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December 24, 2012
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  • Telepresence robots bring workers to their desks virtually
    A growing number of employees are showing up at work with the help of remote-controlled telepresence machines that allow faraway workers to all but touch their offices. "This gives you that casual interaction that you're used to at work. I'm sitting in my desk area with everybody else. I'm part of their conversations and their socializing," said Dallas Goecker, a Seymour, Ind.-based engineer who works for a Palo Alto, Calif., technology firm. Goecker uses Suitable Technologies' Beam, one of more than a dozen mobile videoconferencing devices on the market. The Miami Herald (free registration)/The Associated Press (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Predictions: What's ahead for telecom in 2013
    Total Telecom staffers, looking at what might come to pass in the telecom sector next year, expect more cooperation but less consolidation among European telecoms. Other predictions include more consolidation in the U.S. market, including a possible move by Microsoft to buy Nokia. Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.) (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Roku CEO: One way or another, you'll watch TV on the Internet
    Most people will soon watch television on Internet-connected TV sets or through set-top boxes tied into the Internet, according to Roku CEO Anthony Wood. He noted that Roku-ready TV models will be rolled out at the 2013 International CES. "We think there's a huge opportunity to expand our platform from streaming players, where we're a leader today, into TVs," Wood said in this interview. CNBC (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NimbleTV tests cloud-based TV streaming
    NimbleTV has launched a test of a cloud-based system that will let subscribers access TV content on any device, including their smartphones. The service is available in New York City and will eventually be offered elsewhere in the U.S. and in India. TechCrunch (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Data caps may face tougher stance from FCC than from Senate
    Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., might face tough sledding in the Senate regarding his proposal to regulate the use of data caps by Internet service providers, but the Federal Communications Commission might be more sympathetic, says Guggenheim Securities analyst Paul Gallant, pointing to comments made by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Wyden introduced his measure Thursday. In a report, Gallant warns that ISPs might need to consider self-regulation to ward off federal intervention. Investor's Business Daily (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The dailyLead will not publish Tuesday
    In observance of Christmas, the dailyLead will not publish Tuesday. Publication will resume Wednesday. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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