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Broadcasters say exclusivity rules help boost local programming


  • Broadcasting & Cable

A study showing that broadcasting exclusivity rules lead to higher ratings and more advertising revenue is being highlighted by NAB in response to the Federal Communications Commission's look into ret… Read More

Verizon tests way to more easily remove unwanted apps


  • Greenbot

Verizon Wireless is reportedly experimenting with a method for minimizing so-called "bloatware" -- applications pre-loaded onto smartphones -- by using the LG G3 in a test. The carrier reportedly plan… Read More

SanDisk's ULLtraDIMM SSDs could be a game-changer


  • Seeking Alpha (free registration)

The ULLtraDIMM solid-state drives introduced this year by SanDisk could provide a growth opportunity for the company, Piyush Arora writes. IBM is a customer for these SSDs, and Intel isn't venturing i… Read More

Google has deal for $1B acquisition of Twitch, sources say


  • VAR Guy, The

Twitch, a website that live-streams video games, will be purchased by Google for $1 billion, sources say. The deal has been rumored since May, including talk of Google adding Twitch to YouTube. Google… Read More

Apple-IBM deal is no threat, BlackBerry and Dell execs say


  • Reuters
  • Bloomberg Businessweek

BlackBerry CEO John Chen and a Dell executive each say Apple's deal with IBM is no threat to their businesses. In a separate interview, Chen said BlackBerry has no pending offers to buy the company. Read More