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MediaTek hopes to corner the 'super-mid market' for the 'everyday genius'

BARCELONA, Spain--Chipmaker MediaTek is targeting what it calls the "super-mid market" for smart devices, which the company said is being driven by a rising global middle class and a vision of markets worldwide where literally anyone can become connected.

2008 Year in Review: Targeted advertising nears prime time

Way back in early 2007, a survey by Accenture and the Economist Intelligence Unit found that more than 46 percent of IPTV executives worldwide felt that targeted advertising could be a major source

Alcatel-Lucent latest to enable targeted advertising

Microsoft and BigBand Networks both recently announced solutions to enable service providers to support targeted advertising for IPTV offerings, and now, Alcatel-Lucent has announced a new system

China Telecom picks vendors for IPTV gear

China Telecom has chosen its system platform and set-top box manufacturers for IPTV expansions and upgrades by its provincial operating branches. The system platform vendors include ZTE, UTStarcom

Synergy sees IPTV gear spending up 47%

Synergy Research Group reported that sales of IPTV equipment worldwide rose about 47% during 2007. SRG said that Cisco Systems was the chief beneficiary of that spending, receiving about 59% of all

DISH may have handheld video on its plate

Satellite TV provider DISH Networks spent about $700 million to win 168 spectrum licenses in the Federal Communications Commission 700 Mhz spectrum auction, and thus far it has been unclear how DISH

ALSO NOTED: AllPeers P2P network dead; Alcatel launches IPTV portal; and much more...

> Much Hyped AllPeers To Dead Pool Article and Two">Response > Alcatel-Lucent showcases IPTV

SPOTLIGHT: Amino joins Open IPTV forum

Amino has become the first British company to join the Open IPTV forum. The Open IPTV Forum seeks to create specifications and guidelines for IPTV and promotes them as an open standard for vendors

ALSO NOTED: blinkx challenges Google video ads;BBC iPlayer to use Adobe Flash; and much more...

> Online video search service blinkx is taking on Google with the launch last week of a video advertising platform to challenge Googles video units, also launched the day before.

Analyst: The end of Alcatel/Microsoft

The ubiquitous Colin Dixon, chief IP media analyst at The Diffusion Group has penned a provocative essay on what he sees as the end of the