Comcast's Fandango buys Quantum; Rentrak inks deal with Price Group

Quick news from across the Web.

> Sports fans are angry at the Time Warner/CBS dispute. Article

> Comcast's Fandango buys Quantum. Article

> A Bright House Networks outage in Detroit is preventing callers from dialing 911. Article

> Time Warner Cable's President and COO Rob Marcus will speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference Sept. 11. Release

> Rentrak announced a contract with The Price Group, an ad agency in Texas. Release

> SMC Network has selected MaxLinear's MxL265 Full-Spectrum Capture digital cable front-end receiver for its new family of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems and gateways. Release

Wireless News

> Vodafone confirmed it is in talks with Verizon Communications to sell its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon. The deal is valued as high as $130 billion. Article

> Huawei expects to deliver commercial, next-generation networks capable of 10 Gbps data speeds within the next seven years. Article

> Hugo Barra, Google's vice president of Android product management, is leaving the company to join Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T is expanding its 45 Mbps U-verse Power offering into 40 additional markets to better compete with cable operators that are today delivering 50 to 100 Mbps and above. Commentary

> CenturyLink is increasing its visibility with existing and new IPTV consumers in Florida by signing a multi-year deal to become the exclusive video provider for the Orlando Magic basketball team. Article

And finally… Nintendo shocked gamers by announcing plans to drop the price of its Wii U by $50 starting Sept. 20. Article

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