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December 24, 2012
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  • Telepresence robots bring workers to their desks virtually
    A growing number of employees are showing up at work with the help of remote-controlled telepresence machines that allow faraway workers to all but touch their offices. "This gives you that casual interaction that you're used to at work. I'm sitting in my desk area with everybody else. I'm part of their conversations and their socializing," said Dallas Goecker, a Seymour, Ind.-based engineer who works for a Palo Alto, Calif., technology firm. Goecker uses Suitable Technologies' Beam, one of more than a dozen mobile videoconferencing devices on the market. The Miami Herald (free registration)/The Associated Press (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Get Creative: 10 Ways to Think Outside the Box
No matter your business, smart solutions come from out-of-the-box thinking. We all know creativity is king, but are you doing all you can to inspire and encourage creativity in your staff? Read the article and learn 10 ways to inspire creativity at your office.

  Business & Industry Watch 
  • Predictions: What's ahead for telecom in 2013
    Total Telecom staffers, looking at what might come to pass in the telecom sector next year, expect more cooperation but less consolidation among European telecoms. Other predictions include more consolidation in the U.S. market, including a possible move by Microsoft to buy Nokia. Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.) (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Hot Topics 

Top five news stories selected by USTelecom dailyLead® readers in the past week.

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  Video Upload 
  • Roku CEO: One way or another, you'll watch TV on the Internet
    Most people will soon watch television on Internet-connected TV sets or through set-top boxes tied into the Internet, according to Roku CEO Anthony Wood. He noted that Roku-ready TV models will be rolled out at the 2013 International CES. "We think there's a huge opportunity to expand our platform from streaming players, where we're a leader today, into TVs," Wood said in this interview. CNBC (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NimbleTV tests cloud-based TV streaming
    NimbleTV has launched a test of a cloud-based system that will let subscribers access TV content on any device, including their smartphones. The service is available in New York City and will eventually be offered elsewhere in the U.S. and in India. TechCrunch (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Technology Trends 
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  IP Download 
  • Data caps may face tougher stance from FCC than from Senate
    Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., might face tough sledding in the Senate regarding his proposal to regulate the use of data caps by Internet service providers, but the Federal Communications Commission might be more sympathetic, says Guggenheim Securities analyst Paul Gallant, pointing to comments made by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Wyden introduced his measure Thursday. In a report, Gallant warns that ISPs might need to consider self-regulation to ward off federal intervention. Investor's Business Daily (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Editor's Note 
  • The dailyLead will not publish Tuesday
    In observance of Christmas, the dailyLead will not publish Tuesday. Publication will resume Wednesday. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
--Edith Sitwell,
British poet and critic

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