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SmartBrief keeps your finger on the pulse of everything technology -- consumer electronics, mobile, IT, software services, security and semiconductors, as well as education and digital entertainment. We also cover the worlds of cable, telecommunications, broadcasting and satellite communications.

Report: Starz is looking for a buyer, seeks $5B


  • New York Post

CBS Corp. and Lionsgate are among the companies reportedly considering buying premium cable network Starz, which is seeking $5 billion for the sale. "A deal for Starz could bolster either company's ex… Read More

Amazon denies report that it plans a free ad-supported service


  • Digital Trends

Amazon has rejected a report that it plans to introduce a free ad-supported streaming service, saying that while there are no such plans in the works it regularly experiments with new delivery models. Read More

NXP to buy Bluetooth, wearables chip business


  • Reuters
  • RTT News

NXP Semiconductors has agreed to acquire the Bluetooth Low Energy and wearable electronics chips business of Quintic, including more than 60 patents and other intellectual property. Although financial… Read More

Ed-tech product roundup: November


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Every Monday, SmartBrief on EdTech features Product Showcase, highlighting new products and services designed to support teaching and learning. Starting this month, we're pulling all those solutions t… Read More

Shoppers will tap into mobile for Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday


  • eWeek

Nearly three-quarters of Americans who plan to shop between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday this year plan to use their mobile devices to do so, a Consumer Electronics Association survey states. The dat… Read More