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Media General modifies terms of LIN Media acquisition


  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)
  • Broadcasting & Cable
  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)

Media General is lowering the price it will pay to acquire LIN Media following CBS' decision to move its affiliation from LIN's WISH to WTTW in Indianapolis. Also, to comply with Federal Communication… Read More

Verizon exec sees consensus on need to revamp telecom act


  • Multichannel News

Policy differences aside, telecom industry stakeholders generally agree that the 1996 Telecommunications Act needs to be updated, Verizon Executive Vice President Craig Silliman told a tech conference… Read More

Virtual meetings now favored by majority of firms, survey says


  • TG Daily

More executives are coordinating with colleagues virtually as telepresence technologies gradually supplant in-person meetings in enterprise collaboration, data show. A survey by YouGov found that 60% … Read More

Chipmaker Allwinner aims to fuel generic tablets market


  • Computerworld

Consumers looking to get started with a cheap 7-inch Android tablet may soon be able to buy one for under $35 as Chinese chipmaker Allwinner ships a "fully formed" $4 quad-core chip, according to anal… Read More