GENBAND reaches settlement with CTDI; Verizon gains "leader" status on Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant

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> GENBAND has reached a settlement agreement with Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI) regarding its lawsuit in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Texas. Release

> Verizon gains a "leader" status on Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant of Global Managed Security Services Providers Report. Release

> Former FCC Chief of Staff Blair Levin provides a report card of the four-year-old National Broadband Plan that he wrote. Article

> TelexFREE, a Marlborough, Mass.-based service provider, booked 10,859,669 minutes of VoIP calls. Release

Cable News
> DirecTV Chairman-CEO Michael White took home about 30 percent less money in 2013 compared to 2012, according to a company proxy statement that listed White's total compensation in 2013 as $12.5 million compared with $18 million in 2012. Article

> Comcast's recently issued "Transparency Report" indicates that the company answered 24,698 criminal requests in the first six months of 2013, the bulk of which (19,377) were subpoenas. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is cutting at least 1,400 jobs across the country, and perhaps more, as it closes call centers, trims jobs related to refurbishing phones and shuts down underperforming retail stores. Article

> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hasn't been on the job for two months yet, but he is apparently full of large ideas about how he wants the company to run under his leadership. Article

And finally… NeelieKroesEU: Over 5 million unemployed and digital native youth in #EU - but most are not using online tools to find jobs or be found by employers.