Dell expands switch portfolio; MTS India, Tata Teleservices reduce call rates to Nepal

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> Dell expands switch portfolio with a focus on open networking. Article

> Florida's lawmakers shot down a bid to expand funding for telemedicine services for the second year in a row. Article

> MTS India and Tata Teleservices are both reducing rates for calls made to Nepal in the wake of earthquake. Article

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> ESPN is suing Verizon over the pay-TV company's new network bundling product, "Custom HD." Article

> Comcast was lucky to get out of an antiquated deal that was proposed before landmark events such as the launches of Sling TV and HBO Now fundamentally changed the pay-TV game, analyst says. Article

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> Qualcomm is seeking to mend fences in China, the world's largest smartphone market, by launching a new unit aimed at helping Chinese smartphone makers sell overseas. Article

> Apple reported iPhones sales of 61.2 million in its most recent quarter, well above the 58 million iPhones that analysts had been expecting on average. The company also posted increases in its revenues and profits. Article

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