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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.

Sinclair exec: Broadcasters must be ready to fight OTT providers


  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)

Providers of over-the-top video services are taking direct aim at broadcasters, and the industry needs to be ready to fight back if it wants to stay relevant, said Mark Aitken, vice president of advan… Read More

Study: OTT tops DVR for viewing on demand


  • Advanced Television (free registration)

More than half of all broadband homes have at least one subscription to an over-the-top video service, according to a report from Parks Associates that says the percentage of homes streaming televisio… Read More

Freescale touts Ethernet chipsets, software for cars


  • Register (U.K.), The
  • Computerworld

Freescale Semiconductor is touting automotive-grade Ethernet chipsets and software that utilize its i.MX 6Quad and i.MX 6DualLite applications processors. The company says its Ethernet software stack … Read More

Neb. district plans training on social media for parents


  • Lexington Clipper-Herald (Neb.)

An attorney in Nebraska is giving presentations to area high schools to help parents better understand the digital world their children are living in. Topics include how to talk to students about soci… Read More

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Sony may once again trim Xperia phone targets


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Bloomberg

Sony may, for the second time this year, lower the target for the number of Xperia smartphones to be sold in its fiscal year, published reports indicate, noting the consumer electronics company has su… Read More