you’re a money-losing telecommunications firm that has a $9.39 billion market cap, you can still renegotiate your debt. Today after reporting a third quarter loss of $326 million and the defection of 1.3 million customers, Sprint said it had renegotiated its debt. Read more »

Looks like Yahoo’s Jerry Yang’s ham-handed handling of the Microsoft offer is coming back to bite him. At a Friday business lunch in Australia, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, put on the airs of a spurned lover and told luncheon attendees that he wasn’t buying Yahoo, […] Read more »

Five years ago, the promise of a new networking technology known as Ultra-wideband was a living room without wires, where DVD players, set-top boxes and video accessories could connect with TVs over the air. Ultra-wideband (UWB) is a wireless personal area networking technology that can transmit […] Read more »

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