Apple remained at the top of a global ranking of brands for 2013, with a value of $185 billion, but Samsung Electronics is closing the gap, moving up 25 places to No. 30, according to the latest BrandZ Top 100 study of leading global brands.
Microsoft said it'll make interactive TV a core focus of the new Xbox One gaming console that it will begin selling later this year.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and other major MSOs gained about 800,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter, which represented 82 percent of the broadband subscriber growth they reported this time last year, Leichtman Research Group said Tuesday.
Verizon's FiOS TV was the top ranked subscription TV service in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index released Tuesday, while Charter Communications generated the most improvement compared to last year's survey.
The New York Public Service Commission went ahead with granting Verizon "limited approval" to replace Hurricane Sandy-damaged wireline voice networks with its VoiceLink wireless service on Fire Island, one of a few areas in New York and New Jersey where Verizon said repairs to the PSTN will be too expensive or difficult.
Vodafone will report its annual results on Tuesday and speculation is brewing about what, if anything, CEO Vittorio Colao will say to shed light on the future of the operator's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless.
DirecTV updated its app for Apple's iPhone this week to allow subscribers to use voice commands to change channels and search for content.
TiVo is beginning to offer new content recommendations called "What to Watch Now" to users with its iPad app, and it plans to add the system to its Premiere DVR by the end of the year.
Commenting that he's "not a big believer in the quad play," Gregg Siebert, CFO of Cablevision, said the cable company abandoned the notion of marketing a smartphone that would leverage cellular networks as well Cablevision's network of 80,000 hotspots.
Verizon's EVP and CFO Fran Shammo, according to a report in FierceCable , said that while the telco anticipates higher churn for FiOS products during the summer months, he is "confident" the telco will achieve its goal of adding 600,000 new subscribers by the end of the year.