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'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network

Internet pioneer Paul Vixie publicly ranted about Google this week after he bought a Chromecast device and tried to stream videos to his TV over his home network. The Chromecast was trying to do something Vixie hadn't allowed any device on his home network to do: blab about his network to an outside entity, in this case, to Google. It led to an ironic situation where the streaming stick was trying to circumvent some of the very internet technologies that Vixie helped to invent.  Of course Vixi...
Tags: Apple, Google, White House, Trends, Chromecast, Huawei, Dns, AT T, Internet Engineering Task Force, IETF, Google Chromecast, RBL, Paul Vixie, VMware Cisco, Vixie

Funds for Richard’s Rainwater, New CPRIT Executive, & More TX Tech

—Pinpoint, an Austin startup that makes analytics tool to measure software engineering’s contribution to businesses, has raised $13.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Other investors include Storm Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Slack Fund, Social Capital, and Cherubic Ventures. The new money brings Pinpoint’s total funding to $16.5 million.—A Texas-based startup will be among the participants at the Hatch Pitch competition at South By Southwes...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Microsoft, China, Cancer, Cherubic Ventures, Funding, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Investment, Sustainability, People, Palo Alto, Vc, Commercialization

AT&T signed an '8-digit' deal that isn't good news for VMware, Cisco or Huawei — but could be great for Google Cloud (VMW, CSCO, T)

AT&T is spearheading an ambitious project called Airship that could have a massive impact on the $350 billion telecom equipment industry. AT&T has signed an "8-figure" three-year deal with a company called Mirantis in service of this project. Airship is a new way to build a cloud that doesn't rely on expensive hardware and software from traditional vendors — meaning AT&T is likely going to be buying less from companies like Cisco or VMware.  The outcome of the joint project will be used to bui...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Comcast, Ibm, Huawei, SK Telecom, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Mirantis, Kubernetes, Open Compute Project, AT T, Google Google

Exclusive: Take a look at what a next-generation 5G phone will look like

With 5G phones debuting at MWC in mere days, there is discussion about whether they will be clunky bricks that die after a few hours? A reference design from Qualcomm offerrs a glimpse of the future: This is what 5G phones will look like. The post Exclusive: Take a look at what a next-generation 5G phone will look like appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, News, Trends, Sprint, AT&T, Phones, 5g

DriveNets emerges from stealth with $110M for its cloud-based alternative to network routers

Software is eating the world, and today a startup that’s taking this maxim to the world of telecoms has raised a big round of funding as it comes out of stealth. DriveNets, a company out of Israel that builds cloud-based networking services that provide a cheaper and simpler alternative to the functions of traditional routers in carrier networks, has raised $110 million led by Bessemer Venture Parters and Pitango Growth, with participation also from other investors that are not being named. The ...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Israel, US, Tech, Cisco, Vpn, Huawei, Bessemer Venture Partners, Sla, Susan, AT T, Arista, Aaron Mankovski, Quality of Service

Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed William Barr to be the next attorney general. Barr will succeed Jeff Sessions, who resigned in November at the urging of President Donald Trump. Since then, Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, has served as acting attorney general. A number of Democrats planned to vote against Barr’s confirmation over concerns […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, AT&T, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Barr, Matthew Whitaker, William Barr

Cord-Cutting Sped Up in 2018: Biggest Pay-TV Ops Shed 3.2 Million Subscribers Last Year

Cord-cutting inflicted a heavier toll on big cable and satellite TV providers last year — and analysts expect the pain to continue into 2019. The five biggest U.S. pay-television providers saw their traditional subscriber rolls shrink 4.2% in 2018, as they collectively lost around 3.2 million customers for the year. That’s an acceleration from estimated sector-wide declines […]
Tags: Verizon, News, Comcast, AT&T, Dish Network, Charter Communications, DirecTV

AT&T Consolidates its Open Programmatic Spend on the AppNexus DSP

Investments in premium technology for marketers to support AT&T brand advertising at-scale AT&T will be a first-mover for new capabilities to better engage consumers across screens New York – AT&T Communications* and Xandr, AT&T’s advertising business, today announced that AT&T will consolidate its programmatic advertising spend on the open exchange through Xandr’s Demand-Side Platform (DSP), the AppNexus […] The post AT&T Consolidates its Open Programmatic Spend on the AppNexus DSP appeared fir...
Tags: New York, Advertising, App, AT T, Press Releases, DSP, Media Buying, Ad & Media Strategies, Programmatic Buying, Programmatic Advertising, AT T Communications, Xandr, Xandr AT T, Appnexus Programmable Platform

AT&T Brings Its Programmatic Spend Under One Roof

AT&T, one of the largest buyers of display ad inventory in the U.S., has announced it will consolidate its programmatic ad buys on the open web to the AppNexus demand-side platform as well as its AppNexus Programmable Platform, or APP. Essentially, that means AT&T is now exclusively using its own ad tech for media buys...
Tags: Advertising, AT T, Programmatic

