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APPLE CONTINUES FIBER NETWORK BUILDOUT

Apple Inc. is assembling a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers, a push to be more competitive with Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in cloud services, people familiar with the plans said. Up to now, Apple has relied mostly on traditional network providers and technology suppliers to support consumer services […]

VERIZON MOVES ON AOL

Verizon, the country’s largest wireless carrier, yesterday announced that it intends to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion in cash, pending regulatory approval. The deal, which is the latest marriage of convenience between U.S. media and wireless companies, comes a year after rival AT&T agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion in an […]

SONY LAUNCHES PLAYSTATION VUE

Sony is officially launching PlayStation Vue, its much-anticipated streaming alternative to the traditional cable TV package. Offering more than 85 broadcast and cable channels, the monthly subscription service is being rolled out today in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia . Gamers in those cities with a PlayStation 3 or 4 console can sign up immediately […]

MILLENIALS LEAVING CABLE TV

The biggest TV drama among millennials is playing off screen. So far this season, younger viewers, the most important audience for advertisers, have ditched their TV sets at more than double the rate of previous years, new Nielsen figures show.Traditional TV usage — which has been falling among viewers ages 18 to 34 at around […]