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Verizon Analysis Finds 9 Key Network Security Threat Patterns

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Offering hope that the fight against cybercrime can be won, a statistical analysis of 100,000 security incidents over 10 years has led security experts at Verizon to conclude that “a more focused and effective approach to fighting cyberthreats” can be enacted. Ninety-two percent of the 100,000...Learn More

Akamai: Average U.S. Broadband Speed Hits 10 Mbps Milestone

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The average U.S. broadband connection speed set a new record in the fourth quarter of 2013, reaching a milestone rate of 10 Mbps, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report released today. That was an increase of 2% over the previous quarter,...Learn More

Report: Broadband Access Services for the Internet of Things Generates $3B in Revenue

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At its core, building ‘the Internet of Things’ means building machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, and those will nearly triple between this year and 2018, with cellular-WAN wireless M2M connections expanding from 220 million to nearly 630 million, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. With...Learn More

NPD: Growth in Mobile Broadband May Push Greater Tablet Subsidies

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The number of active mobile broadband devices in Americans’ hands will increase 50 percent to 34 million by year-end 2015, and two-thirds of them will be tablets, according to new market research from The NPD Group. USB stick modems were the #1 mobile broadband device...Learn More

Infonetics VoIP Forecast: $88 Billion in Service Revenues in 2018

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The global market for business and residential VoIP services grew 8% in 2013 year-over-year to reach $68 billion, as total business and residential VoIP subscriber numbers grew to reach 212 million, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. Increased interest in and adoption of...Learn More

Report: Pay TV Subscribers to Increase (Just Barely) in 2014

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The rapid emergence of over-the-top (OTT) and Internet TV alternatives, as well as cloud services, has posed stiff challenges for U.S. pay-TV service providers in recent years. Having experienced a 0.58% decline in subscriber numbers in 2013, the pay-TV subscriber base will grow in 2014,...Learn More

Smartphone Shopping Trends: Survey Finds Generational Similarities

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The results of a new consumer survey turn conventional wisdom about age and smartphone use on its head. Older generations – Baby Boomers and Seniors – are in fact embracing smartphones and online mobile Web services when they go shopping, according to market research produced...Learn More

Pew: Data Theft Statistics Show 18% of Online Americans Were Victims

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Delving into the issue of online data breaches and theft, a Pew Research Center study indicates that a growing number of Americans have been victims. According to a January 2014 survey, 18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen, including Social Security numbers,...Learn More

IDC: $2.5 Billion in Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi by 2018

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Cloud-managed Wi-Fi will fuel worldwide growth in the wireless local area network (WLAN) market, according to a new IDC report. Revenues from worldwide cloud-managed infrastructure and managed services will reach $653 million in 2014 and $2.5 billion by 2018, IDC says. Increased adoption in the...Learn More

Survey: Broadband Seniors See Internet as Hard to Give Up

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More than half of senior citizens who use broadband (56%) would find it “very hard” to give up the Internet, according to new research from Older Americans Technology Services (OATS) and New York Law School. Perhaps surprisingly the Internet was the only communications means or...Learn More

IHS: Rocketing Bluetooth Penetration Key to “Internet of My Things”

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Bluetooth penetration is on the rise, with 90 percent of all mobile phones Bluetooth-enabled, says research firm IHS.  That will rise to 96 percent by 2018, according to the latest forecast and excerpts from the IHS Technology Connectivity in Consumer, Mobile and IT Market Tracker...Learn More

Rentrak: 4.4 Billion Hours Spent Watching VOD in 2013

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The amount of time viewers spent watching free video-on-demand (VOD) broadcast primetime television content rose 24 percent year-over-year in 2013. Overall, viewers spent a total of 4.4 billion hours watching VOD content last year, according to the latest “Rentrak State of VOD: Trend Report 2013.”...Learn More