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  • Juniper to lay off more than 5% of its workforce
    Juniper Networks confirms that it is laying off about 500 employees, more than 5% of its workforce. The TechTarget site speculates that many of those who lost their jobs were involved with Juniper's QFabric product lines, citing unnamed sources. Light Reading (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FCC lays out rules for broadcast incentive auction
    Federal regulators on Friday started the ball rolling as part of a process expected to culminate in 2014 with the voluntary auction of broadcaster-owned spectrum that carriers would repurpose for wireless networks. "This is a big deal. The world is watching," said Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski as the agency began its rule-making process on the matter. The FCC also agreed to study whether it should tighten rules regulating the amount of spectrum a carrier could control in each market. Network World/IDG News Service (9/28), CNET/Politics and Law blog (9/28), Broadcasting & Cable (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Nielsen offers cross-platform video ad analytics
    The value of online video advertisements compared with traditional TV spots should be easier to determine under a new service from Nielsen. Cross-Platform Online Campaign Ratings will provide analytics for ads viewed on TV, on digital devices and both platforms. "This is the first time we can show the number of people who saw a campaign no matter where it lived," said Steve Hasker, Nielsen's president of global media products and advertiser solutions. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Few U.S. households are watching 3DTV channels
    Fewer than 115,000 U.S. households have a 3D channel on at any given time, according to Nielsen, pointing to an essential problem in the growth of 3DTV, this analysis notes. The 3DTV boom in homes that was expected to follow the success of "Avatar" hasn't taken hold, according to industry observers. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 16 docs form tele-ICU firm to boost remote monitoring of patients
    Performance ICU, a tele-ICU company that enables doctors to monitor patients and observe physiologic trends from a remote location, has been formed by 16 doctors in California. The firm's technology platform is capable of offering affordable solutions to assist health systems and hospitals in ICU staffing, said Dr. Richard DeFelice, Performance ICU managing partner. Healthcare Informatics online (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IEEE likely to focus on 400GB Ethernet as next-gen network
    While Terabit Ethernet is within reach technically, high costs and required technical network revisions will likely put it on the back burner and turn the IEEE's networking standard development efforts to 400GB Ethernet, according to the ad hoc IEEE Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment group. The Register (U.K.) (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NIST report: Most federal agencies are way behind on IPv6
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology reports that 52% of federal agencies have made no progress and fell short of Sunday's deadline for IPv6 compatibility requirements. Roughly 35% are making progress, while only 12% have made a full transition. The hurdles include funding challenges as well as government contractors' use of old standards. Federal Computer Week (9/28), The Register (U.K.) (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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