IBM introduces BigData software to combat business fraud; Vodafone Spain debuts $68 a month FTTH service

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> How Software Defined Networking is being used to address real business problems. Article

> IBM has introduced BigData software to combat big business fraud. Article

> Vodafone Spain has introduced its new fiber to the home (FTTH) service with prices beginning at $68 a month. Article (sub req.)

Cable News
> Contending that a merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable "would give too much power over broadcast and cable networks," the Writers Guild of America has asked the FCC to block any such action. Article

> A March 31 deadline is quickly approaching for the 890 members of the National Cable Television Cooperative to sign a new retransmission deal with Viacom or lose access to a bevy of channels such as MTV, BET and Comedy Central. Article

Wireless News
> As the FCC works to finalize rules for next year's incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, the lobbyists who work for the Tier 1 wireless carriers are seeing a booming industry. Article

> Apple is considering creating an iTunes app for smartphones running Google's Android software, according to a Billboard report. Article

And finally… Over half of U.S. households use a streaming service. Article

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