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February 5, 2013
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  • AT&T rebrands U-verse mobile TV service, adds mini-packages
    AT&T has changed the name of its wireless video service from AT&T U-Verse Live TV to Mobile TV, saying in a blog post that it has also improved the picture quality of the $10 monthly service, introduced $5 add-on programming packages and made it available on most of its smartphones via 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks. Subscribers can view a number of live TV channels by downloading a streaming and on-demand TV application. TheNextWeb.com (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Verizon joins industry group pushing DOE electric-vehicle goals
    Verizon is one of 13 members of a coalition of energy, technology and automobile companies working with the U.S. Department of Energy to realize President Barack Obama's Electric Vehicle Everywhere Challenge, which seeks to expand access to affordable EV technology. The companies are part of a DOE initiative called the Workplace Charging Challenge, which is focused on developing and marketing infrastructure for electric-vehicle charging stations. Electric Light & Power online (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What's the Point of Voice Regulation?
    Join USTelecom and a panel of experts for a free policy briefing, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. Eastern time, discussing how consumers and providers are moving toward Internet-based communications services and whether regulation of voice services makes sense in today's markets. Attend in person or online. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NPD: Numbers of free streamers, SVOD users nearly equal
    During the past 90 days, 14% of television viewers used a subscription video-on-demand service to watch TV shows, while 12% streamed such content free on the Internet, according to The NPD Group. Hulu.com was the leading source of free streams last year, accounting for 43% of total streams, while the websites of the five broadcast TV networks accounted for 30%, the market research firm estimated. Home Media Magazine (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Trends 
  • Europeans look to retool rules on cybersecurity
    The European Union will release a series of new cybersecurity recommendations this week, including a proposal that would require companies including stock exchanges and search engines to disclose information about breaches. The plan, which would replace a system of voluntary compliance, will go to the European Parliament for approval and must then be ratified by the 27 EU member nations -- a process that could take two years. The Wall Street Journal (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FCC's McDowell argues against international Internet regulations
    In testimony prepared for a joint session of three House subcommittees, Robert McDowell of the Federal Communications Commission urges lawmakers to combat increased international regulation of the Internet. "[W]e should work to offer alternate proposals such as improving the longstanding and highly successful, non-governmental, multistakeholder model of Internet governance to include those who may feel disenfranchised," he said. Broadcasting & Cable (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Rural schools feel the need for speed -- in broadband access
    High-speed Internet access fosters learning in many U.S. schools, but in rural districts, access can be spotty, this analysis notes. "Our goal is to bring these kids into the 21st century, and we're doing it with 20th-century Internet," said Kristen Warner of the Chesterfield School in New Hampshire. Educators note that students need high-speed broadband access at home as well. The Keene Sentinel (N.H.) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits."
--Robert Louis Stevenson,
Scottish novelist, poet and essayist


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