Comcast brings Xfinity Home service to Michigan; Skype investigates tool to trace user IP addresses

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> Comcast is bringing its Xfinity Home service, which enables customers to remotely monitor home and control thermostats and lights, to the Michigan market. Release

> Cisco wrapped up its acquisition of ClearAccess, a Vancouver, Wash.-based company that provides TR-069 standards-based software to service providers to provision and manage of residential and mobile devices. Release

> Microsoft has introduced HomeOS, an operating system that enables a consumer's home devices to work together. Article

> Qatar Telecom and Qatar National Broadband Network signed an agreement to use each other's network facilities (ducts) to deliver broadband services to residents, businesses and government agencies. Article

> AT&T takes a leadership position on Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Service Providers 2012 Report." Release

And finally ... Skype is looking into a new tool that has the ability to reveal a person's last known IP address, something that's raising potential privacy concerns. Article

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