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Google Fiber Challenge: AT Eyes 100 Cities For Super-Fast Internet

04/21/14 Google Fiber could get some competition from AT&Ts own ultra-fast fiber network. On Monday, the telecommunications giant announced that it was looking to expand its ATT U-verse with GigaPowerSM service to 100 markets. No, its not the catchiest name for a broadband service. But it does promise blazing-fast speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, the same as Google Fiber. Right now, U-verse is only in one market: Austin, Texas. The 100 additional markets AT&T is eyeing include 21 major metropolitan areas like Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. ...Read More »

Google Fiber Challenge: AT Eyes 100 Cities For Super-Fast Internet

04/21/14 Google Fiber could get some competition from AT&Ts own ultra-fast fiber network. On Monday, the telecommunications giant announced that it was looking to expand its ATT U-verse with GigaPowerSM service to 100 markets. No, its not the catchiest name for a broadband service. But it does promise blazing-fast speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, the same as Google Fiber. Right now, U-verse is only in one market: Austin, Texas. The 100 additional markets AT&T is eyeing include 21 major metropolitan areas like Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. ...Read More »

Netflix Blasts AT Fiber Network; Opposes Comcast, TWC Merger

04/21/14 Netflix Inc, the video streaming service, on Monday criticized AT&T's high-speed fiber network as inadequate and slow, while renewing its call for AT&T to interconnect directly with Netflix. Netflix made the remarks in a letter to shareholders on its first-quarter results. The company has been calling for greater protections for open Internet rules, also known as net neutrality, which require Internet service providers to give consumers equal access to all lawful content without restrictions or tiered charges. ...Read More »
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Video: Netflix Blasts AT&T Fiber Network; Opposes Comcast, TWC Merger

04/21/14 Netflix Inc, the video streaming service, on Monday criticized AT&T's high-speed fiber network as inadequate and slow, while renewing its call for AT&T to interconnect directly with Netflix. Netflix made the remarks in a letter to shareholders on its first-quarter results. ...Read More »

Google Earnings: Revenue Grows But Disappoints Market

04/17/14 Google posted its first quarter results on April 16. The company reported 19% year-on-year growth in revenues to $15.42 billion. However, the profits failed to enthuse the market which was expecting far better results. The company also reported lower traffic acquisition costs in absolute numbers and as a percentage of advertising revenues. Growth in revenues from mobile advertising drove a steep 9% year-over-year decline in cost-per-click. ...Read More »

Titan Aerospace a sky-high platform for Google's internet ambitions

04/17/14 Tech giant Google Inc. has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as part of its strategy to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. Titan is developing a variety of solar-powered "atmospheric satellites," which are designed to stay aloft indefinitely, providing aerial and telecommunications services at 1/100th the cost of current satellite platforms. Ben Gruber has more. ...Read More »

Video: Google Fiber Is Rolling Out For Kansas City Businesses

04/16/14 It’s been nearly a year and a half since Google switched on its 1Gbps internet and TV service in Kansas City. In that time, Google Fiber has been slowly rolling out to residential areas. For the most part, though, businesses have been left out of the rollup, except for the small businesses springing up in some residential Kansas City neighborhoods, such as those in the Kansas City Startup Village. ...Read More »

Google Fiber Is Rolling Out For Kansas City Businesses

04/16/14 Its been nearly a year and a half since Google switched on its 1Gbps internet and TV service in Kansas City. In that time, Google Fiber has been slowly rolling out to residential areas. For the most part, though, businesses have been left out of the rollup, except for the small businesses springing up in some residential Kansas City neighborhoods, such as those in the Kansas City Startup Village. Google spokesperson Jenna Wandres confirmed, “Were recruiting some local business owners in Kansas City to help us test a new Google Fiber small business service." ...Read More »

They May Have Lost The CIA, But IBM Can Still Pick Up Some Lucrative Cloud Contracts

04/16/14 The big news in terms of customer stories for IBM's Softlayer cloud over the past year has been the on-again, off-again, and now, seemingly, off forever battle with Amazon Web Services over the CIA private cloud contract. Despite much spin, and plenty of litigation, it seems that deal is firmly ensconced with AWS now. ...Read More »

Yahoo's 1Q Lifted By Alibaba, Modest Ad Progress

04/15/14 Yahoo is still prospering from its lucrative investments in Asia while the Internet company's listless advertising sales are picking up under CEO Marissa Mayer, if ever so slightly. The positive signs in a first-quarter report overshadowed a 20 percent decline in Yahoo's earnings during the opening three months of the year. The results released Tuesday highlight the contrasting performances of Yahoo's investment portfolio and the company's main business of running ad-supported online services. ...Read More »

Yahoo Reports Yet Another Quarter Of No Real Revenue Growth

04/15/14 As her two-year anniversary as CEO of Yahoo approaches this summer, Marissa Mayer has to face analysts on her companys earnings call and once again ask them to be patient and accept her assurances that revenue growth is just over the horizon. Yahoo generated revenues of $1.13 billion in the first quarter, about in line with forecasts and down 1% from the same quarter a year ago. Yahoo sold 7% more display ads in the quarter, but the price per ad dropped by 5%. Revenue for display was flat overall, but stripping out TAC it was up 2%, an encouraging sign. ...Read More »


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