IneoQuest to debut cloud-based assurance product at IBC; Verizon releases 2013 Enterprise Cloud Report

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> GWI looks at four ways that switching to a Hosted PBX could save businesses money in 2014. Article

> IneoQuest will debut its global cloud-based video service assurance solution, which will provide visibility for multiscreen/OTT and hybrid networks, at IBC2013. Release

Cable News

> Synacor struck a deal with Arkadium Games which will allow it to offer several new casual games to cable subscribers from distributors that use its TV Everywhere portals, including Trizzle, Mahjongg Dimensions and Sparks. Article

> Both cable operators and over-the-top video rivals may be able to deliver 4K, or Ultra HD programming, to TVs following the release of a new version of the HDMI specification. Article


> The next generation of high definition television--Ultra HD or 4K--was given a shakeout run over the past weekend when Sky transmitted a Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Stoke City in the new format. Article

Online Video News

> Nuance, the voice technology platform behind Apple's Siri, is teaming with Rovi Corp. to bring voice activation and content discovery to millions of new devices such as tablets, TVs, PCs and more. Article

Wireless News

> Apple sent out invitations to the Chinese media outlets for an event in China, fueling speculation that Apple will announce a long-awaited deal with China Mobile, the world's largest operator by subscribers. Article

> Verizon Communications paid billions more than it had initially wanted to secure Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, but felt it could not pass up the opportunity to get full control of its wireless operations. Article

And finally … Verizon's 2013 Enterprise Cloud Report revealed that 60 percent of cloud applications are Internet-facing. Post