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DSL Reports | Oct. 21, 2021, 8:12 a.m.

Verizon Fixed Wireless Starting to Get Into a Groove telecompetitor.com Cox preps for high-split trials in 2022 lightreading.com Verizon beats Q3 expectations, but troubles in wireless loom lightreading.com HBO Max and HBO U.S. Subscribers Fall to 45 Million Following Exit From Amazon Video Channels thewrap.com AT&T adds more wireless subscribers in 5G push, HBO Max gets more viewers reuters.com Rogers boardroom rift deepens as Edward Rogers faces resistance in bid to overhaul telecom giant s leadership theglobeandmail.com House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure thehill.com Good News for Windstream, Bad News for LTD Broadband in Latest FCC RDOF Action telecompetitor.com Roku Remains at Odds With Google Over YouTube Distribution Terms, Which It Alleges Are Unfair variety.com

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With George Russell, Mercedes Formula 1 Team Gets Younger

New York Times | Oct. 21, 2021, 6 a.m.

He is replacing Valtteri Bottas next season and is not expected to go easy on his teammate, Lewis Hamilton.

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Gorilla Mobile offers Shopee, Grab vouchers for unused data

Tech in Asia | Oct. 21, 2021, 8:04 a.m.

Singapore's newest telco startup will enable users to convert unused mobile data into e-vouchers of Grab, Shopee, Shell, Cold Storage, and Esso.

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Chip Shortage Expected to Weigh on Intel's Quarterly Results

Wall Street Journal | Oct. 21, 2021, 8 a.m.

Earnings are forecast to come in flat as shortages eat into potential sales and as CEO Pat Gelsinger ramps up investments in plants.

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13 Creepy Games to Get Your Fright on for Halloween

Wired | Oct. 21, 2021, 8 a.m.

Seeking thrills for the spookiest holiday of the year? These horror titles will haunt you.

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The ‘Broadband Gap’ Is Now a Housing Problem

Wired | Oct. 21, 2021, 8 a.m.

Many people eligible for Covid-era rent assistance have trouble navigating a “tangled web” of agencies because they don't have reliable internet access.

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Live D&D Shows Are Inviting More Players to the Table

Wired | Oct. 21, 2021, 8 a.m.

Actual play, or livestreams of tabletop RPG games, is exploding in popularity. It's also helping make the hobby more welcoming and inclusive.

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Dune Is an Exercise in Delayed Gratification

Wired | Oct. 21, 2021, 8 a.m.

Denis Villeneuve’s take on Frank Herbert’s classic novel is a long time coming—and also incomplete.

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rlaxx TV now on Samsung smart TVs

Broadband TV News | Oct. 21, 2021, 7:57 a.m.

International video streaming service rlaxx TV has been added to Samsung smart TVs. rlaxx TV is currently available in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Brazil as well as France.  “The availability on Samsung devices as the world’s largest smart TV provider marks a special milestone for us. This does not only hold […]

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Record bond issue for ER Telecom

Broadband TV News | Oct. 21, 2021, 7:46 a.m.

Russia’s ER Telecom has announced the successful completion of a bond issue for R15 billion (€181.6 million). The maturity date is two years at a coupon rate of 9.5% per annum, with the value of the bonds being R1,000 and coupon period 91 days. ER Telecom notes that due to significant interest in the new […]

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Herc Holdings Reports Third Quarter and Nine Months 2021 Results

Business Wire | Oct. 21, 2021, 7:30 a.m.

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRI) ("Herc Holdings" or the "Company") today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. Equipment rental revenue was $519.6 million and total revenues were $550.4 million in the third quarter of 2021, compared to $402.3 million and $456.7 million, respectively, for the same period last year. The Company reported net income of $72.3 million, or $2.37 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021, compar

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Google could remove YouTube TV from Roku platform

Broadband TV News | Oct. 21, 2021, 7:42 a.m.

Roku has shared concerns over its relationship with Google that has the potential to end with the removal of YouTube TV from the streaming platform. In a blog post, Roku accused big tech of using their market power to extend control over independent businesses, like Roku, to benefit their broader business objectives at the expense […]

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A vaccine passport will help reopen borders and jumpstart economies?

TechHQ | Oct. 21, 2021, 6:50 a.m.

Travel restrictions are easing around the world as vaccination rates are steadily picking up, and chances are travelers have been looking into if they would need to get a vaccine passport to enter their country of choice. But travel conditions are very fluid at the moment, as various countries grapple with internal vaccination rates, differing... Read more »The post A vaccine passport will help reopen borders and jumpstart economies? appeared first on TechHQ.

