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YouTube reportedly frets as stars tempted by competing OTT services

As the popularity of home-grown YouTube stars explodes, in many cases thanks to the efforts of multichannel networks, their cachet in the over-the-top world is growing, too. With potential suitors circling, Google-owned YouTube is throwing out some attractive lures of its own to keep those new celebrities in the fold.

Google hopes to have Project Loon customers by 2016

That loony project where Google launches balloons into the stratosphere to provide Internet connectivity to the unconnected all over the world? Turns out, the program's achievements are surprising even the program's director at the same time Googlers are calling out some of their best-performing balloons.

Parks: Roku leads the streaming video device market

A new Parks Associates survey reveals that 10 percent of U.S. households purchased a streaming video device this year, with Roku being the top choice amongst consumers.

IDC: Smartphone shipments to hit 1.4B in 2015, and prices will keep falling

Research firm IDC expects total smartphone shipments of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, which would indicate a 26.3 percent increase over 2013. However, IDC thinks growth will slow in 2015 down to 1.4 billion units, or a 12.2 percent year-over-year growth rate.

Cisco, Bosch, ABB joint venture targets smart home opportunity

Cisco has teamed with Bosch and ABB to form a joint venture to develop and operate what they say is an open software platform targeting smart home devices and applications.

Google Fiber starts signing up 1 Gig customers in Austin

Google Fiber announced that it will start signing up both residential and small business customers for its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) in the south and southeast areas of Austin, Texas, with plans to bring the service to other neighborhoods.

Franchise agreement portends Google Fiber's entry into Nashville

Is Google Fiber coming to Nashville? That's the well-founded speculation after the high-speed Internet operator signed a franchise agreement in Tennesee. FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley has a complete report here.

Google, Roku stand to rake in holiday streaming stick sales

Streaming sticks will be one of the hottest stocking stuffers this holiday season, if new data from Parks Associates is any indication.

Google Fiber reveals 1 Gig pricing for Austin

Google Fiber is finally providing details on its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) build in Austin, Texas, revealing pricing for its stand-alone and bundle service tiers.

Google executive tells mobile industry Loon is not a threat as team reveals lessons learned

A Google executive presenting at a mobile industry event in Shanghai, China, assured the mobile industry last week that it need not be afraid of Project Loon, which is trying to bring the Internet to everyone, anywhere.