Larissa Herda joins Obama's NSTAC advisory group; White House officials' Gmail accounts were compromised

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> Larissa Herda, tw telecom's CEO and chairwoman, is the latest telecom executive to take a seat on President Barack Obama's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). Release

> Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt believes they have the power to sign up more broadband-only subscribers as consumers cut the traditional cable cord in favor of over-the-top video services like Netflix. Article

> The Dutch wireline VoIP market is on the rise. A Telecompaper report finds that Q1 saw a 2.7 percent growth of VoIP subscriptions offsetting a 5.8 percent decline in PSTN/ISDN connections and a 1 percent decrease in wholesale line rentals. Article

> A number of White House officials fell victim to China-based hackers who broke into Google's Gmail accounts. Article

> UK-based Timico acquired Powernet to complement its internal growth plans and enhance its connectivity and hosting service reach. Release

And finally ... Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood star who jointly invented an early version of the frequency hopping used in today's WiFi networks, is paid tribute in this article. Article