CenturyLink to participate in three upcoming financial analyst conferences; Hackers blocked access to fed court system's site

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> ‏In Hungary, the total amount of wireline broadband subscriptions reached 2.296 million, up 16,000 compared to the end of November. Article

> Hackers blocked access to the federal court system's public website on Friday, reported Politico. Article

> CenturyLink executives will participate in three analyst conferences in March. Release

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> T. Rowe Price, the investment firm that fought an attempt to take Cablevision private in 2007, is reportedly urging Time Warner Cable to negotiate a merger agreement with suitor Charter Communications. Article

> Comcast is looking at striking a deal with a utility company in Pennsylvania that could see it bundle electricity services with its pay TV, broadband and voice services, a Pennsylvania regulator told reporters. Article

Wireless News
> Google's Motorola Mobile division aims to launch a phone that costs less than £30 ($50) to get more people using smartphones. Article

> BlackBerry shares fell 3 percent Thursday following a clarification by the Department of Defense that it did not, in fact, order 80,000 new BlackBerry phones, as some reports claimed earlier in the week. Article

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