ARRIS Group, Inc. reported that Comcast Cable has taken the E6000 Converged Edge Router from trials to its first commercial deployment.
The Cable Show -- This year's Cable Show is turning into a big coming-out party for the new Arris Group Inc. , an organization that combines the classic Arris business with the company formerly known as Motorola Home.
As the Cable Show opens here this week, Zenverge Inc. is unveiling a transcoding plug-in for the Comcast-developed reference development kit for cable IP set-top boxes, home media gateways and other IP-enabled devices.
Wireless is expected to be the key growth driver for the U.S. as well as the global communication equipment industry.
Aurora Networks, Inc., the number one optical access solution provider for cable operators, today announced the appointment of Jeff Gruitch and Sergio Ahumada to its North American Sales team.
<![CDATA[Monsanto Co. was sued by an environmental group and a Washington farm over claims it failed to take steps to prevent genetically altered wheat from contaminating regular wheat. The complaint by the Center for Biological Diversity and another filed in federal court in Spokane, Wash., follow a June 3 lawsuit in Kansas brought after wheat modified to withstand Monsanto's Roundup Ready weed killer was discovered on a farm in Oregon last month. Monsanto field-tested the modified wheat in 16 states, including Washington, from 1998-2005, dropped the project and never sought U.S. approval to market the wheat for planting, according to a complaint filed today in federal court in Spokane. In May, the U.S. announced an unauthorized Roundup Ready genetically engineered trait had been detected in wheat from an Oregon farm. TiVo has settled patent disputes with Cisco, Motorola Mobility and Time Warner Cable, averting a trial that was to begin next week. The settlement fell well short of what most investors had expected, however, and shares of Tivo plunged 18 percent in premarket trading Friday. Under the agreement, TiVo will get a lump-sum payment of $490 million from Google and Cisco. The company also will enter into patent licensing deals with Cisco, Google and Arris Group Inc. Google Inc. bought Motorola Mobility in 2012 and sold its set-top making unit to Arris this year. TiVo Inc., based in Alviso, Calif., has been suing pay TV companies, saying that they are using its patented technology in DVRs. Arch Coal Inc. said it will scale back operations at two coal mining complexes in Kentucky and Virginia, which will trim the workforce by more than 100. The company said Friday the cutbacks will affect the Cumberland River and Hazard mining complexes. Curtailed operations will cost about 110 jobs - about 65 of them company positions and the rest contractor jobs not controlled by Arch. The Cumberland River mining complex is in Letcher County in Kentucky and Wise County in Virginia. The Hazard Mining complex is in Perry County, Ky. Americans borrowed more in April to attend college and buy cars and were a little less cautious with their credit cards than the previous month. The Federal Reserve said consumer borrowing rose $11.1 billion in April from March to a seasonally adjusted $2.82 trillion. That's the 20th straight monthly gain and another record level. Nearly all of the gain came from a category that includes auto and student loans, which increased $10.4 billion. A measure of credit card use rose $682 million. While that's only a modest gain, it follows a decline of $906 million for the category in March. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which kicked off its annual meeting today, approved a new $15 billion share buyback program. The new buyback program was effective yesterday and replaces the previous $15 billion authorization, which had about $712 million remaining, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said today in a statement. The world's largest retailer is grappling with myriad challenges. Wal-Mart is trying to goose slowing sales gains in the U.S. as such rivals as Amazon.com Inc. and the dollar stores lure its customers. Overseas, the company is struggling to ignite growth in China and other emerging markets even as it probes allegations of bribery in Mexico and possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Wal-Mart is also contending with increasingly restive labor groups clamoring for better working conditions. Protesters from OUR Walmart, a union-backed organization of employees, descended on Bentonville this week. Wal-Mart has bought back about $36 billion in stock in its four previous fiscal years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Official figures show that Greece's economy shrank by 5.6 percent in the first quarter of the year, slightly worse than an initially estimated last month. The Greek Statistical Authority reported the revised figure Friday, following its May 15 estimate of a 5.3 percent contraction. The figures helped fuel debate over whether austerity measures are working following admission this week by the International Monetary Fund that it made mistakes in designing the country's bailout. The conservative-led coalition government has promised a return to growth and international bond markets next year, arguing that the harsh austerity measures agreed in exchange for the bailout loans are finally working. Target Corp. is planning a new organic and natural store brand as it works to rev up its grocery business. The big-box retailer said the new brand, called Simply Balanced, will start with drinks and snacks like corn chips on Sunday. The line is an outgrowth of similar products within its existing Archer Farms store brand, which is positioned as a premium alternative to national name brands. The company also plans boost its organic food selection 25 percent by 2017. Shares of Elan Corp. PLC jumped Friday after Royalty Pharma once again raised its offer to buy the Irish drugmaker in an increasingly bitter takeover fight. Royalty said it will now pay $13 in cash for each Elan share, and it will give stockholders the right to receive up to an additional $2.50 per share in milestone-based payments. That's up from a previous bid of $12.50 per share. Elan had nearly 597 million shares outstanding at the end of March, so the latest offer totals about $7.76 billion, not counting the milestone-based payments. Elan said its board will review the new offer, and its shareholders should take no action in the meantime. Apple Inc. is starting an iPhone trade-in program this month aimed at getting users to upgrade to the iPhone 5 and turn in older models, people with knowledge of the plans said. Apple has teamed up with Brightstar Corp., a mobile-phone distributor, to run the exchange program, said the people, who asked not to be identified because Apple hasn't publicly announced the plan. Brightstar also handles trade-ins for AT&T Inc. and T- Mobile US Inc., as well as other carriers and device makers, amid brisk demand for refurbished iPhone 4s and 4Ss in emerging markets. By offering money for older smartphones, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is seeking to entice consumers to upgrade to the latest models, part of the company's efforts to reignite sales growth and combat declining shares. Germany's central bank on Friday lowered its growth forecast for this year but said a recovery had already started, as evidenced by a rise in export and industry figures in Europe's largest economy. The lingering recession in the 17-nation eurozone and the unusually cold weather in Germany dragged down growth over the first few months of the year, the Bundesbank said. It now expects the economy to grow by only 0.3 percent in 2013, down from its December forecast of 0.4 percent. But it noted that the economy is already showing signs of recovery, which it said would lead to robust economic expansion in 2014. Private consumption should also be a driver of growth this year, thanks to low unemployment, decreasing inflation and rising wages, the Bundesbank added.
Motorola says it has reached a settlement with digital video recording pioneer TiVo ahead of a patent trial that was to start in a Texas court next week.
TiVo Inc. settled a patent dispute with Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility unit over digital-video recording technology, averting a trial that was scheduled to start next week.
ARRIS Group, Inc. today showcased the components of its expanded global solutions portfolio, highlighting its combined synergies in the cloud, network, and home.
ANGA COM 2013 - German video service provider, ROPA Television , has selected the ST-6000 Series video transcoder from ARRIS Group, Inc.