IDC makes 10 cloud service predictions; Verizon to invest $13M in nonprofit partnerships

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> Telmex Colombia must pay a $5.93 million for breaching regulations regarding minimum contract periods for pay-TV services. Article

> Verizon will invest almost $13 million in nonprofit partnerships through grants and in-kind technology solutions to improve patient self-management, access and quality for children, women and senior citizens. Release

> AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, who met with President Barack Obama this week, said spending cuts and tax hikes will help solve the so-called fiscal cliff. Article

> Ideal Life selects Orange Business Services for M2M communications to support its remote health management applications in Europe and Latin America. Release

> EANTC used a Spirent solution for the multi-vendor testing event at the 2012 Carrier Ethernet World Congress. Release

Cable News
> Synacor established an agreement with Zynga that will allow its customers such as Cable One and Charter Communications to add Words With Friends, FarmVille2 and other games to their TV Everywhere online video portals. Article

> Entropic, a developer of MoCA-based home networking solutions for the cable and satellite providers, plans to lay off 40 employees. Article

> Verizon may be tight-lipped about the details of the service, but reports indicate that its Redbox Instant video rental service could be introduced before the end of the year. Article

Online Video News
> Alexander Ljung, CEO of SoundCloud, a company that is developing solutions to improve the audio quality of online video, claims that "sound will be bigger than video online." Article

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