AT&T has introduced an unlimited data plan for Airstream travel trailers that will allow owners to turn the trailers into mobile hot spots. The plan costs $360 a year.
Cisco has unveiled improvements to its Webex meeting scheduler as well as new hardware for all conference areas. The new scheduler will work with the "@meet" command instead of requiring dial-in information, and the hardware will respond to voice commands.
The US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld a decision made by the Copyright Royalty Board centered on radio streaming rates; the appeal was filed over two years ago by SoundExchange. A National Association of Broadcasters spokesman said NAB "is delighted by the D.C. Circuit's decision to uphold the streaming rates for broadcasters set by the Copyright Royalty Board."
All Scripps TV stations will dedicate 100 minutes of airtime each week to covering politics in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections. Also, the company announced the renewal of its Sunday political news show, "The Race."
Ads centered on the 2020 presidential election are already hitting TV screens. Of the more than 10,500 presidential ads that have aired this year, more than half have been broadcast in Iowa.
Political ads promoting stricter gun control have aired 102,636 times this year -- a 22-fold increase over just four years ago, per Kantar Media/CMAG data. Anti-gun control ads have aired 63,070 times this year, up from 24,194 in 2014.
Proactive measures need to be taken to protect cities from cyberattacks as more devices are connected and cities get smarter, Will Ash and Britt Norwood write. A multitiered approach and a response plan are critical, they add.
More than 10,500 TV ads centering on the 2020 presidential elections have aired on cable and broadcast channels, with more than half on Iowa channels. "Presidential advertising this early in the cycle is unexpected, but I think things are increasingly unpredictable," said Kantar Media senior analyst Madeline Meininger.