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BlackBerry Eyes ‘Second Program’ Licensing Embedded Software to TV Makers

Producing and marketing unprofitable handsets cost BlackBerry “quite a bit of money” and was “a drag to the bottom line” until the company decided in the fall to exit that business (see 1612200062), said CEO John Chen Wednesday … Subscribe to Read >>

Nook Losses Narrow as Barnes & Noble Focuses on 'Multichannel Customer'

Barnes & Noble’s Nook segment had a $7.9 million loss in Q4, compared with a $23 million loss in the year-ago quarter, said CEO Demos Parneros on the company’s Thursday earnings call. Same-store sales dropped 6.3 percent for Q4 … Subscribe to Read >>

White House/OSTP Meeting With Tech Execs Focuses on 5G, Other Emerging Tech Issues

A Thursday White House Office of Science and Technology Policy-led meeting with tech representatives covered a range of policy issues on emerging technologies, including concurrent sessions on the role of 5G wireless infrastructure in IoT development, drone regulation … Subscribe to Read >>

Trump Broadband Infrastructure Title Pledge Draws Lawmaker Praise, Executive Feedback

President Donald Trump's pledge to include a broadband title in his administration's forthcoming infrastructure legislative proposal shaped Thursday's House Small Business Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee hearing on rural broadband deployment. Executives testified that a broadband title in infrastructure … Subscribe to Read >>

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Today’s Featured Article

VR Industry Forum Begins Work on 'Guidelines' to Curb VR Motion Sickness

The 39-member VR Industry Forum recently began work to tackle virtual-reality motion sickness that threatens to impede the adoption of VR products and services if not resolved, Mary-Luc Champel, Technicolor director-standards, told participants in a Tuesday webinar. SMPTE organized the webinar to preview and promote the VR program at the July 11-13 Tech Retreat in Oxfordshire, U.K., that it’s coproducing with the Hollywood Professional Association. … Read More >>

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