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Netflix strikes peering agreement with AT&T

Netflix strikes peering agreement with AT&T

In the same way it did with Comcast and Verizon, Netflix has struck a peering agreement with AT&T to bring subscribers' buffering woes to an end. This news was first rumored earlier today, and later on confirmed by AT&T in a statement saying, in part, "We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days."

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Ford drops BlackBerry for iPhone

Ford drops BlackBerry for iPhone

A Ford spokesperson spoke today on the next big internal transition for the company: one of phone switching. Ford’s Sara Tatchio suggested that by the end of this year, 3,300 Ford workers will no longer carry BlackBerry smartphones. Instead, they’ll be switching to Apple’s iPhone.

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Mac sales and the PC decline

Mac sales and the PC decline

PC sales have been on a steady decline, and the reasons for which have largely been attributed to increased adoption of tablets and ever-larger smartphones. Both IDC and Gartner have shown largely similar numbers in terms of PC sales, and Gartner has recently shown a blip of health in PC growth, but Asymco's Horace Dediu has pointed out that uncoupling Mac shipments from non-Mac PC shipments hints at a bigger story.

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Comcast disinformation campaign squashed municipal fiber effort

Comcast disinformation campaign squashed municipal fiber effort

In late 2004, a trio of small cities in Illinois were preparing to vote on what would amount to a municipal fiber Internet offering, something that would have undercut both Comcast and AT&T-owned SBC Communications. In all three locations -- Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles -- Comcast and SBC took to action, spreading propaganda to squash its budding competition.

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If I were a developer, I’d abandon Android now

If I were a developer, I’d abandon Android now

Based on one chart I’m seeing today coming from data source from Google, Apple, and tech VC firm Andressen Horowitz, iOS is dominating Android. Not in sales of devices worldwide, not in popularity of the operating system - but in gross app store revenue. For this reason alone, there’s little reason why I’d continue developing for Android and iOS if I were a developer - I’d stick with the clear winner.

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