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Orange Business taps into hybrid cloud opportunity with VPN offering

Orange Business Services is targeting the growing multi-site enterprise hybrid cloud opportunity by adding a Business VPN Internet offering to its growing business VPN service product suite.

Frontier targets new home cybersecurity opportunities via real estate partnership

Frontier Communications has established a new channel with William Raveis Real Estate to route its Frontier Secure digital protection and tech support products targeting consumers relocating to a new location.

Baltimore mulls its own municipal broadband plan

Baltimore has joined the growing chorus of municipalities that are fed up with local cable operator Comcast  by looking into how they could build their own fiber-based broadband network.

Ericsson takes big bite in Apcera, strengthens PaaS cloud capabilities

Ericsson has taken out its checkbook again to acquire a majority stake in Apcera, a provider of platform as a service (PaaS) offering Continuum, a move it says will strengthen its position in the cloud market by extending its network approach into both service provider and enterprise cloud environments.

Granite Telecom hits $1B annualized revenue mark

Granite Telecommunications, a supplier of voice, data and other services to large multi-site businesses, has surpassed the $1 billion annual revenue mark a number of months ahead of its own forecast.

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The best way most mobile developers have to gauge how consumers feel about their app or mobile game is pretty simple: If they download it and use it, they're happy. If it gets uninstalled or is abandoned, they're not. As issues around app retention, app engagement and the improvements of user experiences become more critical, though, a number of firms are beginning to create application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs) aimed at analyzing a user's emotions much more directly. 

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Through their joint venture Otter Media, AT&T and the Chernin Group have confirmed their earlier reported intention to buy YouTube programming network Fullscreen. The size of the deal is not yet known, but Re/code puts Fullscreen's valuation at somewhere between $200 million to $300 million.