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Is Raycom's tentative deal with DIRECTV in jeopardy?


  • Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.) (tiered subscription model)

Raycom and DIRECTV ended a short programming blackout by reaching a retransmission-consent deal "in principle" earlier this month, but that agreement has yet to be finalized. "We don't have a timetabl… Read More

CTIA urges USF reforms on wireless bills


  • Hill, The

CTIA said wireless carriers are unfairly subsidizing Universal Service Fund programs for delivering unrelated services such as in-home broadband and traditional wireline to underserved areas. In a fil… Read More

Sources: TSMC, UMC push up production in China


  • DigiTimes

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and United Microelectronics are both increasing their wafer output in their Chinese plants to meet chip demand, sources say. TSMC's 8-inch wafer fabrication facility… Read More

Sony takes on Google Glass with SmartEyeglass


  • Firstpost (India)

Sony has announced that it is releasing a wearable computer similar to Google Glass and it anticipates releasing the product commercially by March. Sony's SmartEyeglass will feature a single holograph… Read More


Chen: BlackBerry Passport will cost less than it should


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

BlackBerry will attempt to boost sales of its new Passport phone by charging $599 in the U.S., undercutting the price of rival handsets when it goes on sale Wednesday. CEO John Chen said the 4.5-inch … Read More