NSA scandal could cost up to $180 billion by 2016; Infinera to release Q1 2014 results on April 23

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@FierceTelecom RT @ thinkbroadband: MT @edvaizey said in a Parliament broadband meeting, BDUK superfast passed 400,000 homes improved on Dec 2013 figures. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> NSA scandal could cost up to $180 billion by 2016 with a key focus on cloud computing. Article

> Green Cloud Technologies, a Greenville, S.C.-based Cloud technology solutions provider, has announced a new delayed billing option for large virtual machine purchases. Release

> Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has launched what it says is the country's first fiber to the (FTTH) broadband service, offering 100 Mbps access to a mix of "residential, business, public sector, carriers and internet service providers (ISPs)." Article

> Infinera will release its first-quarter 2014 financial results after the close of market on the NASDAQ stock exchange on Wednesday, April 23. Release

Cable News
> Dish Network and Hearst Television are in the final hours of a retransmission battle that could black out 29 local Hearst TV stations in as many markets. Article

> Imagine Communications has acquired IP- and file-based media processing solutions provider Digital Rapids. Article

Wireless News
> Microsoft is planning a new version of its Windows operating system for the connected car market, though it does not yet have a product that is ready to ship in vehicles. Article

> U.S. Cellular is introducing new no-contract plans, installment financing for devices and, for a limited time, will pay certain customers up to $350 if they switch to the carrier. Article

And finally… Soda machines and online menus have become the latest targets for computer hackers. Article