Emergency Services Cloud Software Maker RapidDeploy Nets $12M

Austin—Public safety software developer RapidDeploy has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round.Investors include GreatPoint Ventures and Samsung Next. The funds will be used to help RapidDeploy accelerate development and marketing of its Cloud Aided Dispatch platform, the company said in a press release Monday.RapidDeploy, which was founded in 2014, says its cloud-based technology was developed by first responders and is designed to dispatch emergency services personnel like police, fir...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Texas, 911, Funding, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Investment, Analytics, People, Vc, Broadband, Software, Austin, South Africa

A fight is heating up over T-Mobile's $26 billion deal with Sprint as the companies try to convince lawmakers the tie-up will be good for consumers

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure will be pitching their companies' $26 billion merger before Congress this week, hoping to ease lawmaker's concerns about wireless competition while pushing the tie-up as a key part of the nation's 5G quest. Why it matters: It's a key test for a deal that would reduce the number of major national wireless carriers from four to three.Driving the news: The fierce lobbying battle over the $26 billion deal has divided Democrats. ...
Tags: Verizon, New York, Fcc, Time Warner, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Trends, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Department Of Justice, Doj, John Legere, Calif

Comcast thinks its secret weapon is an app that lets it talk directly to consumers

Comcast is making Xfinity XFi its biggest priority this year. XFi is a mobile app that lets Comcast customers set up wifi networks, troubleshoot network issues, and see what devices are connected to their networks. The company believes having a product that promotes engagement with consumers will keep them subscribing. Cable companies want to differentiate themselves in a broadband market rife with competition. To set itself apart from competitors, Comcast is prioritizing Xfinity XFi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, Disney, US, Trends, Comcast, Xiaomi, Stirling, AT T, Fraser Stirling, Comcast SVP

As cable companies try to differentiate themselves in a competitive market, Comcast thinks its secret weapon is an app that lets it talk directly to consumers

Comcast is making Xfinity XFi its biggest priority this year. XFi is a mobile app that lets Comcast customers set up wifi networks, troubleshoot network issues, and see what devices are connected to their networks. The company believes having a product that promotes engagement with consumers will keep them subscribing. Cable companies want to differentiate themselves in a broadband market rife with competition. To set itself apart from competitors, Comcast is prioritizing Xfinity XFi...
Tags: Google, Europe, Disney, US, Trends, Comcast, Donald Trump, Stirling, AT T, Michael D Antonio, Fraser Stirling, Comcast SVP

Sprint Sues AT&T Over ‘Deception’ of 5G Claims

Sprint is suing AT&T over a recent rebrand of some of its advanced 4G LTE networks as "5G Evolution (5GE)," claiming that it's false advertising that harms the reputation of the legitimate next generation of wireless technology. AT&T says that the 5GE label, which began appearing in the upper corner of subscribers' phones this year,...
Tags: General, Advertising, 5g, AT T

Sprint sues AT&T, alleging it falsely brands 4G as 5G

Sprint has sued AT&T, alleging the wireless carrier falsely and deceptively brands its 4G network as 5G technology.
Tags: Cnn, Sprint, AT T, AT amp

Sprint calls AT&T’s 5G E label ‘false advertising’ in new lawsuit

While it’s true that it’s going to take some time before most of us will actually be able to enjoy the benefits of 5G, that doesn’t mean you can’t sit back and enjoy the fireworks right now. AT&T’s adoption of the “5G Evolution” label has already been controversial among industry followers and fellow carriers alike, for watering down the meaning of next-gen connectivity — and now Sprint is looking to do something about it. The carrier filed suit against what it called “false advertising and d...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Lawsuit, Sprint, AT&T, 5g, LTE AT T

VC-backed Infoworks appoints Pati as CEO

Palo Alto, California-based Infoworks, a software platform provider for agile data engineering, has named Buno Pati as CEO. Also, Infoworks has appointed Amar Arsikere, co-founder of Infoworks, as chief product officer and chief technology officer and David Dorman, ex-chairman and CEO of AT&T, as chairman. Infoworks is backed by New Enterprise Associates, Nexus Venture Partners, Centerview Capital Technology and Knoll Ventures. PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Infowor...
Tags: Google, Europe, Ipo, Trends, People, Palo Alto, Zynga, Silicon Valley, Cto, Calif, The Company, AT T, Pati, Palo Alto California, Knoll Ventures, David Dorman

Meet the power players of Comcast who will do battle with Disney and Google in the year ahead

Comcast closed a $39 billion acquisition of Sky in 2018 and announced priorities that all of media and telecom will be watching. We spoke to industry experts and Comcast to identify the executives who are leading the most important initiatives there. From Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch to NBCU CEO Steve Burke, here are the power players of telecom behemoth Comcast. Comcast was at the center of the megadeals that came to define media and telecom in 2018. It made a failed bid for 21st Century Fox a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ge, Nbc, Time Warner, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Pandora, Comcast, Premier League, Sky, Jeremy Darroch, Watson

Leak reveals that hundreds of bounty hunters have had access to super-fine-grained mobile location data for years

