Marti Moore has joined Charter Communications as vice president of Web Technology -- Customer Experience, a new position. Moore comes from Media News Group Interactive, where she served as vice president of technology and, before that, held executive-level posts with Level 3 Communications and Verizon.
Despite the iPhone's modest share of the cell phone market, the smartphone is at the core of most conversations concerning mobile video, according to Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Brightcove, an online video-technology provider. Allaire said the iPhone alone would provide an attractive market for mobile-video applications.
Christina Norman, the former president of MTV, has been named chief executive officer of OWN, the cable network being developed by Discovery Communications and Oprah Winfrey. Norman ran both MTV and VH1 during a 17-year career with MTV Networks that ended about a year ago.
Israel's ECI Telecom said it wants to develop and market a DSL technology called Dynamic Spectrum Management, which is designed to upgrade copper networks to fiber-optic speeds. The company has received financial backing from the Israeli government as well telecom companies including Telefonica and Bezeq.
Motorola reportedly is in talks with electronics makers about licensing technology that Motorola says would "revolutionize the way large screens are made" by reducing the cost of producing flat-panel TVs. The technology, from research unit Motorola Labs, is based on the growing field of carbon nanotechnology.