Cogent's Schaeffer makes the rounds of investor conferences; Dish shutters Blockbuster stores

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> Cogent Communications CEO Dave Schaeffer will present at three upcoming investor conferences. Release

> Self-managed, low cost toll free service is an alternative to renting expensive office space. Article

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> Time Warner Inc. CEO Jeff Bewkes said he isn't worried about Comcast's tests of a subscription that includes HBO and broadband Internet service. Article

> Dish Network plans to fold all 300 of its remaining Blockbuster retail stores, and will also halt its DVD-by-mail service by early January. Article

Online Video News

> User and usage data can help set strategies and goals, but they won't write scripts or predict what content will take off, industry executives said at the Broadband TV conference in Hollywood Tuesday. Article

Wireless News

> Ericsson predicted that the market for network gear will grow 3 percent annually in the years ahead, and said the fundamentals of its business remain solid. Article

> Samsung Electronics remains confident the smartphone market will continue to grow, especially at the high end of devices with LTE Advances capabilities. Article

And finally … For CIOs supporting a mobile enterprise strategy, 2013 has been busy and full of complexity. Article