IBM gets clearance to sell server business to Lenovo; AT&T Business Solutions' Bilderback to speak at upcoming Boston University cybersecurity event

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> IBM has received the clearance of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) for the $2.3 billion sale of its x86-based server business to Lenovo. Article (sub req.)

> The Post and Telecom Administration, Iceland's telecom regulator, has launched a public consultation on the proposed technical architecture of local fiber-based networks. Article

> AT&T Business Solutions (ABS) announced that AT&T Cybersecurity Services Director Kim Bilderback will speak Aug. 21 at Boston University. Release

Cable News
> Comcast wants to keep everything out of the shadows, so it's pulling its reported $110,000 support for a function honoring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn while she and the agency are in the process of reviewing Comcast's $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. Article

> Broadcast and media player Grupo Televisa created some new waves in the Mexican telecommunications market by acquiring cable TV operator Cablecom at the same time the government is trying to encourage more outside investment. Article

Wireless News
> Researchers from Stanford University and Israel's defense-research group Rafael will present a way to eavesdrop on conversations using its gyroscopes, not its microphones, during this week's Usenix security conference. Article

> Samsung Electronics has confirmed that it has purchased home-automation platform SmartThings (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner), which Samsung said will enable the startup to expand its platform and work with more partners and devices. Article

And finally … Palo Alto Networks discovered three critical Internet Explorer vulnerabilities last week. Article

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