Ghana bans copper cable exports; TVs are the fastest-growing Internet platform

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> Ghana's government implemented an administrative ban on exporting copper cables in response to a rise in copper theft. Article

> Ericsson completed its layoff of 1,399 employees in Sweden. Article

Cable News

> DirecTV is conducting pilot tests on a new high-definition DVR that contains a Wi-Fi receiver that could make it easier for subscribers to download video-on-demand programming. Article

> Google Fiber is building a series of apps for Apple's iPad and iPhone that will allow its FTTH subscribers in Kansas City to navigate live TV, video-on-demand and DVR programming. Article

Online Video News

> Hulu's owners, Walt Disney Co. and News Corp., have pulled back on selling the unit. Article

And finally … The TV has become fastest-growing internet platform. Article

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