Dell gets new buyout proposals; AT&T renews IP services contract with Shell

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> Dell says that the two buyout proposals from Blackstone Group LP and Carl Icahn are better than the $24.4 billion offer it got from founder Michael Dell and private equity fund Silver Lake Partners. Article

> AT&T will renew its contract with Shell to provide IP and managed mobility solutions. Release

> The San Francisco 49ers have made Wi-Fi a major piece of its new stadium that will be completed next year. Article

Cable News

> Cox and Time Warner Cable opened retail stores this past week in Tucson, Ariz. and Colonie, N.Y. Article

> Comcast will unveil the next generation of its X1 cloud-based programming interface, aptly called X2, at The Cable Show in June. Article


> AT&T has been ordered by a U.S. District Court in San Diego to pay Two-Way Media LLC $27.5 million for violating two of Two-Way Media's patents covering online audio and video streaming. Article

Online Video News

> A Parks Associates study suggests MVPDs that are worried about losing customers to OTT video offerings should include that content as part of their pay TV packages. Article

And finally … Is fixed broadband access more important than mobility? Article