Cybercrime costs the global economy $445B a year; MiCTA names Arrow Electronics as national vendor for computing solutions

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> Cybercrime costs the global economy $445 billion a year, according to a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Article

> MiCTA, a national, nonprofit group purchasing organization, has named Arrow Electronics as an approved national vendor for computing solutions. Release

> Birch Communications have been certified as a "Center of Excellence" by BenchmarkPortal for 2014. Release

Cable News
> Could archrivals Fox News and CNN become corporate siblings? That's the possibility put forth by media analyst Tony Wible of Janney Capital Markets. Article

> AT&T's legislative affairs chief took to the corporate blogosphere Friday, attempting to establish some new (or old?) linguistic ground rules for an ongoing net neutrality debate that he said is beginning to feel a little bit like the Bill Murray comedy classic Groundhog Day. Article

Online Video News
> The ease and perceived cost savings of accessing movies through Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Redbox Instant and other SVOD or TVOD (subscription- or transactional-video-on-demand) services is now making an impact, and could pass box office revenues by 2018. Article

Wireless News
> A top executive from JDSU-owned network vendor Arieso is leaving the company, the company confirmed. Shirin Dehghan, Arieso's founder and general manager, is stepping down in August. Article

> T-Mobile US unveiled a new website dedicated to customers who want special variants and editions of smartphones, called "The Underground," and plans to offer two to three phones at a time through the site. Article

And finally … "We're in the very early days of NFV. There's going to be a long process," Shin Umeda with @DellOroGroup.

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