News from The Cable Show: 6/16/2011

Comcast Shows Off 1 Gbps Broadband (Gigaom)

Comcast Uses Cisco Gear In 1-Gig DOCSIS Demo
Vendor's 3G60 CMTS Card, Modems Used on Operator's Chicago Network
(Multichannel News)

Did the cloud just kill the set-top box? (Gigaom: NewTeeVee)

Interview with Comcast's Brian Roberts
(Bloomberg Video)


Cable Show 2011: Ethnic TV Tables Turning To Cable
Bandwidth Improvements, Online Platforms Tilting Field To Cable: Execs
(Multichannel News)

Cox: We're Not Selling Our Spectrum (Light Reading Cable)

Motorola Mobility looks to tablets, smartphones as set-tops fade (Crain's Chicago Business)

Daily Links 6/16/2011: Philly Fed Index drops; Capital One reported winner of Wilmington's ING Direct

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Greater Philadelphia Award Winners Announced (Business Wire)

June Philly Fed index drops into negative level (MarketWatch)
Not a good sign.

Philly Fed factory activity lowest level in 2 years (Reuters)
Philly Fed Press Release

Churchill Club podcast: Venture capital roundtable 2011 (ZDNet Blogs)
First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman was on the panel. Very interesting listen.

Capital One Near Takeover of ING Direct USA (Bloomberg)
Update: deal reported to be reached.

Providence Equity Partners Is Said to Be Leading Bidder to Buy Blackboard (Bloomberg)
Some analysts had suggested that SunGard, through its SunGard Higher Ed unit, might have been a possible bidder. (Although its worth pointing out that Providence Equity was a major investor in SunGard's LBO.)

WPCS agrees to be bought by DirecTV installer Multiband (Philadelphia Business Journal)

Alan Haberman, Who Ushered In the Bar Code, Dies at 81 (New York Times)
Implemented technology that had been pioneered earlier at Drexel.

WCI Consulting Expands to Philadelphia
Business Intelligence Provider Establishes East Coast Presence
(Business Wire)