DirecTV has submitted trademark applications for the brand "Grab & Go" for use in products related to mobile video and digital video recorders.
CCS Insight's John Jackson writes that competitive conditions in the mobile computing market will drive technology suppliers toward a more wholesale embrace of vertically integrated business models. These models will encompass control of hardware, software, application development, service distribution and the user experience in general.
Sprint Nextel MVNO Ting has started selling a handful of smartphones that run on Sprint's growing LTE network, becoming the first U.S. MVNO to offer LTE service.
Intel's long-running quest to break into the mobile market is finally starting to pay dividends in the form of actual devices from big-name smartphone players, including ZTE and soon, Google's Motorola Mobility unit.
TiVo said it is developing cloud-based solutions that cable operators would be able to use to deliver programming to subscribers using connected TVs, gaming consoles, tablets, and other IP devices instead of traditional cable set-tops.
Comcast said that Motorola Mobility has licensed software that could allow it to offer cloud-based interactive program guides and video-on-demand programming on Motorola set-tops and video gateway devices.
Former Cisco executive Michael Harney was named CEO of startup set-top manufacturer iNovo Broadband, Inc. Tuesday.
SeaChange International and TiVo are pitching cable operators a joint "Cardio" software solution that the companies say will allow operators to deliver cable video-on-demand programming to subscribers that buy TiVo DVRs.
Google on Monday said it will slash 4,000 jobs at Motorola Mobility, which it acquired in May for $12.5 billion. The company didn't say how the cuts will impact Motorola's home division, which supplies cable operators with set-tops and other gear.
Google said that its Motorola Mobility subsidiary will slash around 4,000 jobs--20 percent of its workforce--in the most significant move at Motorola since the company became part of Google in May, when Google's $12.5 billion acquisition closed.