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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.

The effect of cable's push against municipal broadband


  • Center for Public Integrity, The

AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and CenturyLink have successfully lobbied for laws in 20 states that restrict local governments from offering Internet to residents, even in rural areas where no marke… Read More

Sony's Xperia expected to land on Sprint phones


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters

Sony will reportedly get a leg up in the U.S. market when SoftBank's Sprint unit sells the company's next Xperia flagship smartphone in the U.S., according to several reports. SoftBank is also expecte… Read More

Sources: LED driver chip suppliers expect a brighter Q4


  • DigiTimes

Orders and sales for suppliers of light-emitting diode driver ICs have generally been flat in the third quarter, but business is expected to pick up in the fourth quarter, industry sources say. Those … Read More

Project has children unplug for computer science lessons


  • Hechinger Report, The

A project called Computer Science Unplugged teaches students computer science lessons without technology, allowing students to get to the core of what the field is based on -- computational thinking. … Read More

Global smartphone shipments seen extending strong growth


  • ZDNet
  • MediaPost Communications

Smartphone shipments globally will grow 23.8% this year to 1.25 billion and continue to pick up in 2015 in spite of saturated markets in Western nations, according to IDC. Emerging markets are leading… Read More