Archive for April 20th, 2009

NAB: What consumers really want from IPTV

I’m in my fifties and a lot of the people I interview are within 10 years of my age, so it’s no surprise thatwhen we talk about the future of video services — or any services — our conversations are laden with anecdotes about what our kids are doing. It’s that kind of reasoning by anecdote that lead Accenture to conduct its Global Consumer Broadcast Survey, now in its second year, according to Ross Sonnabend of Accenture. more

TI: Phone inventory scare abating

Wireless bellwether Texas Instruments said device makers have begun ordering its silicon once again asthey’ve plowed through their inventories and are ready to start building new phones. In TI’s first-quarter earnings call Monday, CEO Rich Templeton said that pick-up in orders, by no means, signaled an end tothe handset sector’s troubles, butthose troubles don’t appear to be mounting. more

Reliance, Yipes CMO turns VC

Caindec
S. Keao Caindec, the former chief marketing officer of Reliance Globalcom, has left the India-based global carrier to join venture capital firm Panorama Capital.
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MagicJack forced to rethink its customer service

MagicJack, maker of the small voice-over IP device made popular by late-night infomercials, today reached a settlement with Florida’s attorney general over allegations that it charged customers for long-distance calling during its advertised 30-day free trial. Without admitting guilt, the company agreed to make changes to its tech support and reimburse the state the $125,000 the investigation cost. more

The new US CTO’s broadband views

Aneesh Chopra
The United States’ first chief technology officer has been a champion of rural broadband, and will likely continue to be, but it’s unclear exactly how his experiences driving broadband availability at the state level will manifest on the national stage.
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