WarnerMedia earned $8.5 billion in revenue during the first quarter, an increase of 9.8% from the same period during 2020, an AT&T earnings report showed. HBO and HBO Max were major factors, as subscription revenues climbed 12.6% to $3.8 billion.
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Test and measurement equipment issues are among the most challenging of barriers to the development and adoption of Wi-Fi 7, a pair of National Instrument executives maintain. Wi-Fi 7 will support 320 MHz transmissions, twice as much as Wi-Fi 6, but the NI executives note that testing gear has not been improved in 20 years.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a key factor in driving adoption for internet of things technology in 65% of cities worldwide, ESI ThoughtLab found in a recent study. ESI's survey also revealed that artificial intelligence and the use of biometric data are among the main technologies cities have implemented or plan to adopt.
The latest model of Apple's 4K TV uses an A12 Bionic chip to support video running at 60 frames per second as well as improved graphics, color and audio. Apple plans to make the device, which also features a redesigned Siri remote, available at the end of April.
Several tech giants, including Google, Amazon and Apple, are partnering on Project Connect Home over IP (CHIP), an open-ended software initiative that aims to streamline the integration of smart home products from different manufacturers. Devices that support CHIP are expected to roll out this year.
Netflix only added about 4 million subscribers in the quarter that ended March 31, the streaming giant's weakest gain in the last eight years. Revenues rose by 24%, but the company failed to meet its own or investors' expectations, and shares fell 10% on April 20.
The largest slice, at 20%, of digital ad budgets is now taken up by native options such as influencers and paid branded content, surpassing display, paid social, video and other formats, according to an Advertiser Perceptions study. In addition, ad executives say e-commerce and connected and over-the-top TV are the most important formats for 2021, followed by video, influencers and paid social.
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Call for nominations is now open for the Class of 2021 Cable TV Pioneers
The Cable TV Pioneers is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2021. The nomination application is available online at CableTVPioneers.com. The application period will end April 30, 2021. Learn more about how to nominate a colleague or become a member here.
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