Obama broadens powers to thwart cyberattacks; AT&T, Verizon to speak at FCC's Sandy hearing

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> Samsung has introduced a $100 million seed fund to invest in startups focused on the areas of remote computing, cybersecurity, mobility and mobile privacy. Article

> Telefonica enhanced its telemedicine capabilities by purchasing a large stake in Brazil's Axismed, a chronic care management provider. Article

> President Obama, reports The New York Times citing a secret legal review on cyberweapons, has the authority to order a preemptive strike if the United States suspects a major attack from another country. Article

> A group of Canadian schools are sticking to their ban on Wi-Fi because they say the technology poses a health risk to their students. Article

> tw telecom's executives will present at three conferences in February: the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference,  Deutsche Bank Media & Telecom Conference and the Raymond James & Associates 34th Annual Institutional Investors Conference. Release

Cable News

> AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable will be on hand to testify at a hearing the FCC is holding on Tuesday to discuss how their networks dealt with the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Article

> Gannett Co. reported that retransmission-content revenue rose 38.7 percent to $29.6 million in Q4 2012 through deals it struck with Dish Network and DirecTV. Article


> Mexico's Axtel is enhancing its hybrid IPTV service with new navigation technology from A/V interactive specialist Mirada targeting subscribers in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. Article

Online Video News

> Dijit Media struck a deal to acquire GoMiso in which it will consolidate the company's social TV products into its NextGuide and Dijit Remote TV search and recommendation applications. Article

And finally SMBs need to have their own Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan in place to deal with natural and manmade disasters. Article