T-Systems names Paul Warrenfelt as North America director; Worldwide IT spending will reach $3.8 trillion, says Gartner

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> Malaysia's Internet traffic rose 50 percent in 2013, according to a Malaysian Internet Exchange report. Article

> New FCC program enables blind consumers to access the Internet with access to Braille readers and other tools. Article

> T-Systems names Paul Warrenfelt as the new managing director of T-Systems in North America, where he will assume responsibility for leading the business in its next phase of development. Release

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> Charter Communications is hoping to use the ballot box to reverse a Montana Supreme Court decision that reclassified its cable properties in the state and presaged a 300 percent tax increase. Article

> Cloud-based technology provider Octoshape is partnering with live-streaming services provider iStreamPlanet to create a multi-faceted over-the-top/IPTV video distribution model that they will offer to content owners, broadcasters and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers. Article

Online Video News
> WWE's online network has been going gangbusters since launching in March, signing up 667,287 subscribers to its $9.99 per month service. Article

Wireless News
> Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi wants to expand internationally, especially in Asian markets like Singapore with large Chinese populations. Article

> Apple argued in court that it is due $2.19 billion in damages related to patent-infringement by Samsung Electronics in the smartphone titans' latest patent trial. Article

And finally… Worldwide IT spending will reach $3.8 trillion, according to a new Gartner report. Article