Current Analysis looks at real-world SDN benefits; Funny technology ads from the 1980s

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@FierceTelecom [email protected]CenturyLinkEnt: The 'Internet of Things' pits George Jetson vs. George Orwell. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Current Analysis examines the real-world benefits of Transport Software-Defined Networking in Part 2 of its report series. Post (sub. req.)

> Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has signed a global IP transit service agreement with TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) to extend its global reach throughout North America, Asia and Europe. Article

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> Samsung has acquired Boxee in a $30 million deal that could allow it to offer viewers cloud-based DVR storage. Article

> Entropic, the semiconductor company that supplies Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-based home networking technology to Comcast and DirecTV, is cutting 10 percent of its workforce. Article


> Dune HD is integrating Hibox Systems' IPTV platform into its connected devices to create what the two companies called a "powerful" platform for IPTV providers to deliver streaming content to consumer TVs in residential and hospitality settings. Article

Online Video News

> Hulu's auction may face some hurdles  because bidders are said to be unhappy with "onerous" demands placed on the potential transaction by its owners News Corp. and Walt Disney Co. Article

And finally … Technology has come a long way! Here are 15 hilarious tech ads from the 1980s. Article