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EAM/CMMS news in the U.S.

This week’s news focuses on preventive ways to help reduce maintenance and mechanical errors and also enhancements in automation that could replace mechanical jobs.

  1. Automation Saved This American Manufacturer by USA Today, Marlin Steel, in Baltimore, MD, was able to stay in business by automating many of its processes to stay competitive when many other manufacturing jobs went overseas.
  2. Ford Headquarters Outside Detroit Evacuated After Fire by Associated Press, Ford Motor Co.’s world headquarters in Dearborn was evacuated last Monday after a fire broke out in the building’s basement.

Cable News around the Globe

This week’s cable updates focus around re-branding for major cable providers, Q3 earning results, and social media in the content space.

Hand holding TV remote control with a television in the background. Close up.
  1. Comcast Doubles Down on D3.1 by Mari Silbey, n this week’s Gigabites, Comcast spreads its gigabit wings, RCN takes DOCSIS 3.1 to Chicago, MaxxSouth Broadband rolls gigabit service in Oxford, Mississippi and more.
  2. TiVo Turns a Profit Post Rovi Deal by Mari Silbey, In its first full quarter reporting as the merged entity of legacy companies Rovi and TiVo, new TiVo unveiled the announcement of a five-year, wide-ranging licensing deal with Samsung alongside Q3 earnings that beat Wall Street analyst forecasts.
  3. Charter Launches Big Rebranding Push by Alan Breznick, The great rebranding has begun for the tens of millions of cable customers that Charter picked up from Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
  4. Why the $&#* Would I ‘Watch With Twitter?’ by Mari Silbey, Cablecos have been pining for interactive television since the 1990s, and over the past couple of years, many have channeled their iTV ambitions into social media platforms. Which explains the latest obsession with Twitter on TV.
  5. Why DirecTV Now May Flop by Mari Silbey, Picking up a Google Chromecast device for $35 is an easy impulse buy. Paying $35 per month for DirecTV Now is something else altogether.

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