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November 14, 2012
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  • AT&T to expand enterprise security services, exec says
    AT&T says it is planning to expand its corporate cybersecurity strategy as it looks to tap what one executive estimates could be a $40 billion market in the future. According to Frank Jules, head of AT&T's global enterprise unit, the U.S.-based carrier -- which has seen attacks on its own networks double during the past four months -- will provide more dedicated security support to multinational customers expanding into new markets. Chicago Tribune/Reuters (tiered subscription model) (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sprint intros landline replacement device for MVNOs
    Sprint Nextel is offering its wholesale customers a Sprint Phone Connect adapter that enables users to place local and long-distance calls from home via the carrier's 3G network. Several telecoms already offer similar products. Sprint also is adding nine markets to its Long-Term Evolution service, including the Minneapolis market and Oakland, Calif. The carrier reportedly will not launch a Windows Phone 8 handset until next year. (11/13), TechCrunch (11/13), CNET/Dialed In blog (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Battle for Netflix pits CEO against activist investor
    Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings is leading his company's opposition to a potential takeover led by activist investor Carl Icahn, who is ready to do battle with the video-streaming and disc-rental service, according to this analysis. "There is a very good argument that, at the right premium, somebody should buy Netflix," Icahn told The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report finds consumers more accepting of video ads
    Consumers are accessing video advertisements at a robust pace, according to a report that says rights-managed video content is becoming an increasingly popular platform for major marketing campaigns. The FreeWheel Video Monetization Report determined that for the past three quarters, video ad volume has outpaced video viewing in overall growth -- showing an increase of 49% compared with the same period in 2011. Rapid TV News (U.K.) (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lowe's, Verizon team for home monitoring
    Lowe's gave CDMA-based carriers a boost in agreeing to sell a USB modem for its home monitoring system that will work over Verizon Wireless' 3G network, a breakthrough in an industry where North American alarm firms have deployed GSM/GPRS technology in working with cellular communications. Lowe's introduced its Iris-brand system in July that was strictly for landline networks. Pricing for the new modem was not disclosed. (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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