CenturyLink launches Internet security blog for consumers; Security remains a key concern in migration to the cloud

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> Businesses' migration to the cloud is not slowing, but security remains a key concern. Article

> France's state-owned investment bank Bpifrance Group's subsidiary Bpifrance Participations has sold a 1.9 percent stake in the country's former monopoly telco Orange Group in a private placement worth $736 million. Article 

> CenturyLink has launched an Internet security blog during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), which will provide consumers with tips to help them protect their privacy and avoid common Internet pitfalls. Release

Cable News
> Multiscreen technology company Synacor said that it's laying off approximately 20 percent of its workforce, resulting in the loss of about 70 jobs. The cuts will leave the struggling Buffalo-based company with about 210 workers. Article

> As its carriage impasse escalated into a selective blackout of Internet content, Viacom on Wednesday announced that it had renewed its affiliate agreement with Verizon FiOS. Article

Online Video News
> Viewers of television series and movies are still sitting on one side of a wide gap between creators and distributors of that content, if the response to a recent New York Times article about online piracy is any indication. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC is making its formal pitch to TV broadcasters in an effort to get them to relinquish their 600 MHz spectrum for next year's planned incentive auction, arguing that the once-in-a-lifetime auction could deliver billions of dollars to broadcasters throughout the country. Article

> Verizon Wireless is jumping into the game of increasing the size of its data buckets for shared data plans, too. The carrier is launching two new promotions after rivals Sprint and AT&T Mobility launched promotional offers to increase the size of the data buckets they offer for high-usage customers. Article

And finally… @ Verizon Enterprise: 67% of finance companies say new technologies have improved market insight. Report (reg. req.)