Cisco is on the acquisition hunt again as it buys NDS, a video software delivery provider. Cisco hopes NDS will help it tap into emerging markets.
More than 80 percent of Americans with a DVR can't live without it, according to an NDS survey.
France's Canal+ Group files a suit alleging British rival NDS employed a high-tech lab to break its smart-card security and posted the info online.
NDS Group, a provider of interactive TV applications, partners with MTV Networks to launch a new interactive music service in the United Kingdom.
NDS Group, a British digital TV company whose set-top boxes are used by 26 million subscribers, has signed a deal to use Hewlett-Packard's unlicensed version of Java in its set-top boxes, the companies said Monday. The company will use MicroChai, a gadget-oriented version of HP's clone of Sun Microsystems' Java software, which lets programs written in the Java language run on any computer. For example, Java could let software for paying for a pay-per-view show run on several different set-top boxes. Java is gaining popularity in various consumer gadgets, most notably cell phones.
The company discloses plans to extend the functions of its core strategic Novell Directory Services technology and promotes its plans for the Internet during a speech by chief executive Eric Schmidt.
The software giant announces an alliance with NDS, an interactive television software provider, to bring new applications to its television efforts.
NDS Group and MGI Software plan to enable consumers to electronically order photographic prints and services or view, edit and share digital images over a digital TV or set-top box.
Network software provider Novell announced plans to release a software developer kit for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) technology, a key component of its NDS directory software. The "open source" kit is based on code from the OpenLDAP public license and will be released as part of Novell's overarching developer kit. The company also announced a technology and marketing alliance with middleware software maker Talarian.