Silverman moves from Skype to Greylock Partners; Allied Fiber's Newby talks dark fiber

> Josh Silverman has moved from Skype to executive-in-residence at venture firm Greylock Partners, the New York Times reports. Formerly CEO of the VoIP provider, he was replaced by former Cisco executive Tony Bates ahead of Skype's initial public offering. Story.

> Three years of negotiation have resulted in the latest draft of the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), says TelecomPaper, which sets up requirements for cooperation between several countries on combating both counterfeiting of physical goods and online copyright infringement. Story.

> Infrastructure is slowly advancing in Africa as Zambia Telecommunications Company (Zamtel) and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for construction of a fiber optic cable, reports Telegeography. The cable would run through Kazungula. Cost of the joint project is projected at $290,000. Story.

> Don't want to buy a new TV set just to watch Google TV? Logitech (Nasdaq: LOGI) has unveiled the Revue, a Google TV-enabled set-top box. It's slated to go on sale later this month. Story.

> Singapore Telecommunications (SES: Z78.SI) and StarHub (SES: E1:CC3.SI) saw a 0.76 percent rise on the Singapore exchange this morning, according to Reuters, performing ahead of other stocks that remained flat as investors waited on today's U.S. jobs report. Story.

> ADVA Optical Networking (XETRA: ADV.DE) has scheduled a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2010 results on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 3:00 p.m. CEST (9:00 a.m. EDT). Details.

> Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Disney (NYSE: DIS), and ESPN Media Networks are playing well together compared to other companies in retransmission talks. They've signed an "advanced media carriage" deal, Multichannel News reports, in which FiOS becomes the third affiliate for ESPN's college football highlights channel. ESPN 3D is a part of the carriage pact as well. Story.

And finally... dark fiber gets its due over at VON|xchange, where Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber discusses the company's carrier-neutral fiber buildout and the rise of "container" sized data centers, among other things. Story.

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