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Vivendi will talk exclusively with Telefonica


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Telefonica has raised its bid for Brazil's Global Village Telecom to about $9.8 billion, and GVT owner Vivendi said today that it would negotiate exclusively with the Spanish telecom, which hopes to p… Read More

Connected cars could put a dent in air pollution, report finds


  • Hill, The

Putting more connected cars on the road could improve global air quality and reduce oil consumption, according to a report from the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. The group says the en… Read More

CSR turns down Microchip's acquisition offer


  • GigaOm

CSR, which specializes in designing Bluetooth Smart chips for cars, wearable electronics and other Internet of Things applications, turned down an acquisition proposal made by Microchip Technology. Un… Read More

Poll: Mobile devices, flipped instruction popular instructional tools


  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

More than half of respondents to a recent SmartBrief on Education poll said they planned to use mobile devices and flipped instruction in the classroom this year, while slightly less said they were us… Read More

Standards Program documents, meetings announced


The ANSI-accredited SCTE Standards Program has made three new documents available for download, and three standards sessions have been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24 at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo┬« 2014 i… Read More