Ciena to announce FY Q1 results on March 6; Online trolls are sadists, say new online studies

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> Ciena will announce fiscal first-quarter financial results ended Feb. 1, 2014, on Thursday, March 6, before the open of the financial markets. Release

> There are eight considerations any provider should consider for an energy-efficient data center. Article

> Two north Wales communities will get access to fiber-based broadband service. Article

Cable News
> Comcast said that Neil Smit, a former Navy SEAL who has been CEO of its Comcast Cable unit since 2010, will lead operations at the super-sized cable MSO after its merger with Time Warner Cable closes. Article

> Comcast executives said the company expects it will be able to reduce spending on programming and technology with its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, predicting that the combined company will be able to reduce capital spending by $400 million annually within three years of the deal closing. Article

Online Video News
> Hulu has named NBC sales executive Peter Naylor to lead its advertising efforts. Article

Wireless News
> Unnamed sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that Microsoft is "seriously considering" allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone. Article

> Comcast's $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable could open the door for SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son to push more forcefully for a deal between Sprint and T-Mobile US. Article

And finally… Online trolls are sadists, psychopaths, according to two new online studies. Article