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Naysayers Wring Hands Over Comcast-TWC Merger

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


After months of being courted by both Comcast and Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable has agreed to be purchased by Comcast for $45.2 billion in stock. The deal, if approved by the United States Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, will create the biggest broadband provider in the country, with 33 million customers. Consumers will get a superior video experience, higher broadband speeds, and the fastest in-home WiFi, TWC said.

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Content Providers: Consumers Have Gone Mobile, Ready or Not

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


Americans are living in an increasingly digital and mobile world, according to “The Digital Consumer,” the latest study published by research firm Nielsen. The report determined that Americans now own an average of four digital devices, with average per-person content consumption of 60 hours per week across devices. Most households in the U.S. now have high-definition TVs, smartphones and Internet-connected computers, giving consumers more options for when and how they access content.

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Cable TV’s Chilly Customer Relationships

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


Quality and reliability problems have been increasing with the new digital services from the cable television industry. I am a customer of both Comcast and Time Warner Cable and have noticed the issues, and it’s safe to assume other cable-TV providers are having similar problems. This may cause further harm to the cable TV industry. Generally speaking, the customers I have talked with are not happy with cable television since the switch from analog to digital. Can it fix what is broken in time?

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Has Linux Conquered the Cloud?

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


Linux on the desktop may have missed its adoption time line, but Linux in the cloud is a win-win proposition for the post-PC movement. Microsoft’s Azure may be the only real threat to Linux cloud dominance — all other major cloud software platforms are based on Linux and open source software. Some enterprise Linux distros are showing up as cloud-based offerings. It is becoming very common to find options to run Ubuntu, CentOS, Suse Linux Enterprise Server and openSuse offered on cloud platforms.

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Completeness Is the New Black

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


Are we collecting enough data? It seems like a weird question given the glut of it at most companies, and perhaps it is. Perhaps a better question is, are we collecting the right data? We could get into a long philosophical discussion of just what the right data is, but that would only happen if we made the mistake of thinking all data was the same. True all data ultimately gets represented as 0s and 1s in the database, so at least at that level, all data is remarkably similar. But the comparison stops there.

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