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March 26, 2013
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  • AT&T adds ESPN, Disney nets to U-verse TV Everywhere roster
    AT&T has reached an agreement that will enable U-verse video subscribers to watch a number of ESPN networks online via the WatchESPN service. That means U-verse customers can access ESPN's TV Everywhere service on computers, tablets, smartphones and some game consoles. U-verse, which is launching the Disney Junior channel this week, will also soon add Disney's family of networks to its TV Everywhere menu. MediaPost Communications/MediaDailyNews (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Webinar: How Telcos Use MongoDB
With consumers and businesses spending more time connected to the Internet, telecoms can expect growing demand for their services. But demand doesn't always translate to profit, as competition, commoditization, operational complexity, and network investment costs threaten to turn telecom providers into low-margin "dumb pipes." Learn how operators are leveraging MongoDB to develop new applications quickly and secure new revenue streams. Register Now!
  Business & Industry Watch 
  • African nations deploy "white spaces" to expand broadband reach
    Google will launch its second trial to use "white space" technology to provide wireless service, this time to 10 schools in Cape Town, South Africa, according to the company, which is partnering with local groups. The technology, which involves unused broadcast frequencies and can send signals long distances, has also been deployed in Kenya under a government venture with Microsoft that has brought broadband to towns with no electricity. TechCrunch (3/25), (3/25), Ars Technica (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EU broadband proposal could save telecoms up to $77B
    Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and other European companies might save as much as $77 billion in installation costs for high-speed Internet infrastructure under a broadband proposal from the European Commission. "In most places, today's rules hurt Europe's competitiveness," said the commission's Neelie Kroes. "Everyone deserves fast broadband. I want to burn the red tape that is stopping us." Bloomberg Businessweek (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Measure and Fix Your "Leaky" Marketing Funnel
Marketing funnels can get pretty leaky. It's time to turn the odds in your favor. The first step to improving your marketing funnel is to measure it. Once you know where you are, then you can test improvements and move the needle. Buuuut... what should we track with a funnel? Get your hands on this guide to gain insight into the five best practices for optimizing a "leaky" funnel.

USTelecom Spotlight

  • How to monitor and optimize real-time IP networks
    This free webinar on April 4, sponsored by Acme Packet, discusses how monitoring and optimizing real-time IP communications networks requires a new set of software tools to manage voice and video operations, troubleshoot customer experience issues, proactively address network problems and detect and prevent fraud. Register today -- it's free. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Video Upload 
  • Intel said to be in talks with Time Warner, NBCU for TV service
    Intel is said to be in negotiations with Time Warner, NBCUniversal and Viacom for TV shows and movies for its forthcoming digital pay-TV service. Intel's entry into the pay-TV market should be good for programmers' bottom lines, according to RBC Capital analyst David Bank. "Intel will have to pay a premium as the new kid on the block," he said. Bloomberg (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Amazon will turn "Zombieland" into TV pilot
    Amazon will debut a pilot based on the 2009 film "Zombieland" as one of 13 original shows it plans to produce this year for streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Prime members will be able to provide feedback to help the company decide which pilots should extend into a full series. CNET (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  Technology Trends 
  • Analysts remain perplexed over Cisco's CPAK debut
    Cisco is moving ahead with the rollout of its CPAK 100 Gbps module format, with plans to include the component in its ONS 15454 platform, but that hasn't stopped analysts from questioning the company's motivation given the apparent oversaturation of the market. Cisco says it is pushing CPAK as a smaller option to existing CFP modules, but experts say that won't make much difference in light of the soon-to-be-released CFP2, which is nearly as small. "They've got everyone transfixed. I don't understand," said Andrew Schmitt, an analyst with Infonetics Research. Light Reading (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  IP Download 
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

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British journalist

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