Report: Businesses will be forced to adopt cloud-based security to deal with threats; Skype debuts landline calling for Office365

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> babyTEL, a leading VoIP/FoIP provider, has joined the AT&T Partner Exchange reseller program and is now authorized to resell AT&T mobility services. Release

> A new Gartner Businesses study said businesses will increasingly be forced to adopt cloud-based security services to take care of the basics so they can concentrate on more complex threats. Article

> House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden has released a draft of legislation reauthorizing the FCC that would include capping the Universal Service Fund. Article

> Skype for business brings landline calling for #Office365. Article

Cable News
> Canoe, the cable-industry joint venture specializing in dynamic ad insertion (DAI) into video-on-demand, says its reach has expanded into 130 demographic marketing areas (DMAs) across the U.S., and 48 of the top 50 DMAs. Article

> For months, there's been a popular notion held among media analysts that the proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV is enjoying a smooth regulatory review process largely because all of the focus is on the prospective Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile US launched new plans aimed at business customers with a simplified rate structure that the company says will let it take away business from Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility. Article

> As smartphone vendor HTC gears up to launch its new One M9 flagship Android smartphone, the company said it will offer a phone-replacement service to U.S. Article

And finally… @evankirstel: Dark web spurs spying 'arms race.' Article

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