Cogent to report Q4 2013 results on Feb. 20; Smaller law firms start to embrace the cloud

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> President Obama again addressed the idea that the FCC would help bring 100 Mbps broadband to 99 percent of schools in the next four years during the State of the Union address but does not offer many details on how to achieve that goal. Article

> Cogent Communications will host a conference call with financial analysts at 8:30 a.m. (EST) on Feb. 20, 2014, to discuss Cogent's operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013. Release

> Rene Schuster is stepping down at the end of this month as CEO of Telefonica Deutschland, but the company did not give a reason for his departure. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News
> TiVo just dropped $135 million to purchase cloud-based content discovery and recommendation engine Digitalsmiths, which currently has deals with seven pay-TV providers in the U.S., including Time Warner Cable and Zeebox. Article

> Dan Moloney, the former president of Motorola Mobility, has joined the board of directors of Lantiq, a supplier of broadband chips and home networking gear. Article

Online Video News
> With the season two premiere of "Hannibal" weeks away on NBC, Amazon Prime customers are now able to stream the entire first season online. Article

> According to a report in Ars Technica, streaming video from the and Fox Sports will be blocked inside the stadium during the big game. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is working with network vendor BroadSoft to enable next-generation IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology as well as Voice over LTE. However, Sprint has not given a firm timeline for when it will launch VoLTE service. Article

> The auction of the 1900 MHz PCS H Block is one week old but it's already becoming apparent to analysts that Dish Network is set to capture the spectrum in short order, an outcome that many saw as inevitable. Article

And finally… Small law firms and independent attorneys are more willing than ever to embrace the cloud, says survey. Article