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NBCU exec discusses popularity of time-shifting during prime time


  • Variety

The number of viewers watching time-shifted programs during prime time is about equal to the average ratings of ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox combined, according to Alan Wurtzel, NBCUniversal's president of r… Read More

T-Mobile installs VoLTE across U.S. network


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  • CNET

T-Mobile US has introduced voice-over-LTE service across its entire U.S. footprint covering 233 million homes, CEO John Legere disclosed Thursday after announcing earnings. Legere said the carrier "ha… Read More

Sources: Samsung ordering more smartphone chips from Taiwanese firms


  • DigiTimes

Samsung Electronics, looking to shore up its smartphone market share, is said to be placing more orders with IC design firms in Taiwan, according to industry sources. Capella Microsystems, Himax Techn… Read More

U.S. Secret Service reveals details of POS malware


  • CSO online (Australia)

Federal law enforcement officials say they are investigating a series of cyberattacks that rely on a sophisticated strain of malware that targets retail point-of-sale systems by exploiting weakly prot… Read More

How the Aereo decision could boost cloud DVR use



The Supreme Court's ruling on Aereo's copyright case could clear the way for wider adoption of cloud-based DVRs, according to Parks Associates. The market research firm reports that 45% of pay-televis… Read More