UC changes telecommuting mindset; Samsung, LG work on speech-enabled TV remote

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> Plusnet, a Sheffield, England-based broadband service provider, will move into the center of Sheffield next year. Release

> Cincinnati Bell President and CEO Jack Cassidy will speak at the Gabelli & Company - Best Ideas Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 1:30 p.m. E.T. Release

> Unified communications (UC) technologies like videoconferencing and online collaboration are enabling companies to rethink their stance on letting more employees telecommute. Article

> Ericsson has won a deal to supply its GPON Fiber to the Home (FTTH) gear for New Zealand's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network initiative. Article

And finally ... Could the traditional TV remote days be numbered? Well, a number of TV manufacturers, including Samsung and LG, are developing new remote control products that use the human voice to change channels and interact with other products. Article