Top 5 Tech Articles You Might’ve Missed - Week of April 27, 2015

01 May 2015

This week, the recent announcement of ARRIS’s intention to acquire Pace continued to be picked up by news outlets, including Multichannel News.

Separately, CED covered ARRIS’s plans to offer the Aura-licensed content delivery network (CDN) from Akamai Technologies as part of its end-to-end IP video portfolio.

Also, Light Reading covered the rising popularity of the Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack for IP video set-tops and gateways, and noted that ARRIS has confirmed its participation in RDK-B development.

In other industry news, Rapid TV News reported that recent Parks Associates research found that more than half of US broadband households subscribe to an over-the-top (OTT) video service.

Finally, The Motley Fool highlighted the recent Consumers Reports “How America Shops Now” report, which shows that, despite changes in consumer behavior as the result of the most recent recession, 38 percent of Americans would find a way to pay for premium, streaming, or pay TV "no matter what the economy does."

Check back next week for the latest industry news.

  1. ARRIS Picks Up Pace for $2.1 Billion (April 27) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: While set-tops are a big focus of the ARRIS-Pace marriage, the access network side of the deal shouldn’t be ignored.
  2. Arris stitches in Akamai's CDN (April 29) By Brian Santo, CED: Arris is integrating Akamai Technologies' content delivery network with its video systems.
  3. RDK Spreads Its Wings (April 28) By Mari Silbey, Light Reading: The cable industry's Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack for IP video set-tops and gateways is enjoying a significant rise in popularity after three years in the market.
  4. OTT passes 50% of American homes (April 28) By Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News: More than half (55%) of US broadband households subscribe to an over-the-top (OTT) video service, up from 44% in 2013.
  5. Some Americans Won't Give Up Cable No Matter What the Economy Does (April 27, 2015) By Daniel B. Kline, The Motley Fool: Though the economy has recovered from the economic woes of the most recent recession, that period changed how Americans shopped.
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