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February 4, 2013
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  • Gigabit Internet projects ramp up
    Gigabit projects are taking hold around the U.S., with the formation of the North Carolina Next Generation Network representing the latest initiative. Service providers need to act like technology innovators to realize the potential of broadband access on a wider scale, Stacey Higginbotham asserts. CNET/Internet & Media blog (2/1), GigaOm (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Bell Labs delivers terabit-per-second on single fiber
    While terabit-per-second on fiber isn't new, making it happen on a single fiber via just two subcarriers is an innovation that Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs now claims. The advancement boosts fiber capacities well beyond those of current wavelength-division multiplexing systems, according to a Bell Labs research paper. (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cybersecurity executive order is near, Senate aide says
    Private companies involved in critical infrastructure will be urged to meet voluntary cybersecurity standards to be laid out in an executive order by President Barack Obama later this month, according to a spokeswoman for Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del. Carper, who is chairman of the Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee, plans to hold a joint hearing on cybersecurity issues with the Senate intelligence committee. Computerworld (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Netflix CEO: Original programming will help build subscriber base
    Netflix's investments in the series "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development" are part of a $5 billion bet on original content to attract subscribers, the company says. "We're on the cusp of something that will change television forever," CEO Reed Hastings said. "Our view is that over the next couple of years as Internet TV really grows, people will look back and say that this was the turning point." Bloomberg (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tablets are seen as a major TV viewing option by 2017
    Tablets will be in almost two-thirds of U.S. households by the end of 2017, with the devices expected to account for 10% of all current TV, video and over-the-top consumption, according to a report by The Diffusion Group. "This will create major new opportunities and challenges for content providers, TV networks, multichannel operators and advertisers. These companies need to be actively exercising their tablet strategies now, not later," said TDG senior analyst and report author Bill Niemeyer. (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Industry giants battle for cloud dominance
    Cloud computing is the latest tech battleground, with Google and Microsoft taking aim at segment leader Amazon. "The great tech wars are expanding into nearly every area of business, and cloud services are the latest battlefield. Amazon has captured the hearts and minds of developers, but Google and Microsoft are gaining ground," says Bill Coughran of Sequoia Capital. The Wall Street Journal (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Researchers team up on innovations using tiny LEDs
    Several British university research teams will work together over the next four years on technology that could enable development of a 1 Gbps broadcast network from micro LEDs. They also hope to use the tiny LEDs as pixels in huge light displays. The new technology is being called "li-fi." The Register (U.K.) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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