Telstra's CIO Patrick Eltridge to step down; Apple to donate $100M to the ConnectED program

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> Apple will donate $100 million in grants to U.S. schools as part of the Obama administration's "ConnectED" program, a program focused on bringing broadband Internet to schools. Article

> Telstra's CIO Patrick Eltridge is leaving the company to explore international opportunities. Article

> The District of Columbia has selected Hamilton Relay as their new provider of Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CTRS). Release

> Finland's Supreme Court has upheld the regulation of local loop network access, but rejected a price cap on service providers that offer wholesale access. Article

Cable News
> A West Virginia federal court has ordered Dish Network to pay $22,500 to a Charleston man who accused the satellite operator of calling him 31 times to collect a debt for services he never had. Article

> Eight years after they split into two separately traded media and entertainment conglomerates, an investment analyst is calling for CBS Corp. and Viacom to reunite their forces. Article

Online Video News
> The FCC said it will look at updating rules that regulate cable systems, a move that could allow over-the-top providers to more easily deliver broadcast television over the Internet, rather than over the air or through closed cable systems. Article

Wireless News
> WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said the over-the-top messaging app intends to launch voice calling services in the first quarter of 2015. Article

> Apple decided to put its Apple SIM card inside its new iPads because it didn't know which wireless carriers its customers would choose and because the company wanted to give its customers more choice, according to an Apple executive. Article

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