IBM appoints Rometty as president and CEO; CALIENT raises $19.4M in new funding

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> Virginia M. Rometty as president and chief executive officer of the company, taking over the reins from Samuel J. Palmisano, who will remain chairman of the board. Article

> Costa Rican state-owned ISP Radiografica Costarricense (RACSA) is crafting an agreement with Via Europa to build out a FTTH network in San Jose. Article

> 8x8 Chairman and CEO Bryan Martin and CFO Dan Weirich will present at the TechAmerica 2011 Classic Financial Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego on Nov. 7, 2011. Release

> CALIENT Technologies, a developer of photonic switching products, has raised a $19.4 million round of venture financing from a combination of new and existing internal investors. Release

> ADTRAN has integrated Optical Transport System (P-OTS) with Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) and Ethernet LAN (ELAN) into its Optical Networking Edge (ONE) portfolio. Release

> FiberLight ranked as the 225th fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500. Release

> North Carolina's Surry Telephone Membership Corp. is deploying Clearfield's FieldSmart platform for fiber management and protection needs in a large FTTH build. Release

And finally ... Reed Hastings plots Netflix's plan to get back into the good graces of consumers and investors. Article