Cox sues AT&T over patent infringement; TalkTalk to pass 10M homes with FTTH

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> Cox Communications has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against AT&T claiming the latter's U-Verse service is wrongfully using Cox's technology. Article

> Over 1,000 technology firms join IBM's threat intelligence platform. Article

> British competitive provider TalkTalk plans to pass 10 million premises with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). Article

Cable News
> Talking openly about a prospective merger with Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge told New York media investors Wednesday that such a deal would be "opportunity driven" and not propelled by the desire to achieve scale for programming negotiations. Article

> Hulu has continued its aggressive rollout of major distribution deals, with AT&T announcing a pact to include the SVOD service's programming on its mobile apps and websites. Article

Online Video News
> DVR manufacturer TiVo will integrate Plex, a cloud-based personal media management and streaming system, into its service offerings beginning June 8, according to Plex's Scott Olechowski, co-founder and chief product officer. Article

Wireless News
> A high-level AT&T executive said that the company is seeing momentum around its Cricket prepaid brand, which it took control of from Leap Communications in a $1.2 billion deal that closed in March 2014. Article

> Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is embarking on its long-awaited international expansion by partnering with the operator Three in the UK. FreedomPop is also still evaluating a possible acquisition. Article

And finally… IKEA thinks your kitchen will include #drones in 2025. Article