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> Cbeyond explores the physical side of disaster recovery. Article

> An Internet audience survey conducted by Audiweb found that about 27.7 million Italians connected at least once to the Internet from a PC during October and there were 13.7 million users online on an average day in October. Article

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> Comcast is recruiting engineers for a project called Excalibur Back Office, according to a job listing it posted recently on its Comcast Careers site. Article

> Add Cox Communications to the list of cable operators reportedly eying a bid for Time Warner Cable. Article

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> A report from New Street Research Analyst Jonathan Chaplin said that Charlie Ergen's Dish Network could acquire the most spectrum of any company--around 60 MHz--over the course of the next year or so. Article

> IDC is predicting the global smartphone market will continue to grow by leaps and bounds in the years ahead, but that growth won't occur through sales of expensive phones. Article

And finally … What CenturyLink's $200 million acquisition of Tier3 says about coopetition and the growing IaaS market. Article