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February 7, 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. (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T signs telepresence deals with T-Systems, Tata
    AT&T will expand its telepresence footprint through deals with T-Systems and Tata Communications. The deals will extend the reach of videoconferencing and virtual-meeting services to Tata and T-Systems business customers that are part of AT&T's Business Exchange. eWeek (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GE joins project to bring M2M to the operating room
    Developers are adopting machine-to-machine technology to power robots that may one day provide a faster, easier way for surgeons to sterilize their instruments. GE Global Research and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are spearheading the effort through a $2.5 million pilot project to design and test an automated system that uses radio-frequency identification to give robots the ability to identify specific instruments. (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 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 and are expected to account for 10% of all current TV, video and over-the-top consumption, or 58 billion hours, 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
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