News In Brief: ASCAP, Alcatel-Lucent, Facebook, Phorm
Music industry performing rights organization ASCAP, has begun to seek royalty payments from websites that embed YouTube videos containing its members' music, Valleywag reports.
Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by R-KOM to supply a fiber access network in eastern Bavaria. R-KOM will roll out GPON technology, and has opted for a mixed FTTB and FTTH architecture. The first 4,000 households expected to be connected by the end of 2009.
Live streaming outfit Justin.tv has launched a Facebook app that allows you to watch live streams, and broadcast it as well.
UK ISP TalkTalk has also ruled out using behavioral advertising services from Phorm, following BT’s decision to drop the platform. TalkTalk had been evaluating the Phorm service, which serves ads to people based on their web-browsing behavior, for approximately 18 months.