Despite reports to the contrary, the broadcast television audience may be keeping over-the-air viewing alive and well, a study from Nielsen suggests. Broadcast-only households grew 4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2014.
The public pay phone, seen by many as a place for graffiti and vandalism (and maybe Superman's changing room) but hardly a modern day need, may get new life as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Supreme Court on ruled on June 25 that Aereo's subscription video on demand service, which streams broadcast signals received via small antennas to DVRs and ultimately subscribers, violated copyright laws. Samantha Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, takes a look at the Supreme Court's decision and its impact on the online video, broadcasting and cable segments.
When it comes to deciding what to watch online, 68 percent of connected viewers pick YouTube first, a new study from Adroit Digital reveals. And those viewers, who now watch 15 hours or more of online video on any kind of connected device, would cut the cord instantly if a viable alternative to pay TV were available online.
Verizon FiOS user Paul McNamara reported that his TV, phone and broadband services were cut off due to ants eating through the outer casing of the fiber optic cable that brings service into his home.
There is no such thing as a free ride on the high-speed Internet, Kansas City, Mo., residents are learning as the construction of Google Fiber disrupts their daily lives with burst gas lines, construction workers in their backyards and ripped up lawns.
The storage area network (SAN) market reached $549 million globally in the first quarter of 2014, down 9 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, but a transition in Fibre Channel switches from 8G to 16G could re-energize this segment, Infonetics Research reports.
FairPoint has opened a new data center in Laconia, N.H., where it will offer businesses and state and local government agencies a facility that includes rack space and connections for managing off-site disaster recovery, computing, storage and other IT equipment.
Apple's iOS-based smartphones dominate video viewing, representing 60 percent of mobile video views in the United States alone, a new report says. But Android-based smartphones hold sway for video viewers in Latin America, at 53 percent.
Cisco has added another element to its virtualization and cloud service portfolio by reaching a deal to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems, a developer of network service orchestration products for traditional and virtualized networks, for $175 million.