Comcast sued by consumer over robocalls; Venture capital companies invest $1.2B in cybersecurity startups

Wireline news from across the web: 

> A Comcast customer is suing the cable MSO claiming they were harassed with repeated automated calls. DSLReports article

> RADCOM has launched its MaveriQ Manager, completing the full virtualization of its MaveriQ solution. Release

> The uptick in data breaches drove venture capital firms to invest $1.2 billion in cybersecurity startup companies. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

> IDG Research says 44 percent of enterprises will invest in #videoconferencing & #telepresence systems within 12 months. IDG article

Cable News
> Verizon has been granted a patent for a new program guide that lets users sort shows by such factors as reviews, as opposed to just time and channel. Article

> HBO Now has finally expanded beyond the Apple device universe, with the platform launching apps for Android mobile devices and Amazon Fire tablets. Article

Installer News
> Ting is going its own way in deploying fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) as well, as the carrier is currently pursuing both lit and dark fiber for deployments. Article

Online Video News
> Subscription video on demand giant Netflix added 3.3 million new subscribers in the second quarter of 2015, a record for Q2 growth and nearly double that of the same period one year ago. Article

Wireless News
> The FCC voted 3-2 to approve new competitive bidding rules for spectrum auctions that the majority of the commissioners at the agency said would block the kind of bidding strategy that Dish Network employed during the AWS-3 spectrum auction. Article

> Intel is still on track to cut around $800 million from losses in its mobile operations this year but is delaying slightly the introduction of its newest mobile chips designed for entry-level devices. Article

And finally … Consumers have pretty much had it with #passwords, seeking new #cybersecurity options. Release


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