Verizon declares quarterly dividend; Pinterest helps SMBs create brand awareness

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> Verizon Communications' board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 50 cents per outstanding share. Release

> Optus CEO Paul O'Sullivan inherits a second role as the director of SingTel's Consumer Group. Article

> Social networking site Pinterest is helping SMBs raise their brand awareness. Article

> Kotura will demonstrate its low-power 100G optical engine to support the interconnect fabric for next generation data centers and high performance computers (HPC) during this week's OFC/NFOEC 2012 trade show. Release

> NEC has selected ClariPhy's LightSpeed coherent SoC for integration into NEC's optical transceiver modules. Release

> Orange Business Services renewed a five-year telecom contract with Solidere, the Lebanese company for the development and reconstruction of the Beirut Central District. Release

And finally ... NASA reports that its network was compromised 13 times by hackers in 2011. Article