Verizon asked to resolve issues with Obama's health care site; Second-tier data center market emerges as M&A sweet spot

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> Verizon has been tapped to resolve issues with the Obama administration's website, which has suffered a number of glitches, reports USAToday. Article

> NetCracker Technology will demonstrate its solutions at Futurecom in a presentation entitled "BSS/OSS Foundation for Digital Services: Getting Ready for the Real-Time World." Release

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> SMK Electronics will demonstrate new voice-enabled remote controls at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta this week that are based on the WiFi Direct standard. Article

> CableLabs and the Society of Cable Telecommunications have agreed integrate and align their work on standards and training programs. Article

Wireless News

> Nokia sold at least 8 million Lumia Windows Phone smartphones in the third quarter, up from 7.4 million in the second quarter and far more than the 2.9 million it sold in the year-ago period, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Article

> U S. Cellular and Sprint prepaid brand Boost Mobile confirmed they will begin selling Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c models on Nov. 8, becoming the last major U.S. carriers to do so. Article

And finally … Smaller data centers and second-tier markets emerge as a sweet spot for mergers & acquisitions. Article