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Corporate fleets hold key to transport decarbonisation, says ShareAction

Fleet News | Oct. 21, 2021, 6:42 a.m.

Corporate fleets hold the key to meeting Europe’s ambitious decarbonisation targets for the transport sector, research by ShareAction has found.

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GSMA Presents Health and Safety Plan for MWC Los Angeles in Partnership with CTIA

GSMA | Oct. 20, 2021, 10:01 a.m.

20 October 2021, Los Angeles: As the GSMA gears up to welcome people to Mobile World Congress Los Angeles, October 26-28, it shares the importance of adherence to the health and safety plan, stressing that we all play a role in keeping one another safe. Committed Community MWC LA is a specially developed health and safety […]The post GSMA Presents Health and Safety Plan for MWC Los Angeles in Partnership with CTIA appeared first on Newsroom.

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2022 Will Be Just as Unpredictable and Disorienting as 2020 and 2021

ABI Research | Oct. 20, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

While the dust from the pandemic hasn’t even settled, new challenges and disruptors are already arising, which means 2022 could be just as unpredictable and disorienting as the past two years. Since technology providers, partners, and end users are all asking, “What comes next?”, global technology intelligence firm ABI Research is pleased to announce its three-day online, What’s Next in Tech? 2022 Technology Summit, where attendees will gain an understanding of the challenges at hand, devise strategies for success, and get actionable advice they need to make winning business decisions.Never has digital technology been so important to the fortunes of any organization. “The fallout and adjustment to life with endemic COVID-19 continues to fuel the need for alternative ways of working that rely on technology innovation and digitization in key critical spaces such as energy, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, and semiconductors. ABI Research’s Summit brings together key influencers to outline, discuss, and plot the trends, technologies, and market factors that will shape 2022 and beyond,” says Stuart Carlaw, Chief Research Officer at ABI Research.Rockwell Automation’s Tom O’Reilly, Nokia’s Jane Rygaard, Hexagon’s Erick Josefsson, Qualcomm’s Stein Lundby, and Infineon’s Alevtina Mayerhofer are just a few of the many panel experts joining ABI Research Analysts. A full list of our panel members can be found on the agenda, here.The Summit is packed with presentations and panel discussions covering the most critical aspects of the technology ecosystem:November 8, 2021:Sustainability and The Cost of Inaction for ManufacturersThe Tech Transforming the Supply Chain: Last Mile, Autonomous Vehicles and ElectrificationNovember 9, 2021:Demystifying the Open RAN Supply Chain5G Positioning Implementations and Market OpportunitiesThe Competitive Landscape of Mobile Operators for Enterprise CellularUnderstanding the Implications of RIC and SMO for Future NetworksNovember 10, 2021:Accelerating Demand for Trusted Hardware and Confidential Computing in the IoTTransformational Tech Trends Across Homes and CitiesIoT & PharmaFor more information, and to register for ABI Research’s online go to What’s Next in Tech? 2022 Technology Summit. The detailed agenda can be found here.  

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Spanish regulator rules on LaLiga rights

Broadband TV News | Oct. 21, 2021, 7:25 a.m.

Spain’s CNMC has ruled on proposals by the National Professional Football League (LNFP) for the commercialisation of LaLiga broadcasting rights in Spain and international markets. In a statement, it makes a number of considerations and recommendations. For Spain, it says it “appreciates the structure presented to market the rights in various lots and options, as […]

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Symphony to make major carbon savings by adding PHEVs to choice list

Fleet News | Oct. 21, 2021, 6:10 a.m.

Symphony is set to make major carbon emission savings on its car fleet after introducing plug-in hybrid models to its choice list.

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PayPal/Pinterest: stick a pin in it

FT | Oct. 21, 2021, 7:16 a.m.

Creating a fully integrated social commerce website is easier said than done

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Tesla Earned $1.6 Billion in Third Quarter as Car Sales Surged

New York Times | Oct. 20, 2021, 5:14 p.m.

The automaker also reported a big jump in revenue, to $13.8 billion from $8.8 billion a year ago, as sales of the Model Y continue to rise.

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Chinese Regulators Nudge Didi Toward Hong Kong Listing

Wall Street Journal | Oct. 21, 2021, 7:22 a.m.

China’s internet watchdog suggested ride-hailing giant Didi Global and two other U.S.-listed tech firms explore listings in Hong Kong, as Beijing wraps up cybersecurity investigations into the companies.

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