Microsoft joins the Internet of Everything open-source project AllSeen Alliance; penetrates German region via partnership with T-Systems

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> Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, an Internet of Everything open-source project, as a Premier Member. Article (sub. req.)

> announced that Deutsche Telekom's customer unit T-Systems has been named the provider for its German data center and the company's strategic partner throughout the DACH region. Release

Cable News
> Highlighting what is fast becoming a vital growth sector for content providers, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes paid special homage to video-on-demand at a New York speaking engagement. Article

> Video technology company Envivio said that its 4K compression platform will be used by South American pay TV provider Globostat to broadcast the final rounds of the World Cup in Ultra HD/4K resolution. Article

Online Video News
> Smart TV maker Samsung has halted sales and rentals on its Video and Media Hub and will discontinue the movie and TV show service on Aug. 1, a final step in its ongoing move to shut down electronic services including music and e-book sales. Article

Wireless News
> Nokia Networks said it will buy SAC Wireless, a wireless network equipment installation specialist. The companies did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Article

> LightSquared, the bankrupt wireless firm that had been controlled by hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners, tentatively agreed to a new $3.05 billion restructuring plan that would give 74 percent ownership to JPMorgan Chase, Fortress Investment Group and Cerberus Capital Management. Article

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