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10/22/2018

Adidas Originals teamed with rapper Curtis Roach to create an Instagram Stories music video that unveiled the artist's new track, "Spectacular," while he danced wearing the brand's P.O.D. sneakers. The video, available for only 24 hours, is an example of "disappearing cinema" technique, the brand said.

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10/22/2018

Sony reported this week that PlayStation Vue's live local sports and on-demand nationwide programming will be offered through the Apple TV app. Vue is the first pay-TV vendor in the US added to the Apple TV app, which will send viewers to the Vue app to view the content.

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10/22/2018

The US Justice Department relied on faulty theoretical modeling in determining that an AT&T-Time Warner merger would significantly decrease competition, AT&T argued in its final brief to the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Oral arguments are set for December in the appellate court, which will rule on whether a lower court correctly decided that the DOJ didn't have sufficient grounds to block AT&T from owning both DirecTV and such programming as CNN and HBO.

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Broadcasting & Cable
10/22/2018

The average age of "Law & Order: SVU" viewers is 61 for traditional TV, but 33 for digital platforms, and "This is Us" shows a similar trend. NBC Entertainment's Jeff Bader, president of program planning, strategy and research, shared these and other digital viewership stats at a recent conference to help guide content decisions.

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Jeff Bader, NBC Entertainment
10/22/2018

IoT, Wi-Fi services, data analysis and 5G will be major topics at this year's Cable-Tec Expo, says Mark Dzuban, CEO of SCTE. The annual program emphasizes applied science for operational workers who implement technologies.

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Light Reading
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Mark Dzuban, SCTE
10/22/2018

More than 70% of IT decision-makers at small to medium-size businesses attest that network-based security is critical to the cybersecurity of those enterprises, a Spiceworks survey commissioned by CenturyLink found. Nearly 80% of those decision-makers report that they manage network security in-house.

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Telecompetitor
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CenturyLink
10/22/2018

Recovery efforts in the Florida Panhandle have led to some accidental re-cuts of fiber lines that Verizon had repaired in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Also, the telecom has expanded the number of counties in which it will waive service fees, with nine counties now included.

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RCR Wireless News
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Verizon
10/22/2018

AT&T invested $1 million in a film that's now available to 140 million homes through various video properties, one of the first beneficiaries of the company's AT&T Presents: Untold Stories initiative. Designed to benefit independent filmmakers, the initiative aided "Nigerian Prince," for which AT&T has a five-year license.

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AT&T
10/22/2018

Qualcomm executives foresee 5G applications in factories and other industrial settings. President Cristiano Amon also touts 5G's usefulness in connected vehicles -- a development that could help insurance companies set rates based on data collected from those vehicles.

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RCR Wireless News
10/22/2018

The Port Covington redevelopment project in South Baltimore has landed three cybersecurity firms as the first tenants in what officials are referring to as Cyber Town USA. The government hopes to bring more cyberfirms to the 235-acre waterfront project, which will open by the end of 2020, in an effort to develop an East Coast version of Silicon Valley.

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The Baltimore Sun