CenturyLink to participate in Wells Fargo, UBS conferences; Orange Business charts the five hidden risks for CIOs

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> Orange Business counts down the top five hidden risks for CIOs. Article

> CenturyLink is going to participate in the following analyst conferences: 2014 Wells Fargo Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference on Nov. 12 and the UBS 42nd Annual Global Media and Communications Conference on Dec. 9. Release                        

Cable News
> Speaking to investors during Comcast's third-quarter earnings call last week, NBCU chief executive Steve Burke said he was surprised by recent announcements from HBO and CBS introducing new a la carte streaming services. Article

> According to new Parks Associates research, consumers in broadband-equipped U.S. homes now watch 17.4 hours of TV programming a week through digital video recorders, pay-TV VOD and online SVOD services. Article

Wireless News
> Wickr, a secure messaging application that encrypts data from end to end and lets users destroy messages they receive, hopes to be the platform that powers similar messaging capabilities for Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and many other messaging services, according to CEO Nico Sell. Article

> Magic Leap, a startup focused on augmented reality technology that raised $542 million in funding from Google, Qualcomm and other venture capital investors last week, is still something of a mystery. Article

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