Cisco releases its 2014 Annual Security Report; tw telecom to present at 3 investor conferences in March

Wireline news from across the web:

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> Cisco addresses the top themes for spam messages worldwide in its 2014 Annual Security Report. Post (reg. req.)

> tw telecom announced that it will present at three investor conferences in March. Release

> Allied Fiber, a network-neutral dark fiber, colocation and interconnection provider, has named Lauren Sauer as its director of marketing. Release (.pdf)

Cable News
> Arris posted an increase of $128 million in combined sales from Comcast and Time Warner Cable in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to demand for home video gateways such as the XG1 device that it is supplying to Comcast for its Xfnity X1 service. Article

> DirecTV picked up 93,000 net video subscribers in the fourth quarter, which was a decrease compared to the 103,000 that it gained in the same period in 2012. Article

Online Video News
> Vice Media and FremantleMedia are developing an online food network full of new food videos, recipes, news and events. Article

Wireless News
> Smartphone maker HTC plans to privately demonstrate the first of its three planned wearable devices next week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

> T-Mobile US is offering its existing BlackBerry customers up to $250 in credit if they upgrade to a new BlackBerry Z10 or Q10 phone. Article

And finally… Big Data is reshaping the government data center. How? Hadoop is one way. Article