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EnergySavvy to open Boston office

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EnergySavvy, a Seattle startup that helps utility and government agencies manage energy efficiency programs, has established a new outpost in Boston in order to serve its East Coast client base. To help grow the office, the company has hired software veteran Tony Barnes. Barnes previously worked at Microsoft in the digital television...
EnergySavvy to open Boston office

How to watch live digital TV on an iPad mini or Galaxy Note 2

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Outside of the U.S., mobile television is a bit more accessible. In Europe and Asia, for example, there are heavily used standards with solid backing, while here we’ve seen most efforts turn into relative flops. That leaves it up to the consumer to find solutions. And there are a number of...
How to watch live digital TV on an iPad mini or Galaxy Note 2

TV should switch to internet, peers suggest

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The switch to digital television may be only the beginning, as a Lords committee says that all TV should be broadcast via the internet, leaving the airwaves free for mobile phonesThe switch to digital television is only just complete, but UK households could be forced to adjust their sets again...
TV should switch to internet, peers suggest
Microsoft hires "Karl Rove of digital TV" to beef up clout in Washington

UK Internet TV service YouView could finally be set for launch in May

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YouView is a joint TV venture by some of the UK’s biggest TV and broadband brands, including the BBC, Channel 4, BT and TalkTalk. The project aims to bring together catch up TV services together on one platform, but it has faced delay-after-delay over the past couple of years. Founded...
UK Internet TV service YouView could finally be set for launch in May

UK inflation basket: ebooks in, champagne out

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Office for National Statistics notes recent increases in the number of people reading books digitally as it adds ebooks to the new basket of goodsThe world may not have heard of EL James and her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy were it not for her first publishing the erotic thrillers...
UK inflation basket: ebooks in, champagne out

Mobile DTV Brings Live Television To Cars, Buses

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Smartphones with HDTV reception chips and in-car television sets are big business in Taiwan, China, and Brazil. Now the travel-friendly tech behind mobile DTV is making its way to the United States.It's a badly kept secret that the United States is far behind the rest of the world when it...
Mobile DTV Brings Live Television To Cars, Buses

Chipmaker CSR surges 22% after results and news of $50m share buyback

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Company's revenues in line with expectations as dividend and buyback news boosts sharesCSR, the chipmaker whose customers include Apple, Samsung and Sony, has reported a fourth quarter loss, but the company softened the blow by raising its dividend and announcing a $50m share buyback.The company - which makes GPS, bluetooth...
Chipmaker CSR surges 22% after results and news of $50m share buyback

California Internet provider deploys white space service

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An Internet service provider based in California is offering residents connections using white spaces. Cal.net is using unallocated spectrum, left over after the transition from analog to digital television in 2009, to allow rural customers in areas without 4G LTE and land-based connections a wireless Internet connection....    ...
California Internet provider deploys white space service

UK 4G networks will disrupt TV signals, at a cost of £180m to mobile operators

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UK regulators haven’t even announced the auction date for Britain’s 4G network coverage, and already it is costing operators hundreds of millions of pounds to ensure the new wireless networks don’t interfere with television signals, reports The Telegraph. Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said that a fund has already been set up...
UK 4G networks will disrupt TV signals, at a cost of £180m to mobile operators

Help scheme runs out of TV boxes

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A scheme to help the elderly with the switchover to digital television is inundated with requests for set top boxes....
Help scheme runs out of TV boxes

FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

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Last month Boxee released its Live TV dongle, which allows Boxee Box owners to integrate live television into their programming options. A recent proposal from the FCC could limit the device's functionality, however, and it has the company calling on its customers to speak out against what it calls...
FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

Wi-Fi Alliance Thinks 'Super Wi-Fi' Term Confusing - Wants White Space Folks to Stay Away From Their Brand

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Last week the Wireless Innovation Alliance (whose members include Microsoft, Google and Dell) announced that Wilmington, North Carolina was home to the first non-trial deployment of White Space broadband, a technology that makes use of the unlicensed spectrum vacated from the shift to digital television. In their release, the group...
Wi-Fi Alliance Thinks 'Super Wi-Fi' Term Confusing - Wants White Space Folks to Stay Away From Their Brand

700MHz mobile spectrum: A sad tale of regulatory and interoperability failure

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In 2008, the FCC auctioned off some of the frequencies freed up from the transition to digital television. The auction was a financial success for the FCC, but a series of events post-auction made it a competitive and interoperability failure....
700MHz mobile spectrum: A sad tale of regulatory and interoperability failure
Digital television is where cable was in early days, says Conde Nast Entertainment chief

BBC iPlayer chief says that traffic from Internet TVs lag because they’re too complex

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Last August, we brought you the BBC’s vision for the future of iPlayer after it unveiled a new TV-friendly version of the online streaming service. In a nutshell, the BBC announced it wanted to take iPlayer beyond the tech-savvy and firmly embed it in livingrooms across the UK. However, Daniel...
BBC iPlayer chief says that traffic from Internet TVs lag because they’re too complex

Wanted: satellite broadband for a move to Wales | Ask Jack

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The Porters are moving to Wales and satellite seems to be the only option for broadband. But how does it work, and how do they choose a supplier?We have decided to leave the big city behind and move to a very remote location in Wales. After extensive research, it appears...
Wanted: satellite broadband for a move to Wales | Ask Jack

Tech Weekly podcast: Connected TV

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Aleks Krotoski and Charles Arthur tackle the week's biggest technology headlines in this edition of Tech Weekly, picking apart the rumours of the Facebook IPO, the fallout from the European ACTA MEP resignations, and the challenges Twitter faces after posting a new policy on tweet censorship.Just how ready is Facebook...
Tech Weekly podcast: Connected TV

4G mobile internet to be launched by Everything Everywhere

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Ofcom expected to allow owner of T-Mobile and Orange networks to sell service, giving them advantage over rivalsThe UK could be getting its first taste of 4G superfast mobile internet within months with the telecoms regulator Ofcom expected to announce on Tuesday that it will allow Everything Everywhere, the owner...
4G mobile internet to be launched by Everything Everywhere

Superfast mobile internet plans slowed by threat of legal action

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O2 network may challenge Ofcom over decision to allow rivals Orange and T-Mobile to launch 4G services this autumnPlans to launch 4G superfast mobile internet in the UK before Christmas have been thrown into turmoil by a threat of legal action from the O2 network.The Guardian understands that Spanish company...
Superfast mobile internet plans slowed by threat of legal action

On-the-move TV viewing figures remain low

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Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops account for just 1.2% of total viewing, according to researchThe future of media may be mobile but on-the-move television is still in its infancy accounting for three minutes of viewing a day, according to industry figures.The average UK viewer watched four hours...
On-the-move TV viewing figures remain low

New FCC 'Super Wi-Fi' Initative Not Really New - White Space Broadband Still Running Political Gauntlet

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The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang is exciting numerous people this morning by noting the FCC is pushing for a new, free "Super Wi-Fi" initiative that would deploy wireless service "so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a...
New FCC 'Super Wi-Fi' Initative Not Really New - White Space Broadband Still Running Political Gauntlet
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