TIM Brasil denies potential deal with Grupo Oi SA and Global Village Telecom; Verizon to report Q2 2014 earnings on July 22

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> TIM Brasil denied on Friday that it is holding negotiations with competitors Grupo Oi SA and Global Village Telecom (GVT) to conduct a possible merger or a takeover bid, reports ReutersArticle (sub. req.)

> Verizon Communications will report second-quarter 2014 earnings on Tuesday, July 22, and will present results on a webcast beginning at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time. Release

> KPN has named the former Dutch finance minister Jan-Kees de Jager as its new CFO and member of the management board. Article

> China is now home to 632 million Internet users, according to the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC). Article

Cable News
> After nearly six weeks of back-and-forth, a confusing corporate blog dispute relating to Netflix streaming performance over the Verizon network has finally, at least, assumed some level of clarity. Article

> Less than three months after touting an ambitious original programming slate at its April 29 Newfront presentation, Xbox Entertainment Studios has been shuttered by Microsoft. Article

Wireless News
> An antitrust lawsuit that Google is seeking to have dismissed could provide ammunition to its competitors as they try to make arguments to European antitrust regulators, especially if the case reveals damaging secrets. Article

> A new wireless-hardware startup, GoTenna, has a novel approach to a worrying problem: What if you're stranded deep in the woods on a hike and get hurt and do not have a satellite phone or any cell service? Article

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