Salesforce sees value in the Internet of Things; HD voice drives customer satisfaction

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> Comcast Business is supplying Utz Quality Foods, Inc. with its business Ethernet and business trunks to connect multiple office locations and distribution centers throughout the Eastern United States. Release

> Salesforce says that the Internet of Things is the "third wave of computing." Article

> Polycom reported Q1 revenues of $339 million, down 2 percent year-over-year compared to $346 million for the first quarter of 2012. Release

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> Time Warner Cable recruited Cox Communications veteran Phil Meeks to run its business services division. Article

> Sony Pictures Television plans to use digital multicast channels on Univision TV stations to distribute getTV, a new classic movie channel set to go live this fall. Article


> Guy Bisson, research director for television at IHS, says that pay TV providers should invest in content delivery networks if they want to hold off Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Article

> NTT Plala is working with STMicroelectronics' to develop a system on a chip (SoC) technology to serve as the foundation for a new generation of hybrid broadcast/Internet set-top boxes that will allow users to tap into Android-based apps. Article

Online Video News

> New York Times is making all of the video content and apps on its website free to all visitors. Article

And finally … High definition voice will play a critical role in driving customer satisfaction, reducing customer churn, says Tata Communications. Release