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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

China Telecom inks deal for Xbox One consoles


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

China Telecom has struck a deal with Microsoft to exclusively sell the Xbox One game console in China, beginning in September. The Chinese government this year lifted a 2000 ban on foreign game-consol… Read More

Wearables need a tech ecosystem, Qualcomm exec says


  • Network World

Wearable electronics will need an ecosystem of products and services to succeed, according to Qualcomm's Rob Chandhok. The current "gadget-to-cloud" model for wearables needs to evolve to something mo… Read More

Student: Social media decorum for high-school grads


  • Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The

In this commentary, college student and editorial intern Leah Polakoff reveals some ways in which students' social media use should change when they graduate from high school. Among other things, she … Read More

Visa backs mobile payments via old POS systems


  • VentureBeat

LoopPay, a service that enables mobile payments with existing point-of-sale terminals, has received backing from Visa, although terms were not disclosed. The Visa investment appears to be a vote of co… Read More