15th July 2012 Archive
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Norway's GET cable firm learns hard lesson as it tries to flog TV assets
As Norway's GET cable company puts up a "for sale" sign, it demonstrates that the pay TV scene in Europe is starting to realise a home truth – and it may take something as big as the Eurozone crisis to prove it – that pay TV is NOT as resilient as broadband, which continues to grow in the Eurozone. You cannot apply for a job …
Music and Media 15 Jul 09:08
Merkle dials up Aussie mobile pioneers
Australian mobile technology solutions pioneer 5th Finger has been acquired by US based customer relationship marketing outfit Merkle for an undisclosed sum. Merkle snapped up the company, which expanded internationally in 2007 setting up a HQ out of San Francisco, to expand its CRM capabilities in mobile. 5th Finger CEO and …
Business 15 Jul 22:38
Great idea, let's tax the Internet!
Back in April, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed revising how contributions are made to America’s Universal Service Fund (USF), suggesting drawing international cable operators into the fund’s ambit. The operators are now pushing back with a filing arguing that submarine cable operators should retain their …
Government 15 Jul 22:48
Now the gold’s out of Lead, bring on the xenon!
US researchers* moved a step closer to establishing a new ‘dark matter’ detection experiment on July 13, moving several tons of kit into a former goldmine in South Dakota. The three-ton Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector was installed into what was once the Homestake gold mine in the town of Lead, South Dakota. Due to go …
Physics 15 Jul 23:23