After several months under wraps, Google's answer to live-streamed gaming was unveiled on Friday. But does it have the ability to unseat Twitch as the leader in this segment? According to a review of the new service, it has a chance.
As part of its Google Fiber deployment, Google is expanding its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment to Nashville, Tenn., and Salt Lake City. Interestingly, the company said that it is creating fiber rings in both cities by attaching fiber to utility poles.
Broadcom, Ericsson, Google and Verizon are just some of the stakeholders that weighed in on the FCC's request for information on current trends related to LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA). Several players in the Wi-Fi community argue that the LTE-U/LAA and Wi-Fi communities need closer collaboration.
Increasingly, smart TVs produced by manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic are becoming the big screen of choice for OTT-savvy consumers. But despite advances in areas like processing speed, other components need to come up to par--such as "horror show" remote controls and a fragmented app environment.
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler vowed to protect driver privacy in the age of the connected car, in an apparent snub of new market entrants including Google.
Apple reportedly has become the latest content provider to decide that building its own network to provide a speedier lane for its content is better than using traditional pipes from incumbent providers.
Consolidated Communications is moving ahead with its 1 Gbps FTTH expansion effort, announcing that it launched the service for residents across its existing fiber network in the Houston area market.
Apple faced pressure from credit card companies to drop transaction fees on its Apple Pay mobile payment service, as separate reports indicated the company is gearing up to launch the service in the UK within two months.
Verizon Wireless is one of several companies working with NASA on experiments related to monitoring of drones, and Verizon's part of the project is to see whether drones could be monitored via cell towers.
Consolidated Communications is aware that Google Fiber is a formidable broadband service provider, including the markets where it also offers 1 Gbps broadband, but the century-old telco says that what differentiates them from their new competitor is customer service.