The National Football League and Verizon Communications have agreed to
deliver live NFL Network sports and entertainment programming via Verizon's
consumer broadband services, beginning Dec. 7 with the matchup between the
Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. Verizon already offers the NFL
Network television channel to subscribers of its FiOS TV Service and is the
only Internet service provider to deliver selected NFL Network programming
The deal includes live, online broadcasts of NFL Network's Thursday and
Saturday regular season games, certain college football bowl games telecast
by the NFL Network, plus other programming for Verizon consumer broadband
subscribers who also receive the NFL Network.
Additionally, all Verizon consumer broadband customers - including customers
of both Verizon's FiOS Internet Service and Verizon Online's DSL serv... (more)
(November 27, 2002) - Wireless networks are slowly pervading society.
Advanced 2.5G and 3G cellular networks are only the beginning as other
technologies, including wireless local area networks (WLAN), Bluetooth, radio
frequency identification (RFID), and even ultra wideband (UWB) networks are
deployed. Cumulative revenues garnered through the global adoption of these
technologies, excluding cellular, will likely exceed $33 billion by 2007,
according to Allied Business Intelligence (ABI).
Wireless technologies, nearly ubiquitous for voice communications, will begin
to penetrate n... (more)
Samsung demonstrated an assortment of WiBro (wireless broadband) products and
technology at the annual Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association
(CTIA) trade show. In the five months since it unveiled the first WiBro demo
in November 2004 in Korea, Samsung has been able to reduce the size of the
WiBro compartment, shrinking the equipment to a tenth of the size of the
Samsung intends to commercially launch WiBro data access systems and handsets
in Korea next year with sector data throughput speeds of up to 30 Mbps.
Samsung is to use the experience gained fr... (more)
'Skype has not performed as well as we would have hoped,' said an eBay
spokesman yesterday as the company announced drastically reduced bonuses
would be paid to Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom and others due to Skype's
poor financial performance since eBay acquired it two years ago for $2.6BN.
'But we still believe Skype to be an extremely valuable asset.'
Skype's founder, Niklas Zennstrom (pictured), has resigned as CEO of Skype
and will instead become non-executive chairman. A permanent successor has not
yet been hired, but eBay's chief strategy officer, Michael van Swaaij, will ... (more)
DIRECTV has launched a dedicated 24/7 “Hurricane Katrina
Information” channel that is providing vital information concerning
hurricane Katrina relief and recovery efforts to evacuees in shelters across
the Gulf Coast as well as to DIRECTV viewers nationwide.
Since it went live, The Hurricane Katrina Information channel has been
providing viewers with the ability to send text messages to family and
friends separated by the hurricane and its aftermath – messages are
scrolled across the bottom of the television screen on DIRECTV channel 100.
To place a message on ... (more)