California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new telemedicine law; Belgacom rebrands wireline, wireless products under Proximus brand

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> California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law last week that changes the state's telemedicine consent requirements, lowering the burden on patients and providers. Article

> Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council MENA announced the launch of its 6th annual conference in the UAE under the theme of "FTTH - The Rise of Smart Nation," which will be held on Nov. 24-25 at the Dubai World Trade Center. Release

> Belgacom is rebranding its entire fixed line, broadband, mobile, TV and IT products and services under its existing mobile "Proximus" brand. Article

Cable News
> Now that they've built substantial audiences, Roku's more successful content publishers are apparently shocked--shocked!--that the OTT service is getting more aggressive in its demand for revenue sharing. Article

> Discovery Communications has revealed the basics of its rebranding plan for The Hub, the erstwhile kids channel it jointly launched with Hasbro in 2010. Article

Online Video News
> Disney-owned ABC Television Group is adding clip sharing features to its Watch ABC app, allowing users to access and share "in-show moments" with friends via social media, while continuing to view the show on their mobile device. Article

Wireless News
> Intel announced it would spend up to $1.5 billion to purchase a 20 percent stake in Tsinghua Unigroup in China in a move the company said will help it sell chips to Chinese smartphone makers. Article

> BlackBerry said it has received 200,000 orders for its new Passport smartphone, the first major smartphone release from the company since 2013. Article

And finally… @Ed Felten: Shockingly, Thomas Jefferson designed and used crypto technologies that didn't have a backdoor. Article


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