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SmartBrief keeps your finger on the pulse of everything technology -- consumer electronics, mobile, IT, software services, security and semiconductors, as well as education and digital entertainment. We also cover the worlds of cable, telecommunications, broadcasting and satellite communications.

Broadcasters focusing on 2 key pricing issues for auction


  • TVNewsCheck (free registration)

Dynamic reserve pricing and opening bids are two of the more important items on broadcasters' agenda as they work to help shape the Federal Communications Commission's auction plan. NAB says that dyna… Read More

Pew: Younger users more likely to use smartphones to view video


  • Multichannel News

About two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, but young people are far more likely to use the devices to view video, Pew Research Center says. A Pew study based on three surveys says three-quarters … Read More

Analysis: Mentor's Xpedition is user-tested



While Mentor Graphics formally introduced the Xpedition Package Integrator platform last week, the software has been used for more than two years in production by five companies, including two big sem… Read More

Despite challenges, mobile devices gain favor in the classroom


  • Conversation (Australia), The

Some early research supports the use of mobile devices to enhance classroom learning, but challenges also remain, according to this article by Matthew Lynch, dean of the Syphax School of Education, Ps… Read More

Conservative group rallies Net neutrality opponents


  • Computerworld

Conservative advocacy group American Commitment has delivered a petition to Congress signed by more than 540,000 people opposed to the Federal Communications Commission's new Net neutrality rules. The… Read More