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44 min ago | Business Journal

Bright House says new 'Echo' will bring Wi-Fi dead spots back to life

Bright House Networks released a new wireless system called "Echo" which it says can fill the gaps in Wi-Fi coverage in users' homes.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Cable & Satellite, Bright House Networks

4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Nokia in wireless network deal with Panasonic

Nokia Corp. said the deal will boost the market share of its networks unit, a major provider of the next generation 4G wireless networks, particularly in the Japanese market.

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Related Topix: Nokia, Emerging Technology, Wireless

5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent sees loss narrow in 2nd quarter on lower charges

Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges, while revenue stagnated and restructuring charges mounted.

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Related Topix: Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel

5 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Siemens earnings up 27 pct in April-June quarter

The Munich-based industrial conglomerate on Thursday reported net earnings of 1.4 billion euros for its fiscal third quarter, up from 1.1 billion euros last year.

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Related Topix: Industrial Machines, Siemens AG, Siemens, Bradenton, FL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Kos

Reid pledges support for open-internet rules

Last month, Daily Kos and other net neutrality activist organizations wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , asking him to sign on to the efforts of more than a dozen members of his Senate caucus and House Minority Leader Pelosi and dozens of House Democrats to demand that the Federal Communications Commission reclassify broadband and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Reuters

U.S. regulator questions Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

The top U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Wednesday he is "deeply troubled" by Verizon Communications Inc's plan to slow data downloads for some high-speed wireless customers remaining on the older unlimited data plans.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, IT Services, Internet Service Providers

CED

Cha-ching! CoinTerra picks CenturyLink for Bitcoin mining

CenturyLink has signed a multi-megawatt data center deal with CoinTerra to host CoinTerra's rapidly growing Bitcoin-mining operations in CenturyLink's data centers.

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Related Topix: Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, CenturyTel, Economics News, Bitcoin, CPU, Science / Technology

GigaOM

Different quarter, same story: Sprint customers flee as network construction grinds on

Sprint suffered another big subscriber loss last quarter as both prepaid and postpaid customers departed.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, IT Services

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

Netflix agrees to pay AT&T for smooth streaming

Video streaming service Netflix has agreed to pay U.S. broadband provider AT&T Inc to ensure smooth delivery of Netflix content to Internet users, the companies said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, ATT, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Forbes.com

Nasdaq 100 Movers: VIP, WYNN

In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Wynn Resorts topped the list of the day's best performing components of the Nasdaq 100 index, trading up 3.0%.

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Related Topix: Destination Hotels and Resorts, Gaming, Hotels, Wynn Resorts, VimpelCommunications, Financial Markets

Tue Jul 29, 2014

MSN Money

Sprint, T-Mobile merger not expected before September: sources

The long-anticipated merger of Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc is not expected to occur before September, with the companies continuing due diligence and preparing a detailed case for a deal before U.S. regulators, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, IT Services, Deutsche Telekom AG, SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, AT&T

The News-Star

Use of social media erodes communication skills in workplace

Amber Atkins is quickly climbing the stairs of success at CenturyLink where she immediately landed a job fresh after graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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Related Topix: Public Relations, Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, CenturyTel, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Cellphones

Inside Bay Area

Larry Ellison and other Oracle bosses see smaller stock-option grants

Under fire from investors over how much it pays its top brass, technology giant Oracle appears to have slashed by more than half the annual stock options it awards CEO Larry Ellison and other executives.

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Related Topix: Phase Forward, Startups, WorldCom, Pillar Data Systems, Hyperion Solutions, IT Services, Oracle Corporation, Software, Lawrence Ellison

News Observer

Corning 2Q profit falls on weaker tablet demand

The company's Gorilla Glass is used in tablets and smartphones made by Samsung, Acer, HTC, Lenovo and others, according to the Corning's website.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Corning, Corning, NY

McClatchy

FCC's dull plans for Internet get viral, angry response

Growing alarm about big companies controlling online content has led to an unprecedented amount of public participation in a phase of the FCC's regulatory process usually reserved for lawyers and policy wonks.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Black Entertainment, Janet Jackson, Pop/Rock

Business Journal

Level 3 to float $600 million in notes for TW Telecom deal

Level 3 Communications Inc. will sell $600 million in corporate debt notes it plans to use to refinance some TW Telecom Inc. debt after the proposed $7.3 billion deal to combine the companies is completed.

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Related Topix: Time Warner Telecom, Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Broomfield, CO

Tri-cityherald.com

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA

KHOU-TV Houston

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.

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Related Topix: Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, Science / Technology, NASA

Business Journal

AT&T to bring U-verse with GigaPower to San Antonio

AT&T Inc. is planning to expand and upgrade its fiber network in San Antonio to accommodate its U-verse network with GigaPower speeds.

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Related Topix: ATT, Cable & Satellite

The Bennington Banner

Talks set for FairPoint Communications and union

Contract talks are due to resume between FairPoint Communications and the largest union representing workers across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

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Related Topix: FairPoint Communications, Vermont, Personal Finance, Retirement

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