PGA Championships, and Tiger Woods, live online; Netflix looking to U.K. after Lionsgate deal?

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> Another summer weekend, another major golf tournament, as the 93rd PGA Championship tees off Thursday morning at the Atlanta Athletic Club. But this weekend marks the return of Tiger Woods to a major tournament after an extended injury-related absence--he missed the U.S. Open and the British Open--and it promises to be, at the very least, an event. And, frankly, since there's no guarantee Woods will make it into the weekend, you might want to catch Thursday's and Friday's rounds. Article

> BroadSoft today said second quarter revenue increased 63 percent year-over-year to $32.2 million; a significant jump in license revenue--it improved 82 percent to $19.2 million--pumped earnings up to $15.8 million, or 32 cents per share for the quarter. In May, the company forecast 9 cents to 11 cents EPS on $28 million to $29 million of revenue. Article

> Brantley Telephone (BTC), a 6,000 subscriber line telecommunications company, has recently changed its IPTV middleware platform to the Innovative Systems Middleware solution. Release

> With Dish Network's CEO confirming rumors that it's planning to launch a Netflix-type streaming video offering "sooner than later," it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that competitor DirecTV is in the market for a similar component, this time Hulu. Article

> In its first full quarter as owner of NBCUniversal, Comcast today reported strong second quarter results, including revenue of $14.3 billion, an increase of 51 percent from a year ago, easily topping Wall Street estimates. The company also reported net income of $1.02 billion, or 37 cents per share, up from $844 million, or 31 cents per share, a year ago. Article

> Digital entertainment technology provider Rovi says it is expanding its three-month-long "Smart TV Field Trial," which enables companies to test click-through ad campaigns across a wide variety of platforms including TVs, Blu-Ray Players and other devices, to Canada following success in the U.S. Article

> Netflix is extending its relationship with indie-studio Lionsgate, signing a multi-year deal with the studios United Kingdom division that may signal the streaming video giant's intent to soon enter the European market. Article

> Verizon was ordered by a federal jury to pay $115 million in damages to interactive television technology provider ActiveVideo Networks for infringing on four of the San Jose, Calif. company's patents. Article

> Click-to-play video syndicator Alphabird and Meredith Video Studios are partnering to distribute featured branded-video content for advertising clients across the Meredith Video Network. Article

> Reports that Apple is planning to launch an HD connected TV in 2012 continue to percolate. This time, Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry issued a note to investors that Apple may offer as many as three sets in March. Article

> Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, Sony and Xpand 3D announced plans to jointly develop a specification for 3D active-shutter glasses based on Bluetooth wireless technology--although the effort will do nothing about the fact that many people don't like wearing 3D glasses at all. Article

And finally... Mexico border town mayor and congressional candidate Martin Resendiz was drunk when he signed nine contracts with a California company that is now suing the city for $1 million, according to a deposition in the case. Oops. Article

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