Acacia grabs 26 optical patents; UTStarcom names Jack Lu board chairman

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> AT&T will release its Q4 2011 financial results on Thursday, Jan. 26. Release

> Blip TV has secured $6 million in Series D funding while continuing to look for a new CEO to lead the company. Article

> UTStarcom names Jack Lu, CEO of UTStarcom, as chairman of the board, effective March 31, succeeding Thomas Toy. Release

> Acacia Research Corp.'s subsidiary has acquired 26 optical networking patents from a major unnamed technology company. Release

> Telekom Srbija will purchase Greece-based telco OTE's­ 20 percent stake in the Serbian service provider for €380 million ($495 million). Article (sub. req)

> Netflix's dominance on the streaming video market will be challenged in 2012 as it faces a growing set of competitors. Article

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