Monthly Archives: September 2012

Competition News: September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012 Why It Matters This week brought more evidence of robust broadband competition spurring technological advancements: Light Reading reports Comcast is using Fiber to the Home in its highest speed 305 Mbit offering, and the WSJ reports that Dish Network is adding broadband...
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Competition News: September 28, 2012

Comcast Gives FTTH a Shot Dish Network Adds Internet Service, Aimed at Rural Areas Mobile Services and Cable TV Are Unexpected Allies Cable companies eye video game distribution, report says A fifth of US broadband homes “highly interested” in ISP-delivered security IBM Targets Amazon in...
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Competition News: September 21, 2012

September 21, 2012 Why It Matters The biggest competition news that couldn’t be missed was Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5, which prompted much attention from competitors, Samsung, Motorola and Nokia, etc., who tried to stay relevant in this Apple-dominated news vortex. Important news on...
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Competition News: September 20, 2012

New iPhone: Carrier Cash Cow? iPhone to Put New Networks to Test Alert: Your plant Needs Water Smartphones Have Not Yet Digested Payments New Entry in Tablet Wars: Toys ‘R’ Us Wal-Mart to Drop Amazon Kindle Samsung, intel Prepare Wireless Devices for AirPlay-Like Streaming...
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Top False Claims of the New Internet Association – Part 2 of “Internet as Oz” Series

September 20, 2012 Unfortunately, the new Internet Association launched yesterday is making several false claims. Claim: “The Internet Association, the nation’s first trade association representing the interests of the Internet economy, America’s leading Internet companies and their vast community of users…” Truth: This “first” claim...
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FCC Creates “Abundant” Uncertainty — Part 12: Broadband Internet Pricing Freedom Series

September 17, 2012 Unfortunately, the FCC Chairman’s remarks to a Silicon Valley audience last week — trumpeting his new concern for “anything that depresses broadband usage” — are creating abundant uncertainty for broadband businesses and investors. Specifically, Gigaom reported: “When asked about the impact of...
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Competition News: September 12, 2012

Verizon CEo: Samsung May be ‘Dark Horse’ with Own Mobile OS Nokia, Microsoft bet their Futures in new Lumia Phones Rumors of an Amazon Smartphone Grow Louder Amazon Stirs Up a Price War Amazon Adds Epix Content in Blow to Netflix Smarthpone? Presto! 2-Way Radio...
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The New Internet Association’s Back Story

Google, Amazon, eBay, and Facebook reportedly are launching a new Internet Association in mid-September to be “the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of America’s leading Internet companies and their global community of users. The Internet Association is dedicated to advancing public...
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Competition News: September 7, 2012

September 7, 2012 Why It Matters Competition News returns after the August recess and communications competition continues to heat up on multiple fronts. Many competitors are vying to take on the dominance of Google-Android/Apple iOS. –Don’t miss: CNET’s article: “Verizon’s CEO: Samsung may be a...
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