CenturyLink in talks to bring IPTV to Minneapolis; Cincinnati Bell sells CNotify automated messaging business

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> CenturyLink is conducting talks with Minneapolis city leaders about securing a cable franchise, but the city wants more information on state and federal rules. Article

> Cincinnati Bell sells off CNotify, a business notification and automated messaging service, to One Call Now. Article

> Australian ISP iiNet's recently appointed CFO Michael Howard has resigned from his position after just one week on the job. Article

Cable News
> Comcast has struck a wide-ranging deal with Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves, becoming a key technology partner and anchor tenant for the club's SunTrust Park, a new stadium set to be ready by the start of the 2017 season. Article

> FCC commissioners voted 5-0 Monday to move forward with a proposal that would end a requirement that cable operators prove they have competition from satellite operators in order to avoid rate regulation. Article

Online Video News
> Ooyala-owned video advertising provider Videoplaza is teaming up with TubeMogul, which creates enterprise software for video ads, on what it calls a "premium programmatic marketplace" designed to attract large brands and content providers. Article

Wireless News
> AT&T Mobility is partnering with major brands including ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide Insurance, Rite Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu to launch a new loyalty rewards program. Article

> Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda, Donkey Kong and the stable of classic Nintendo video game characters are finally coming to smartphones. Article

And finally… @TheRegister: FCC chair heads into two-week political hazing period. Article

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