Apple hires Yahoo's Noteboom to head data center efforts; Saudi Telecom to conduct acquisitions in 2012

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> The United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by a delegation led by H.E. Mohammad Al Qamzi, chairman of the TRA, will participate in ITU Telecom World 2011, to be held in Geneva, Oct. 24-27. Release

> Apple has lured Scott Noteboom, who headed up Yahoo!'s Global Data Center Infrastructure unit, to a position as its new data center chief. Article

> MRV Communications revised the record and distribution dates of the company's previously announced $75 million special dividend. Release

> Saudi Telecom Co (STC) said it plans to go on a buying spree in 2012 targeting Middle East-based telcos and expand its regional presence. Article

And finally ... A Syracuse University website published results showing that service providers' use of deep packet inspection to shape and throttle broadband traffic has declined since 2008, but they have not abandoned it. Article