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8/20/2018

F5 Networks has a prepackaged, preconfigured virtual network function product designed to simplify network functions virtualization by fully automating the process.

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8/20/2018

The National Association of Broadcasters outlines "errors and omissions" in the Nominet database that need to be addressed by the Federal Communications Commission. The database -- which identifies white spaces between channels -- also fails to provide TV station channel information that is accurate, NAB says.

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Broadcasting & Cable
8/20/2018

Tech companies are caught in the middle of a political battle, with President Donald Trump taking accusations of discrimination against conservatives to social media. The companies are stuck between accusations of "shadow banning" and calls against conspiracy theories and fake news, Mike Allen writes.

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Axios
8/20/2018

Republicans are outspending Democrats in the race to confirm the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, per Politico and Advertising Analytics. Conservatives have spent $7.5 million on TV advertisements thus far in support of Kavanaugh, while liberals have spent just $1.3 million to combat the confirmation.

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8/17/2018

Claims that the rollback of net neutrality regulations would lead to the destruction of the internet have proved to be baseless, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said at a Senate oversight hearing. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., suggested that internet service providers were simply laying low while the rollback faces litigation, while FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel agreed that ability and incentive would eventually lead to internet fast and slow lanes.

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Broadcasting & Cable
8/17/2018

The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution affirming that the media is not "the enemy of the people." The resolution was "an opportunity for us to uphold our oath and make clear that we support liberty and free speech," said Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii.

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8/17/2018

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai at a Michigan Association of Broadcasters event this week reiterated the agency's key priorities for radio. The FCC will continue to focus on interference protections for Class A stations, shutting down illegal operators, revitalizing AM radio and bolstering diversity through the FCC's incubator program, Pai said.

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Radio World
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8/17/2018

Smartphone apps make it easy to access real-time weather updates around the clock, but the updates are based on models that haven't been subject to human interpretation, says meteorologist Paul Dellegatto. Meteorologists can interpret this data, identifying strengths and weaknesses to give a more accurate forecast, Dellegatto says.

8/17/2018

Radio stations around the nation have been paying their respects to Aretha Franklin since she died Thursday. Stations such as Radio One urban AC WDMK have been playing Franklin's songs back-to-back, while other station hosts and listeners have weighed in with their thoughts and tributes to "The Queen of Soul."

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8/17/2018

"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has signed a three-year, $100 million deal to produce content for Netflix. Barris' deal with ABC Studios ended last month, but he will remain executive producer of "Black-ish."

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