Mintek brings you the latest in EAM/CMMS systems and news in the major cable industries each week from around the globe. Learn how these new developments in EAM/CMMS and cable can affect your business or home.
EAM/CMMS news in the U.S.
This week’s news focuses on auto recalls and malfunctions that could’ve been potentially avoided with the use of an EAM/CMMS.
- Volkswagen takes $18 billion hit over emissions scandal by Andreas Cremer and Edward Taylor, Volkswagen (VW) said on April 22nd it would take a 16.2-billion-euro ($18.2 billion) hit to its 2015 results and slash its dividend to help pay for its emissions-test cheating scandal.
- Mitsubishi Motors mileage scandal widens, U.S. regulator seeks information by Naomi Tajitsu and Chang-Ran Kim, Mitsubishi Motors fuel economy scandal broadened on April 22nd as U.S. auto safety authorities said they were seeking information, and media reported that the automaker had submitted misleading data on at least one more model than disclosed and likely several others.
Cable News around the Globe
This week’s cable updates focus on Comcast services, Netflix stocks, and the New Charter deal.
- Analysts More Than Bullish On Comcast MVNO by Mari Silbey, Verizon made it known last fall that Comcast had cashed in its chips on an MVNO agreement the two companies signed back in 2012. Comcast confirmed its plans to activate the MVNO at the time, but has been cagey ever since on how and when it intends to act on those plans.
- Merger Update: Charter, Bright House, and Time Warner Cable by Ray Sheffer, Find out the latest details in the New Charter deal and whats to come in the next month.
- Comcast Answers the App Call by Mari Silbey, In answer to the app complaint, Comcast today April 20th that it’s created an Xfinity TV Partner Program, and that Samsung is its launch partner. That means that soon, consumers who buy a 2016 Samsung Smart TV will be able to get Comcast TV service without hooking up a set-top.
- Netflix Stock Falls Despite Record Quarter by Mari Silbey, n a market of inflated expectations, Netflix’s record-setting first-quarter results weren’t enough to hold off a significant drop for the stock on Wall Street in after-hours trading. Shares fell by up to 12% after the earnings report.
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