Connected TVs hotter than gaming consoles; 3D TV sales languishing

> On the retail front, Informa Telecoms & Media reports that sales of connected TVs will surpass gaming consoles for the first time this year. Article.

> 3D TVs are not doing nearly as well as connected TVs as SNL Kagan reports that already slow sales are expected to slow even more this year before picking up in 2012. Article.

> Getting away from TVs, Cox Communications has reiterated its commitment to 3G wireless service by announcing the launch of service in San Diego and Santa Barbara, Calif. and many of the communities it serves in Topeka and Wichita, Kansas and Northwest Arkansas later this year. Release.

> Cobridge Communications has launched wireline voice service to more than 25,000 homes in Portland and Rockport, Texas. Article.

> NDS has joined the MoCA Alliance as an associate member. Release.

And finally ... News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) officially gave up on MySpace, selling off the once-promising social network site to Specific Media for $35 million-a bit of a loss considering the media giant bought the service for $580 million in 2005. Article.

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