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February 23, 2007
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  • Verizon wins two additional FiOS franchises
    Verizon Communications added the Westchester town of Port Chester outside of New York City and Lower Merion Township, Pa., to its growing list of video franchises. Verizon will be going head-to-head with Cablevision in Port Chester and Comcast in Lower Merion. Multichannel News (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Revver teams up with Verizon for video clips on TV: Subscribers to Verizon Communications' FiOS service will be able to upload their own video clips onto their TVs via Revver's service. Revver said some of the videos, which will be stored on Verizon's network, would be available later this year. Yahoo!/Reuters (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Virgin, BSkyB square off in TV dispute
    Talks between Virgin Media and BSkyB have taken a turn for the worse. Virgin Media, which was formed by the merger of NTL and Virgin Mobile, is dropping the Sky Basics TV package after Sky increased the fee. BBC (2/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Accor expands wireless with Orange partnership
    Accor is expanding on its partnership with France Telecom mobile unit Orange to provide Wi-Fi access at Accor hotels in France. Wireless was already installed at more than 1,200 hotels under the partnership, and the service will now be expanded to 220 additional business hotels. Forbes/AFX News Limited (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NXTcomm unveils stellar June keynote lineup
    NXTcomm announced an all-star lineup of communications and entertainment industry CEOs who will deliver must-see keynote addresses at the inaugural NXTcomm, including the CEOs of AT&T, Bell Canada, Cisco, GE/NBC Universal, Motorola and Verizon. NXTcomm, the only venue where the business and technology of communications, information and entertainment meet, will be held June 18 to 21 at Chicago's McCormick Place. Learn more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology Trends 
  • IEEE sets sights on gigabit WiMAX
    The IEEE plans to develop a gigabit WiMAX standard by year's end that will help speed mobile WiMAX. The 802.16m is expected to offer speeds up to 1 Gbps within the next two years. Wireless Week (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sorpresa! launches broadband-video service
    Sorpresa!, the Hispanic children's TV network, has launched a broadband-video service that uses Brightcove's Internet-TV software. Sorpresa! currently has content deals with Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, the National Cable Television Cooperative and Cablevision Systems. Multichannel News (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • LBS attracts investors
    Location-based services have caught the attention of venture capitalists as more and more companies work to transform the mobile Internet. By 2010, LBS handset applications are expected to attract 144 million subscribers, according to ABI Research. Red Herring (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Place-shifting TV finding audiences outside U.S.
    The use of IPTV to deliver TV programming away from home in cafes, train stations and parks is gaining traction outside the U.S., but faces several obstacles to building an American audience: IPTV is available in just a dozen U.S. markets, and Hollywood studios may be reluctant to allow their content to be viewed outside the home. CNNMoney.com/Fortune (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other."
--Jascha Heifetz,
Russian-American violinist


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