MegaPath video series stresses business costs; Google's Schmidt supports Obama's jobs bill

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> XO Communications ranked 46th on this year's InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Release

> MegaPath debuted a Solutions Video Series that provides advice to businesses that want to maximize their connectivity investments. Release

> Netflix has renamed its DVD rentals business Qwikster, the latest move by the video provider to separate its mail-based DVD and online streaming service business. Article

> Swisscom has decided to hold off on establishing fiber network agreements with local Swiss utilities and plans to renegotiate existing fiber agreements. Article

> MultiPhy has targeted the 100G metro transport segment with its new MP1100Q, a 100 Gbps DEMUX receiver chip. Release

> Irish competitive telco Magnet Networks has upgraded the speed of its entry level fiber-based broadband downstream service from 5 Mbps to 30 Mbps, while increasing minimum upload speeds to 5 Mbps from 1 Mbps. Article

> Eric Schmidt, Google chairman, says U.S. lawmakers should support President Obama's jobs bill. Article

And finally ... PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will launch a porn site in name of animal rights. Article

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