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Cable chip supplier Broadcom swallowed up by Singapore's Avago for $37B

The global chipmaking business continued to consolidate Thursday morning, with Singapore's Avago Technologies confirming its $37 billion purchase of Broadcom, a leading supplier of silicon device parts to cable, wireless and other telecom sectors.

Cisco says 80% of broadband traffic will be video by 2019

The amount of total broadband traffic is set to further skyrocket over the next four years, Cisco says, with new, denser technologies such as 4K/Ultra HD pushing video usage to account for fully 80 percent of all traffic by 2019. FierceOnlineVideo has a report on Cisco's brow-raising revelations right here.

DirecTV launches '72 Hour Rewind' feature, aims to compete with Hulu for catch-up viewing

Seeking to turn its on-demand programming into a product feature that can better compete with OTT services like Hulu, DirecTV has officially launched its "72 Hour Rewind" feature.

Comcast set to deploy 2 Gbps service in 6 more markets

Comcast is continuing its aggressive deployment of its 2 Gbps Gigabit Pro service, announcing upcoming entries into six new regions including Houston, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and parts of Washington. Comcast is also launching what it calls Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps service using its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network.

Charter website has huge privacy hole, security researcher claims

A young security researcher says he's uncovered a vulnerability in a Charter Communications customer service site that could expose sensitive customer information.

Comcast signs interconnection deal with Level 3

Comcast became the latest major ISP to sign an interconnection agreement with Internet transit provider Level 3 Communications, with the two companies looking to beat the clock on new FCC net neutrality guidelines that are set to become effective starting in June.

X1 updates: new program restart feature emerges from beta

Comcast has announced a series of updates to its X1 video platform, most notably moving a feature that lets users "restart" a TV show they happen to join in mid-progress. Previously available only through Comcast Labs, "Restart Notification" will now be part of X1's default settings.

Cox ups patent battle with AT&T, claims three infringements

A patent battle between Cox Communications and AT&T has escalated, with the cable company this time suing the wireless giant for alleged infringement of three registered patents.

Level 3 carves interconnection deal with AT&T

Level 3 has announced the signing of a bilateral interconnection agreement with AT&T. The two service providers say the deal will improve the efficiency of traffic exchanged between their respective networks, allowing them to deliver a better quality experience for their subscribers.

The difference between Netflix and YouTube: Parsing out the OTT world

While the world of over-the-top distribution has often been discussed in monolithic terms, there are, of course, vast differences between ad-supported, short-form focused platforms like YouTube, and subscription-based, long-form oriented services like Netflix and Hulu.