Acme Packet acquires IPTEGO GmbH; European Commission wants to help providers reduce broadband construction costs

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> Terra, a Telefonica subsidiary that has a strong Web presence in both Latin America and the United States, will soon offer online movies and music in both Spain and Portugal as part of a broader European expansion effort. Article

> A Slashdot report reveals that Google supervisors knew about WiFi data harvesting. Article

> Acme Packet has acquired privately held Berlin-based IPTEGO GmbH, an IP communications network management software company, for approximately $21 million in cash. Release

> Deutsche Telekom is giving 17,000 of its workers a two-year, 6.5 percent raise. Article

> Polycom will showcase its RealPresence video solutions for healthcare at the American Telemedicine Association 2012 trade show. Release

And finally ... The European Commission wants to help reduce the costs--particularly of digging up streets to lay fiber cable--to roll out a broadband network by 25 percent. Article

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