Paul McCartney will talk to police about phone hacking scandal; Netflix rate hikes won't drive away subscribers

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> Paul McCartney is the latest celebrity to say that he will talk to British police about how he may have been affected by the recent phone hacking controversy. Article

> Tim Dowd, former President and CEO of INPUT, has been named as Current Analysis' new President and CEO. Dowd will succeed one of Current Analysis' founders, Ray Keneipp. Release

> AT&T is offering a new multiview app for its U-verse IPTV service that allows users to follow multiple US Open tennis matches or telenovelas at once. Release

> Airtel Kenya signed a deal to offer wireline-based voice services via AccessKenya's fiber network in Nairobi and Mombasa. Article

> Three of Zayo's key management team members, including Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo Group, David Howson, President of Zayo Bandwidth, and Steve Finnerty, Vice President of zColo, will speak at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2011 in Orlando, Oct. 2-5, 2011. Release

> Eventis, a HickoryTech subsidiary, is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its SingleLink Unified Communications VoIP service set. Release

> Cypress Communications has added Cisco's Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) and expanded its C4 product suite, which will be integrated into Cypress' cloud and backbone infrastructure and delivered as an enterprise, hosted Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution called C4 UC. Release

And finally ... One writer thinks that all of the furor over Netflix's rate hike for their DVD/streaming combo won't have a major effect on the company as many subscribers will likely just switch to the streaming subscription option. Article

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