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DSL Reports | April 23, 2021, 7:53 a.m.

Senate Republicans propose $65B for broadband lightreading.com Comcast Full Duplex DOCSIS trial pumps out 4-Gig symmetrical speedst lightreading.com Starlink creates risk of internet investment doom cycle, says APNIC researcher theregister.com AT&T Scores on Wireless Growth and HBO Max webpronews.com 620,000 Reasons DirecTV and AT&T Pay TV Is Dying (Think Lost Customers) nationalinterest.org Verizon grows revenue but loses wireless customers, continues to execute on all 5G opportunities rcrwireless.com T-Mobile paid John Legere $137 million during his last three months as CEO phonearena.com Sony confirms it is testing PlayStation Plus Video Pass, which lets PS Plus subscribers access over 20 movie and TV shows from Sony Pictures videogameschronicle.com Apple Must Face Lawsuit for Telling Consumers They Can "Buy" Movies, TV Shows hollywoodreporter.com read comment(s)

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Eurobites: UK spy chief says Huaweigate is just the start of it

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 9:10 a.m.

Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: Ericsson, ATU tackle spectrum issues in Africa; UK's mobile minnows put big fish to shame; Proximus' 5G innovation platform is up and running.

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Talking Brains, Hardware, and Privacy With Facebook’s AR Guru

Wired | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

This week, Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the head of Facebook Reality Labs, joins us to talk about how his team is thinking about the future of mixed reality.

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I Think You Should Leave Was Right About Everything

Wired | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

Two years ago, WIRED referred to Tim Robinson’s Netflix sketch series as not “particularly good.” We regret the error.

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Who is behind the recent Pulse Secure hacks?

TechHQ | April 23, 2021, 6:50 a.m.

The Pulse Secure range of VPN servers (virtual private network) is the latest target in a series of hacks that have affected many organizations across the world, many of them high up in defense and government in the US and Europe. The Pulse VPNs are deployed as an appliance installed by companies that allow secure... Read more »The post Who is behind the recent Pulse Secure hacks? appeared first on TechHQ.

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WiCipedia: Climate tech needs more women on its team

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 9 a.m.

This week in our WiC roundup: Women's role in climate tech; how Black women are affected by AI; Women in Tech's monumental pandemic growth; and more.

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Sky Italia tries to block DAZN Serie A rights purchase

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 8:28 a.m.

Not for the first time the award of sports rights within the Italian market is heading to the courts. Sole 24 Ore reports Sky Italia has filed an appeal with a Milan court that seeks to block the award of Serie A rights to the DAZN-TIM partnership. Following the March 26 award, Sky had anticipated […]

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Thailand Connected Trucks Telematics Market Report 2021: Transport & Logistics Sector to Fuel the Industry - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Business Wire | April 23, 2021, 5 a.m.

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Transport & Logistics Sector to Fuel Thailand's Connected Trucks Telematics Market" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This study reports the findings of a 2020 survey about the use of telematics and fleet management systems in commercial vehicles used for transport & logistics and postal & delivery services in Thailand. It provides additional analysis on customer perceptions, switching potential, and willingness to pay for serv

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EBU elects TV Committee

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 8:19 a.m.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has elected its TV Committee, which oversees the operations of the EBU’s TV services and assists in steering the operational and strategic direction. The chairman and president are nominated by the TV Committee. The TV Committee monitors the progress of events like the Eurovision Song Contest, approves the strategy of […]

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First live test of Full Duplex DOCSIS system-on-chip (SOC) device

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 8:11 a.m.

Comcast has conducted the first-ever live lab test of a Full Duplex DOCSIS system-on-chip device. The test, part of the 10G industry initative, is expected to pave the way for operators to deliver multigigabit upload and download speeds over its hybrid-fiber coaxial (HFC) network. Built by Broadcom, the device is expected to become the world’s […]

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Chinese greentech firm launches smart charging robot for EVs

Tech in Asia | April 23, 2021, 8:25 a.m.

It's equipped with location-sensing technology and can set up smart charging plans, locate EVs, and start charging on its own.

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SpaceX Launches Crewed Rocket in Latest NASA Mission

Wall Street Journal | April 23, 2021, 7:50 a.m.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its third crewed rocket, sending a further four astronauts into orbit and marking the first time the company achieved the takeoff with both a pre-used capsule and rocket.

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Virgin Media-O2 executive appointments confirmed

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:41 a.m.

Details have been announced of the leadership team that will take forward the proposed joint venture between Virgin Media and O2. The names, drawn from both the Liberty Global and Telefonica companies, follow confirmation that Virgin Media boss Lutz Schüler, will be the incoming CEO. The remainder of the team comprises: Jo Bertram, Managing Director […]

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Indian court throws out Flipkart-backed PhonePe’s plea over trademark claim

Tech in Asia | April 23, 2021, 8:16 a.m.

The court also dismissed the fintech startup's claim that rival firm BharatPe's logo color and font are similar.

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Vodafone Deutschland to switch off analogue cable radio

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:24 a.m.

Vodafone wants to remove the analogue radio channels from its cable network in Germany. A gradual switchover to digital distribution in DVB-C standard will begin in April 2022 and will be completed by February 2023, a Vodafone Deutschland spokesman told Broadband TV News. “The carriage of analogue radio signals will subsequently be discontinued on a […]

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Telekom Srbija/Telenor deal wins approval

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m.

Serbia’s Commission for Protection of Competition has provisionally approved an infrastructure agreement between Telekom Srbija and Telenor Serbia. According to N1 TV, which is owned by United Group and strongly opposed to the agreement, this practically means that the companies have been granted contracts for a limited period of time, though they are restrictive and […]

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Russian OTT merger on the horizon

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:14 a.m.

Rostelecom and National Media Group (NMG) are reported to be negotiating the merger of their respective OTT services Wink and More.TV. Quoting sources close to the two parties, RBK says that talks have been taking place for several months, having begun before Svetlana Balanova became head of NMG in February. More.TV was launched in late […]

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United Group continues Bulgarian expansion

Broadband TV News | April 23, 2021, 7:13 a.m.

The Bulgarian incumbent BTC (Vivacom) has received approval to buy the local TV and internet operators Net 1 and ComNet. According to Capital, the transaction, which is for an undisclosed fee and expected to close by the end of this month, was given the green light by the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC). Although […]

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Apple’s Ransomware Mess Is the Future of Online Extortion

Wired | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

This week, hackers stole confidential schematics from a third-party supplier and demanded $50 million not to release them.

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A Vaccine Can Be Bad for a Person but Awesome for All People

Wired | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

The safety pause in giving the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is up for debate again—a battle in a Secret War of Denominators and risk-benefit philosophies.

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Fighting Games Like Mortal Kombat Have Come a Long Way

Wired | April 23, 2021, 8 a.m.

The genre has long relied on racial and gender stereotypes. Recent strides in diversity have made it better (and more fun) to choose your fighter.

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