After a blockbuster report in Motherboard revealed that bounty hunters were able to buy realtime location data that originated with three of the four major cellular carriers (the exception is Verizon), the carriers scrambled to spin the news, insisting that the bounty hunter access represented a recent, small-scale aberration, but a new set of leaks reported on in Motherboard reveals that the practice has gone on for years, at industrial scale, and that the resellers who supplied bail bondsmen ...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Post, News, Fcc, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, Federal Communications Commission, Motherboard, AT T T Mobile, Jessica Rosenworcel, Bounty Hunters, LocationSmart, Joseph Cox, Geoffrey Starks

What is 5G E? Explaining AT&T’s misleading ‘new’ network on smartphones

Now that the 4G network has already "evolved," Network giant AT&T plans to rebrand potentially millions of 4G smartphones to make it appear as though they are on 5G networks, the company confirmed. The post What is 5G E? Explaining AT&T’s misleading ‘new’ network on smartphones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Business, News, Trends, AT T, 5g, 5GQualcommSponsorship, 5G E

iOS 12.2 beta includes new Animojis and fake 5G logo

Apple has released a new beta version of iOS 12.2 yesterday. While the final version isn’t available just yet, here’s what you should expect: new Animojis and a fake 5G logo if you’re an AT&T customer. If you have an iPhone X, XS, XS Max or XR, you’ll see new animals in the Animoji collection. As 9to5mac spotted, you will be able to record video message and replace your head with a giraffe, an owl, a shark or a warthog. These Animojis will also work during FaceTime calls. Here’s a picture fro...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Facetime, AT T, Animoji, Verizon Media, iOS beta, 5G E

10 best books for entrepreneurs and inventors

Explore the 50 inventions that made the modern world.There is rich advice in the literature of start-up development.Learn about the interconnectedness of innovation and business development. Businesses rise and fall. A chance invention transforms an entire industry, sometimes the entire world. Through the many trials and tribulations of trailblazers and entrepreneurs, a few things have been learned over the years. Navigating the complex world of business, start-ups and technology can be intimi...
Tags: Books, Business, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Computers, Industry, Innovation, Richard Branson, Invention, Bell Labs, Branson, Harvard Business Review, Newport, AT T, Collin, Harford

AT&T's latest earnings suggest it needs to make its offerings more attractive (T)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. AT&T's feeling the burn of slow wireless customer growth and declines in DirecTV Now subscriber volume in its Q4   earnings results. The second-largest US wireless carrier by volume added 3.8 million wireless net adds during the quarter, down over 7% from the 4.1 million sign-ups in Q4 2017. AT&T added 232,000 p...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Time Warner, US, Trends, AT T, DirecTV, Netflix Hulu, DirecTV Now, Business Insider Intelligence Apps, Business Insider Intelligence s Telecom

People are fed up with TV ads. Here's how NBCUniversal is trying to fix that.

NBCUniversal knows people are fed up with TV ads, which is contributing to cord-cutting. To fix that, it’s cutting ad loads in primetime this year. NBCU also is rolling out a system to match ads to content, and says people like the ads in testing. The challenge is to cut the ad load without sacrificing revenue. The company is also trying to get rival companies to adopt its new cross-platform measurement system, but faces resistance from an industry under pressure and fearful of change. People...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Earth, Nbcu, Linda Yaccarino, AT T, Yaccarino

Digital TV advertising may have duopoly problem — and it could get worse as ad-supported streaming explodes

Comcast's Freewheel and Google are the only two options that can serve OTT ad campaigns at scale. That's a problem because some publishers say neither option fully suits their needs. The situation could get worse as ad-supported, video-on-demand options proliferate in 2019. Digital TV advertising may have its own duopoly problem. As OTT and connected television explodes, there are only two options for serving ad campaigns at scale: Google and Comcast's Freewheel. The industry wishes ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, China, Trends, Comcast, Gm, Roku, Hulu, Morgan Stanley, Nbcu, Ott, Campbell, AT T, Tubi, Dave Clark, Digital TV

DirecTV Now sheds more than 250,000 subscribers in a single quarter

DirecTV Now's parent company, AT&T, released its subscriber numbers for the fourth quarter of 2018, and the news isn't good. The streaming service saw a loss of more than a quarter of a million subscribers. The post DirecTV Now sheds more than 250,000 subscribers in a single quarter appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, AT T, Home Theater, DirecTV, DirecTV Now

The forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service will be partially supported by ads

In November, AT&T opened up about its plans for its forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service, which aims to leverage the entertainment properties AT&T gained by way of its Time Warner acquisition last year. The company said the service will have three tiers — an entry-level, movie-focused service; a premium tier with original programming and blockbusters; and a bundle that includes them both. Today, AT&T revealed another detail: Some of the service’s content will be supported by advertising. Sp...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, TV, Movies, Media, Time Warner, Tech, Walmart, Netflix, Comcast, AT T, Streaming, Hulu, Cord Cutting, Warner Brothers