Can SDN-based data centers live up to the hype?; NTT will deploy Genesys' customer experience platform in its Arcstar contact center

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> Pew Research's Internet of Things report revealed 10 key trends. Article

> NTT Communications will deploy the Genesys' Customer Experience Platform in the Arcstar Contact Center, its new cloud-based contact center service. Release

> AT&T will webcast a presentation by John Stephens, senior executive vice president and CFO, AT&T, at the 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston on Wednesday, May 21, at 8:40 a.m. ET. Release

Cable News
> Former Insight Communications CEO Michael Willner will serve as chief executive of the new cable company to be owned by Comcast and Charter Communications following Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable. Article

> Layer3 TV, a startup that founders and long-time cable veterans Jeff Binder and David Fellows promise will be a "smarter" cable television offering, will move its corporate headquarters to Denver from its original location in Boston this summer. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC voted to approve draft net neutrality rules that would re-examine whether to treat wireless networks differently from wired broadband networks as the commission seeks to craft new rules that would ensure consumers get equal access to all Internet content. Article

> Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has said that it might be necessary for Sprint and T-Mobile US to merge in order to remain viable players in the U.S. wireless market, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Article

And finally… Silicon Valley: an army of geeks and "coders" shaping our future. Article