tw telecom, NORAD to track Santa on Christmas Eve; Chinese technology smuggler sentenced to 3 years

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@FierceTelecom RT @Level 3: One in five individuals in the EU have never used the Internet. Release | Follow @FierceTelecom

> tw telecom is partnering with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to help track Santa Claus as he travels across the globe to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. Article (sub req.)

> A Chinese technology smuggler was sentenced to three years in a U.S. prison. Article

Cable News

> New Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said Wednesday that he expects the online video provider will generate $1 billion in revenue for 2013, up from $695 million in 2012. Article

> Amazon said it plans to produce pilot episodes for new original series in 4K TV format. Article

Online Video News

> Alki David, the founder of FilmOn X said he hopes the Supreme Court settles the issue of whether services like his and Aereo's are legal. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint MVNO Ting is launching devices with support for Sprint's tri-mode LTE service, dubbed "Spark," which Sprint itself is just getting off the ground. Article

> MVNO Red Pocket Mobile said it is launching a nationwide "4G" mobile Internet offering for data-only devices via a new agreement with T-Mobile US. Article

And finally … Computerworld lists the worst IT project disasters of 2013. Article

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