AT&T's Donovan to keynote Citi Conference; North Dakota IT Council creates new broadband initiative

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> AT&T's John Donovan, senior executive vice president, technology and network operations, will deliver a keynote speech at the Citi 2014 Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, Jan. 6, at 12:45 p.m. PT. Release

> ZTE Corp. announced changes to its organization that it says will focus the company on key strategic operations and high-growth business opportunities. Release

Cable News

> Tribune Co. said it agreed to buy Sony's Gracenote subsidiary for $170 million, in a deal that could see its TMS division help pay TV distributors deliver interactive programming and advertising to viewers using TVs, tablets and smartphones. Article

Online Video News

> For Netflix, one enterprising Reddit user put together a comprehensive list of movies and TV shows that were set to expire from the company's streaming video catalog Jan. 1, 2014. Article

> Two of the more popular series on YouTube are planning to end their runs in 2014, TubeFilter notes. On Monday, Ray William Johnson, the creator of the hit "=3" tweeted that he plans to end the show this year. Article

Wireless News

> After years of negotiations, Apple finally inked a deal with China Mobile to bring its iPhone to the world's largest carrier starting on Jan. 17. Article

And finally … The North Dakota Information Technology Council has created an initiative to identify and potentially alleviate the state's broadband issues. Article