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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.

"IT Essentials" Just Weeks Away


A self-paced online offering of SCTE's training course "IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software (CompTIA A+)" is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 17. Learn more about this certification prep course and… Read More

Bankers seen wary of helping Ergen's wireless forays


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Investment bankers are reluctant to back DISH Network. Even the satellite provider is reportedly kicking the tires of T-Mobile US, Wall Street sources say. "[H]e's burned a lot of bridges with negotia… Read More

NeoEE IP upgrade meets auto electronics requirements


  • DigiTimes

The NeoEE silicon intellectual property for automotive electronics applications has been upgraded to satisfy the AEC-Q100 Grade 0 requirements, according to eMemory, which provides the low-power IP. Read More

Microsoft sees progress in tablet, phone margins


  • Verge, The
  • GigaOm
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • PCWorld

Microsoft has announced that revenues soared past expectations in its fiscal first-quarter report and sales for its Surface line of tablets more than doubled from the previous year, growing by 127% to… Read More