AT&T to hire 850 workers in Texas; Sckipio Technologies gets funding from Intel Capital

Wireline news from across the Web:

> AT&T will hire 850 workers in Texas. Most positions will be for call centers, technicians, and in retail. Release

> A Mexican federal court judge dismissed America Movil's appeal against the March 2014 decision by IFT declaring the company a dominant player. Telecompaper article

> U.S. presidential candidates have put the critical domestic issue of cybersecurity on the back burner. NBC News article

> Sckipio Technologies has received investment from Intel Capital, the strategic investment and M&A arm of Intel Corp. Release

Cable News
> While the authenticated multiscreen efforts of the pay-TV industry have always been unfavorably compared to Netflix, the SVOD service's CEO says TV Everywhere could be his company's greatest threat -- if its potential were ever realized. Article

> Discovery Networks President and CEO David Zaslav said his company's over-the-top platforms in Europe have garnered around 200,000 subscribers and the company is expecting to grow that number to 1 million customers. Article

Installer News
> Comcast is finding that a number of communities are embracing its Advanced Communities Network program and New Haven, Conn.'s College & Crown development is no different. Article

Online Video News
> NewsON, the streaming initiative backed by a consortium of broadcasters led by ABC Owned Television Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General and Raycom Media, officially launched on Wednesday for iOS and Roku devices. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint plans to cut thousands of more jobs as part of its effort to slash at least $2 billion in operating expenses from the business, according to Sprint Chairman and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. Article

> Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unit is opening up an "experimental boutique" retail store in downtown Chicago, not far from its headquarters there. Article

And finally … Greenfield, Mass., voted to approve the buildout of a new hybrid fiber-wireless broadband network throughout the entire town by the end of 2016. The Recorder article

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