Telus Ventures invests in energy-saving technology; France Telecom searches for cable partners

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> Telus Ventures invested in Vigilent, a supplier of energy-saving technology for data centers. Release

> France Telecom is searching for agreements with cable companies where it will cross-sell consumers triple- and quad-play bundles that combine TV, mobile and Web. Article

Cable News

> Verizon Wireless struck a deal with the NFL which will allow it to deliver streaming video of live football games to subscribers' smartphones. Article

> Cablevision said it will continue to offer its Optimum Online subscribers unlimited data downloads and doesn't plan to switch to a usage-based billing approach. Article

IPTV News

> Albis Technologies said despite all of the attention that connected devices are getting, the IPTV set-top business is alive and well. Article

> The Open IPTV Forum published a profile with changes applicable to the browser-based environments driving connected TVs and other devices. Article

Online Video News

> Roku received a cash infusion of $60 million from financial and strategic investors, which it will use to expand the number of access points to its streaming platform through Roku Ready TV set. Article

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