TDS Telecom appointed to serve on the ACA board; Lumos names two new members to its board

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> At the combined American Cable Association (ACA) and National Cable Television Cooperative annual meeting and convention, held earlier in the week in Kansas City, Mo., TDS Telecom was appointed to serve on the ACA board of directors. Release

> Cloud business phone systems provider RingCentral was selected by BT Business for its new generation of cloud business phone systems in the UK. Article (sub. req.)

> Lumos Networks announced that the company's board of directors appointed Brian C. Rosenberg and Michael T. Sicoli to serve on the board. Release

Cable News
> Cablevision has named longtime cable industry executive Steve Simmons to its board of directors, expanding the panel to 18 members. Article

> Crispin Odey, who manages the hedge fund that's the second biggest investor in Sky Deutschland and who is also the former son-in-law of Fox chief Rupert Murdoch, has rejected a deal that would create the biggest pay-TV operator in Europe. Article

Online Video News
> After two years searching for a new leader, pioneering online video platform RealNetworks announced that Rob Glaser, who founded the company in 1994, left in 2010 and returned as interim CEO in 2012, will continue onward as permanent CEO. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said the carrier is testing a variety of new pricing options, including plans that could spur more customers to pay for devices through equipment installment plans. Article

> Several Chinese smartphone vendors grew market share in the second quarter at the expense of Samsung Electronics and Apple, which continue to lead the market, according to a report from research firm IDC. Article

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