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BBC America names Sarah Barnett as GM


  • Hollywood Reporter, The

SundanceTV chief Sarah Barnett has been tapped to become president and general manager of BBC America, which is nearly 50% owned by Sundance parent AMC Networks. Starting early next year, Barnett will… Read More

Amazon denies report that it plans a free ad-supported service


  • Digital Trends

Amazon has rejected a report that it plans to introduce a free ad-supported streaming service, saying that while there are no such plans in the works it regularly experiments with new delivery models. Read More

NXP to buy Bluetooth, wearables chip business


  • Reuters
  • RTT News

NXP Semiconductors has agreed to acquire the Bluetooth Low Energy and wearable electronics chips business of Quintic, including more than 60 patents and other intellectual property. Although financial… Read More

Mobile security is a top concern for IT professionals, survey says


  • VAR Guy, The

Ninety-eight percent of IT professionals say they're worried about mobile security, but less than half say they have taken active steps to protect such devices, a Spiceworks survey said. Spiceworks' K… Read More

Shoppers will tap into mobile for Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday


  • eWeek

Nearly three-quarters of Americans who plan to shop between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday this year plan to use their mobile devices to do so, a Consumer Electronics Association survey states. The dat… Read More