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January 7, 2013
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  • CenturyLink consolidates market groups
    CenturyLink is melding portions of its Enterprise Markets Group and Regional Markets Group as part of a reorganization aimed at making service delivery, sales and support more efficient, according to a statement from Glen Post, CenturyLink president and chief executive officer. The telecom has named Kenny Wyatt, former president of the Mountain Region, as senior vice president of business solutions for the new unit. "Our business segment continues to grow, and we believe bringing the organizations together allows us to leverage strengths and focus on best practices across our business operation," said Chief Operating Officer Karen Puckett. Channel Partners (1/4), The Denver Post (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Crest to ask FCC to keep Sprint and Clearwire apart
    Crest Financial's intervention in Sprint Nextel's bid to buy the remainder of wireless service provider Clearwire isn't likely to block the deal, an analyst says. Crest's general counsel told reporters Friday that the Clearwire investor would ask the Federal Communications Commission to block the deal. "By artificially pushing down the price of Clearwire spectrum, Sprint and Clearwire threaten to devalue future government auctions of spectrum," said Crest general counsel David Schumacher. The investing group has already filed a class-action suit to stop the purchase. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/4), Reuters (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Congress doesn't want a repeat of the SOPA/PIPA controversy
    Members of the 113th Congress are not eager to replay the controversy unleashed last year during consideration of the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act bills, Jennifer Martinez writes in this analysis. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., said lawmakers were "shell-shocked" over the widespread opposition to that anti-piracy legislation. "It was sort of an unprecedented experience that members do not want to repeat," she noted. The Hill/Hillicon Valley blog (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Kick off 2013 with ideas for generating revenue
    Build your voice, video and broadband businesses. Available on demand, this webinar, free to USTelecom members, provides tips on increasing current revenues, adding new revenue sources and changing business models. Leave better prepared to address the loss of revenue many face in today's telecommunications environment. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Microsoft tries to make Xbox more competitive in the living room
    Microsoft has been making content deals with ESPN, Netflix and YouTube to bolster the capabilities of its Xbox game console as the company faces increased competition in the living room, Shira Ovide writes in this analysis. The Apple TV set-top box, the Roku player and other devices are offering less expensive alternatives to the Microsoft console. The Wall Street Journal (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Epix, Sony sign deal to offer app on PlayStation platforms
    Epix has reached an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment to offer the Epix movie-streaming application on the PlayStation 3 console beginning this quarter. The app will become available on the hand-held PS Vita console in the spring. PlayStation Network subscribers in the U.S. will be able to download the Epix app free. Multichannel News (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Qualcomm debuts StreamBoost platform for next-gen Wi-Fi chips
    Qualcomm Atheros has introduced StreamBoost, a cloud-based services platform designed to work with Qualcomm's VIVE 802.11ac chips. The company is demonstrating how StreamBoost can improve the performance of wireless devices in a home network. Alienware and D-Link Systems are among the first vendors to utilize the StreamBoost technology in their product lines. EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet.com (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IPv6 inches along as IPv4 slowly fades out
    Despite stumbling blocks and the challenges in moving off IPv4, the advent of IPv6 is on a healthy course overall -- though those late to the party will have to deal with a slew of issues, writes Iljitsch van Beijnum. A wide-ranging analysis of where IPv4 and IPv6 adoption stand shows good growth ahead and a strong possibility that the Internet will be all IPv6 within four years. Ars Technica (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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