BYOD will surpass 1 billion device mark by 2017; IEEE to seek approval of its 400G Ethernet project

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@FierceTelecom RT @  GENBAND: Juniper Research forecasts that the number of employee-owned smartphones and tablets used in the enterprise will exceed 1 billion by 2017. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Tony Bates, former CEO of Skype and current EVP of Business Development and Evangelism, and Tami Reller, current EVP of Marketing, will be leaving Microsoft, according to a Re/Code report. Article

> The IEEE's 400G Ethernet study group will seek approval of the project documentation it's been developing since April 2013. Article

> Google has removed an anti-Islamic movie and about 1,000 other links from YouTube following a U.S. court order. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> Comcast has launched its Xfinity On Campus service at Lasell College, a small school in Newton, Mass., according to a Web site it has created for the IPTV product. Article

> The CEO of Charter Communications investor Liberty Media suggested Friday that the company could consider the option of making another run at acquiring Time Warner Cable if Comcast fails to close its merger agreement. Article

Wireless News
> Despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's pleas for global telecom operators to join the group during his keynote address at the Mobile World Congress trade show, it doesn't appear that all operators are ready to jump onboard. Article

> Finnish handset maker Jolla shipped its first smartphone in Europe in December and now the company is eyeing a bigger market. Article

And finally… Andrea Busse, CEO of Intelatext, said the next frontier will be brands extracting small customer data from Big Data. Article