HP board could oust CEO Apotheker; TM Forum outlines how utilities, telcos can work together

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> HP's board of directors may forcing out embattled CEO Leo Apotheker after less than a year on the job and appointing former eBay CEO Meg Whitman as interim CEO. Article

> IneoQuest, a video quality and service assurance supplier, celebrates its tenth year in business. Release

> Despite the rise in global unemployment in 2010, sales of PBX and IP PBX rose worldwide 14 percent to $59 billion. Release

> BSNL awarded local transmission solutions provider Sterlite Technologies an INR 1.14 billion (USD 23.4 million) contract to construct a broadband network across the service provider's operating regions. Article

> A TM Forum report lays out how telcos and utility companies could develop a tight relationship as utilities move ahead with their respective smart grid initiatives. Article

> Eight municipalities in New York's Westchester County want Cablevision to pay them $800,000 for five years of franchise agreement payments. Article

And finally ... A new Strategy Analytics report revealed that the 400,000 so-called "deadbeat" cord cutters actually are "young, well educated and employed." Article