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Report: Radio viewed as a local platform by most listeners


  • Radio Business Report

Nearly 2 in 3 of radio audiences ages 18-64 consider the medium to be "mainly local," according to a report from Mark Kassof & Co. Just over half of those who view radio as being local said they would… Read More

Google phone tech may nix the need for Chromebook passwords


  • PCWorld

Google is developing "Easy Unlock," a smartphone-based technology designed to enable PCs that run on the Chrome operating system to do away with passwords. The experimental option, which Google has no… Read More

Sources: China's white-box tablet makers favor Intel, MediaTek


  • DigiTimes

Intel and MediaTek are muscling aside local chip suppliers, such as Allwinner Technology and Rockchip, in providing the applications processors for white-box tablet computers manufactured in China, Di… Read More

How to keep an open-source project from flatlining


  • Network World

Of about 100,000-plus open-source software projects tracked by the Ohloh directory, about 80% involve little or no activity, partly because of potential risks for enterprises, Maria Korolov writes. Is… Read More

How Comcast's purchase of Time Warner Cable could help Sprint


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Comcast's attempt to buy Time Warner Cable may help Sprint's pursuit of T-Mobile US, according to some industry observers. Comcast has argued that the acquisition will increase wireless competition by… Read More

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