CenturyLink's Duane Ring to head up Midwest region following merger; Cloud growth to spur takeovers

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> Duane Ring, president of CenturyLink's Northeast Region, will move from his hometown of LaCrosse, Wis. to Minneapolis this spring once the acquisition of Qwest is complete, to head up the Midwest region. That's because LaCrosse will no longer be the regional headquarters for CenturyLink, he tells the LaCrosse Tribune. Story.

> Growth of cloud services will also spur a boost in takeovers of technology companies this year, says Bloomberg, by big players like Intel, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard. Story.

> The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), which advocates for interoperability between personal computers, mobile devices and service providers, will be exhibiting at CES this weekend. News release.

> ABI Research has ranked Verizon Business, New Global Telecom (part of Comcast), and Smoothstone IP Communications Corp. in the top three spots of its Hosted VoIP and UC Provider Matrix. News release.

> Turkey's subscribers can now get 50 and 100 Mbps broadband speeds via VDSL2 as the country's largest operators, Turk Telekom, has upgrades its network and increased data volumes. Story.

And finally... Rounding out the Q&As today is this Colorado Springs Gazette interview with Qwest president for Colorado, Chuck Ward, who plans to step down once the merger with CenturyLink is complete. Story.

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