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Highlights from the Cable-Tec Expo


  • Multichannel News

DOCSIS 3.1 technology was a primary focus at SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo last week in Denver, Jeff Baumgartner writes. He notes that Wi-Fi connectivity and energy conservation were also among the big buzzwo… Read More

Authorities want Apple, Google to provide access to data


  • Bloomberg

New privacy features on Apple and Google smartphones have law enforcement officials urging the companies to unblock access to sensitive data in the interests of national security and fighting crime. A… Read More

SSD read speeds can be improved with cache, researchers say



Researchers at the National Taiwan University have developed an error correction cache that they say could improve the read performance of solid-state drives. The improvement was achieved through low-… Read More

PayPal to become a separate company from eBay next year


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters
  • PCWorld

EBay says it plans to make PayPal a separate, publicly traded company next year. EBay CEO John Donahoe will step down following the separation, to be succeeded by Devin Wenig of eBay Marketplaces. Dan… Read More

Liberty Global's Balan Nair to direct Expo 2015


Expanding the international scope of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo┬«, SCTE announced last week that Balan Nair of Liberty Global will serve as the program committee chairman for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo┬« 2015; the … Read More