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October 23, 2012
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  • Growth of coherent optics puts pressure on legacy fiber companies
    Thanks to the rise of next-generation optical transport systems based on coherent detection, it now costs considerably less to scale the capacity of undersea cables to 100 Gbps to support increasing data demand, analysts say. This is seen as good news for companies such as Ciena, Infinera and Xtera Communications, which specialize in coherent optics, but for the likes of Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu -- which count on new subsea construction to generate revenue -- the trend is said to be creating additional challenges. Light Reading (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Business & Industry Watch 
  • Verizon Wireless' cable partners add quad play in 4 states
    Verizon Wireless' partnership with Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications has expanded in four states, with the cable companies rolling out "quad-play" services in markets in New York, California, Texas and Massachusetts. The move is part of a December 2011 arrangement in which a group of cable companies and Verizon Communications agreed to sell each other's services in certain areas. Multichannel News (10/22), Light Reading Mobile (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Announcing free webinar: The Internet Playbook
    Industry expert and author William B. Norton returns to define Internet peering, the categories of Internet operators, their power positions, and their corresponding motivations and behaviors. This two-hour webinar on Nov. 1 highlights some of the more clever tactics employed by network operators. Register today and learn how to purchase Norton's latest book. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Microsoft brings Xbox closer to wireless, Web-based devices
    Smartphones and tablets running new Windows Phone software will be able to work as second screens for games and other Xbox offerings as part of Microsoft's plans to connect a range of devices to the gaming console under Windows 8 software, the company is expected to announce today. "We want to seamlessly connect devices," Microsoft's Jose Pinero said. Windows 8 will also include an application to support the Skype VoIP service when the operating system arrives in stores Friday. Engadget (10/23), All Things D (10/22), The Wall Street Journal (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  Technology Trends 
  • Cisco exec to join Brocade as chief tech officer
    Cisco Systems' chief technology officer, David Meyer, plans to leave the company to lead the software-defined-networking strategy at Brocade. Jeffrey Burt writes that the move illustrates how SDN is becoming a force within IT organizations and a critical service from tech vendors. eWeek (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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.

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  • U.K. music trade group asks ISPs to block 3 more alleged "pirate" sites
    The British Phonographic Industry has requested that Internet service providers in the U.K. block access to three websites that allegedly offer pirated content. The BBC reports that the ISPs, which earlier had blocked The Pirate Bay, would comply if compelled by a court order. CNET (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Adtran bolsters enterprise VoIP suite with new phones
    Adtran has introduced six new IP-based phones through its channel partners that will be powered using VoIP solutions from Polycom. The models -- which feature built-in support for Ethernet and Bluetooth as well as an xHTML microbrowser -- include a top-level executive model, the VVX 600, which has a touch screen and optional camera, and the basic IP 321 phone engineered for company common areas. Channel Partners (10/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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