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Glaser takes permanent CEO status at RealNetworks

After two years searching for a new leader, pioneering online video platform RealNetworks announced that Rob Glaser, who founded the company in 1994, left in 2010 and returned as interim CEO in 2012, will continue onward as permanent CEO. The company announced the appointment a few hours ahead of releasing its second quarter earnings results.

AT&T, ACS, IBM test elastic cloud-to-cloud networking concept

AT&T is taking another step in advancing its company-wide cloud strategy by completing a proof-of-concept technology trial with IBM and ACS that it says will reduce set-up time for cloud-to-cloud connectivity, particularly between data centers.

AT&T extends 1 Gig service to Charlotte, N.C.

After getting necessary local permits, AT&T has added Charlotte as the latest city in North Carolina where it plans to deliver its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP)-based GigaPower service.

Why TV Everywhere can't get it together: four good reasons

More than five years after its bold introduction, U.S. pay TV's highly complex multiscreen initiative, TV Everywhere, remains a work in progress. Despite major breakthroughs like record streaming audiences for the World Cup on ESPN and Univision, the technology is struggling to gain traction.

Asia-Pacific OTT TV revenues set to surge by 2020, reaching $10B

Advertising is a key driver for online video revenues in the Asia-Pacific region, a new report by Digital TV Research says, and along with subscription video on demand (SVOD) will help drive revenue figures upward over the next six years to $10.19 billion.

Unraveling why TV Everywhere is still not fully baked

TV Everywhere may hold great promise in enabling consumers to access their favorite content whenever and wherever they want it, but the initiative faces a number of key challenges: pay-TV providers creating a consumer-friendly system to authenticate paid subscribers while making consumers more aware it exists.

Windstream to spin off network assets into REIT

Windstream is moving to spin off a number of its copper and fiber assets into a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), a move it says will enable it to lower debt by nearly $3.2 billion while accelerating its broadband and IP-based network transitions.

Amazon's sequential cloud growth slips, faces greater competition from Microsoft, IBM

While Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be the top cloud provider, it appears that its grip on the market is slipping while rivals Microsoft and IBM are driving new growth, according to Synergy Research Group.

Comcast takes on Google, Verizon with fiber launch in Florida

Comcast may be still committed to getting as much out of its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network as it can, but the cable MSO's move to submit a proposal to build a fiber to the home (FTTH) network supporting 530 homes in Sun Valley, Fla., shows it has plenty of interest in fiber-based broadband services.

AT&T gets green light to bring 1 Gig fiber-based broadband service to Nashville

AT&T has received local regulatory clearance to bring its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) to Nashville, Tenn., the latest of several cities where the telco has announced it will offer its fiber-based broadband service.