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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.

Opinion: "Greedy" pay-TV industry is in need of real reform


  • Hill, The

The pay-TV industry is lobbying for reforms that would only boost its profitability "at the expense of consumers and broadcasters," writes Robert Kenny, director of public affairs for A… Read More

Developers confront monetization challenges


  • GigaOm

Some application developers are finding their revenue growth is falling short of expectations, and analysts say app providers are facing declining demand in the U.S. as consumers are reluctant to pay … Read More

More Android phones expected to have 64-bit chips in 2015


  • DigiTimes

With the introduction of 64-bit processors by Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung Electronics, and the impending release of the Android L operating system by Google, manufacturers of Android-based smartpho… Read More

New website keeps parents updated on NYC middle schools


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A New York City public radio station and a commercial television station are partnering on a website to update parents on the quality of the city's middle schools. will provide weekly e… Read More

Phone use proves no risk during flights, Euro regulator declares


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Following the lead of the U.S. in ruling that the use of personal electronic devices -- including cellphones and tablets -- poses no threat to safety, European authorities have cleared their use on fl… Read More