Ciena to speak at Deutsche Bank Technology Conference; Mass., N.J., Texas among 10 states seeing technology growth

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> Cisco buttoned up a number of security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers to disrupt telephony-related services in its Unified Communications Manager system. Article

> Ciena's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jim Moylan will present at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 12. Release

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> Liberty Interactive's QVC launched a second home-shopping channel called QVC Plus, which is available initially on DirecTV and several small cable systems. Article

> While ESPN is talking to companies that want to distribute the all-sports network on the Internet, President John Skipper said it would require virtual operators to carry the same programming packages offered by cable and satellite TV providers. Article

Online Video News

> evox Television (pronounced evokes) debuted this week with a plan to produce original online videos along with an ecommerce platform and social network that targets people living "a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle." Article

Wireless News

> ZTE said it expects to charge back to a net profit for the first nine months of 2013, reversing a loss from the same period last year. Article

> An increase in the number of deaths among cell tower workers this year has sparked new concerns about the safety hazards these workers face, particularly as the nation's Tier 1 carriers race to deploy LTE networks. Article

And finally … Massachusetts, New Jersey and Texas are among the top 10 U.S. states seeing technology growth. Article