eircom is considering an IPO to improve its financial status; Enterprises continue to favor a hybrid cloud strategy

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@FierceTelecom RT @SimonPorter: As cloud changes channel stakes, companies must adjust. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> eircom said it is looking at conducting a listing on a public market in an effort to bolster its financial status. Article (sub. req.)

> Over 500 AT&T Georgia employees will receive the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for their time spent volunteering in 2013. Release

> Telecom Italia has struck a deal with Sky that will allow it to offer its satellite content via its broadband TV service. Article

Cable News 
> Consumer-interest groups Common Cause, Consumers Union, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Free Press and Working Families have gathered 400,000 signatures on a petition opposing Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. Article

> CNN, in an effort to stay relevant in a minute-by-minute news space that it probably created, has introduced a live news service, CNNx, that it said will let viewers choose stories and other content in real time. Article

Wireless News 
> During a recent presentation at the Electronic Transaction Association's trade show in Las Vegas, Google Wallet chief Ariel Bardin conceded that customers have been slow to embrace the company's mobile payments service. Article

> Samsung launched its flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5, in 125 countries in Europe, Middle East, North America, Latin America and most of Asia. Article

And finally… Seventy-four percent of those surveyed in a 2014 State of the Cloud Report have a hybrid cloud strategy. Article