magicJack names Mary Kennon as VP of customer experience; Brocade sells its Ethernet and Fibre Channel business to QLogic

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> magicJack VocalTec, a cloud-based communications company, has named Mary Kennon as vice president of customer experience. Release

> Brocade is selling its Ethernet and Fibre Channel adapter business to QLogic so it can focus more of its attention on next-generation fabrics and software defined networking (SDN). Article

Cable News
> Looking to pressure Time Warner Cable management to accept its merger offer, Charter Communications said Tuesday that the nation's second largest cable MSO is losing its value as a potential acquisition target. Article

> Eight Thursday-night games distributed by NFL Network may be simulcast on ESPN, Fox, CBS or NBC as soon as next season, Reuters reported. Article

Wireless News 
> Verizon Wireless said for a limited time it will make its low-end Share Everything offering $60 per month ($40 for a smartphone, plus $20 for unlimited voice, texting and 250 MB of data). Article

> AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless made changes to their respective handset upgrade programs to let customers upgrade to new devices sooner. Article

Online Video News
> Aereo is continuing to push into new territories as the judicial system prepares to settle a lawsuit over whether the service it offers complies with copyright law. Article

And finally … Telecom trends to watch in 2014: Telecom operator consolidation will be a recurring theme throughout the year. Article

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