Archive for the 'Broadband' Category

19
Oct
11

The end of selfishness

Yochai Benkler’s bold new book,  “puts in his crosshairs a fundamental tenet of modern economics, and this, ultimately, is what lends the book its relevance and gravity.”

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30
Aug
11

Open DNS

The net will be faster, thanks to Open DNS

11
Apr
11

Broadband value circle

Important new research paper from Jonathan Sallet.

04
Apr
11

Annenberg Innovation Lab Conference

An amazing conference last Friday.

09
Feb
11

Is Apple Planning on Making TV Sets?

TVBizwire
Is Apple Planning on Making TV Sets? Apple Insider

“Apple’s recent investment of $3.9 billion in components is likely for device displays ranging from the iPhone to the 27-inch iMac, and could signal Apple’s intention to build a television set up to 50 inches in size, investment firm Piper Jaffray believes.”

So begins a report by Neil Hughes at Apple Insider.

The article quotes Piper analyst Gene Munster as saying, “While Apple’s commitment to the living room remains a ‘hobby,’ we continue to believe the company will enter the TV market with a full focus, as an all-in-one Apple television could move the needle when connected TVs proliferate,”

The story then says that Munster “estimates that 220 million flat panel TVs will be sold in 2012, and 48 percent of those — or 106 million — will be Internet-connected. He sees Apple potentially selling 1.4 million units in 2012, which would add $2.5 billion in revenue, or 2 percent, to the company’s bottom line.”

Finally, the article says that Munster, “sees the TV business for Apple growing to 4 billion in revenue in calendar year 2013, and 6 billion in 2014. He said Apple’s component investment, believed to be in displays, could allow Apple to procure screen sizes up to 50 inches.”

28
Jan
11

How Egypt shut down the Internet

The Washington Posts describes the Egyptian Government Internet Kill Switch.

In a post on the Renesys site from around 7 p.m. Thursday night, the company observed that nearly all of the routes to Egypt were simultaneously withdrawn, starting at about 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Thursday night and 12:34 a.m. in Egypt. “Approximately 3,500 individual BGP routes were withdrawn,” the company wrote, “leaving no valid paths by which the rest of the world could continue to exchange Internet traffic with Egypt’s service providers.”

07
Dec
10

Cable à la carte Picks up Steam

HBO to become a stand alone channel? Nothing definitive yet, but cable à-la-carte will definitely be on trend in 2011.