AT&T tests DVR tracking; Telecom Italia sees earnings dropping

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> AT&T Labs tests demographic tracking through AT&T DVR service. Article

> Telecom Italia cuts its dividend and eyes declining earnings for 2013. Article

> New research suggests smartphones suppement wireline instead of replacing it. Article

> BT announced a telemarketer blocking feature for its landline service. Article

Cable News

> Cablevision is selling its Optimum West cable system to Charter Communications for $1.625 billion in cash. Article

> Suddenlink will deploy Tivo's new Mini set top, which enables viewers to access programming from any TV in their home. Article

IPTV News

> IPTV expansion is the key to Bell Canada's future. Article

> Frankfurt, Germany's airport will launch an IPTV service with 90 television and radio channels. Article

And finally... Two people were arrested for hacking a telecom company in the Philippines. Article