Can Netflix Gain Advantage Over Other Streaming Services By Making Deal With Comcast?

Netflix has struck an agreement withComcast to speed streaming of its content to the cable company’s customers, the two said Sunday in a joint announcement. 

The Real Reason AT&T and IBM Are Partnering 

AT&T (NYSE: T ) and IBM (NYSE: IBM ) are partnering at just the right time, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

The two are cooperating to help cities and mid-size utilities glean data and insights from the Internet of Things. Principally, the idea is for AT&T to provide mobile technology and software while IBM contributes data analytics for helping assess the health and performance of city infrastructure.

Apple, Microsoft, mobile carriers pony up for Obama’s school broadband plan 

Tech companies from Apple to Autodesk and three of the nationwide mobile operators are contributing hardware, software and services to help fund the Presidents plan to connect 15,000 schools with broadband.

7 Things Marketing Wants To Say To IT

Chief marketing officer David Perry knows exactly what he needs from his organization’s IT department. To maximize the success of his marketing strategies, he needs a CIO and a technology team that go beyond conventional support, Perry says — he’s looking for a partner that can help transform marketing.