France Telecom, Publicis create VC fund; Can Tellabs regain a profitable footing?

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@FierceTelecom RT @Ciena: Anthony McLachlan, Ciena's GM & VP of sales for APAC, talks about how 2012 will be the year of the intelligent network. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> France Telecom Orange and Publicis jointly launch a €300 million ($393.5 million) VC fund. Article

> Advertising agency Bogle Hegarty conducted a controversial marketing campaign using homeless people as walking WiFi hot spots at the 2012 South by Southwest festival. Article

> Researchers debate whether a laptop connected to a WiFi network sitting on a man's lap decreases human sperm quality. Article

> Siemens' CFO Joe Kaeser wants Nokia Siemens Networks to hold talks with German labor units about its proposed job cuts. Article

And finally ... Will Tellabs' recent job cuts and refocus on its core competency put it on a path of profitability? Article

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