The news broke a couple days ago that Rogers has signed an exclusive $5.2 billion deal with the National Hockey League. This may come as a surprise for some, but for those who have been following the telecom industry lately, it is obvious that Canada’s No. 1 carrier is using every possible tool to keep its customers [...]
Digital communication has evolved to such a point that even innocuous features such as instant messaging are now a common part of daily life for those at the highest level of power in local and federal governments. However, a new report published by the information watchdog has called for government officials to have strict controls [...]
You may think Google has created an ingenious suite of useful—and not to mention free—online services, but did you ever stop to wonder what Google gets in return? The answer, in a word, is information, your information more precisely, and according to a Dutch privacy watchdog, this ‘invisible web’ of data collection is not only [...]
Although Blackberry has fallen behind many of its rivals in the telecom market, it is still a household name in many parts of the world considering its past fame. This reputation has meant that some people still follow the brand and a new survey has revealed that the struggling smartphone manufacturer is actually still a [...]
The idea of installing a ‘kill switch’ in smartphones is causing quite a stir, as government and law enforcement agencies face off with the wireless industry. Spearheaded by a district attorney in San Francisco and an attorney general in New York, the proposition would see firmware added to smartphones that would allows consumers to ‘brick,’ [...]
Shortly after Apple announced the iPhone 5s with Touch ID, and built the first desktop class 64-bit A7 SoC into the device, Samsung reacted by saying that its next-generation high-end handsets would likely incorporate 64-bit chips. But until now biometrics have remained untapped. A new Samsung patent, however, has spurred rumours of a possible new [...]
Speaking to the Hansard Society this week, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said: “I am announcing today the creation of a Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy, the core membership of which will be assembled in the next few weeks, supplemented by a circle of around 30 expert commissioners and reinforced I [...]
The Government is planning to order Internet service providers to block extremist websites and empower a specialist unit to identify and report content deemed too dangerous for online publication. The Crime & Security Minister, James Brokenshire, said this week that measures for censoring extremist content would be announced shortly. There is a bit more detail here. [...]
The Future of Innovation in Television Technology (FITT) Taskforce, supported by the Digital TV Group (DTG), the industry association for digital TV in the UK, has today published its third status update. Bringing together consumer specialists,...Show More Summary
TDS Telecom is putting broadband into more rural customer's hands by completing part of its ARRA-funded broadband Internet project in Paonia, Colo.
Vivendi has made it official that it will separate its telecom unit from its growing media and content activities and has named Vincent Bollore as its new chairman.
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As retailers gear up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, online video providers are getting in on the action with a series of new marketing campaigns to lure more viewers or to buy their online video wares.
The global IP router and switching market may have suffered a near-term setback as revenues dropped 10 percent sequentially, but vendors are expected to see improvement in the upcoming fourth quarter, according to Infonetics Researc...
AT&T is giving more businesses in the St. Louis area the opportunity to access higher speed services such as Ethernet by extending their fiber network to over 200 multi-tenant buildings.
XO has appointed 30-year telecom industry veteran Christopher Ancell as its new CEO, giving the company a permanent replacement to Carl Grivner, who left in April 2011.