Information security incidents soared to 42.8M in 2014; Spoken Communications, Avaya develop hybrid cloud contact center service

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> Allstream study reveals that information security incidents soared to a total of 42.8 million in 2014. Post

> Hungarian telco Externet intends to launch cable Internet services in 100 locations across the country. Article

> Spoken Communications, a cloud infrastructure provider specializing in contact center virtualization, announced an agreement with Avaya to offer a hybrid cloud Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solution for enterprise contact centers. Release

Cable News
> A "shadowy" group inundated the FCC with letters opposing net neutrality during the commission's second-round commenting period in September, accounting for more than half of the anti-net neutrality comments overall, the Sunlight Foundation reports. Article

> Time Warner Cable and Boingo Wireless announced the expansion of the roaming agreement they originally touted in June, looping hundreds of Passpoint-secured roaming locations into the fold. Article

Online Video News
> Multiscreen service provider Synacor is adding a new dimension to its portfolio, announcing that it will launch syndicated content targeted at desktop and mobile online video viewers. Article

Wireless News
> BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he thinks the company's device business is important--but he said he's spending much of his time looking beyond smartphones to the wider Internet of Things (IoT) market. Article

> Sprint will not renew its sponsorship of Nascar when its current contract with the auto-racing series ends in 2016, the carrier said. Article

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