Verizon honored by the USO; Overcoming the big data hype cycle

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> Verizon will be named to the USO of Metropolitan Washington's Circle of Stars for the third consecutive year. Release

> Telia said that its "technology shift" project to discontinue wireline service has been carried out in areas covering 10,000 of the 50,000 telephony subscribers targeted for this transition. Article

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> Dyle plans to unveil a small $99 receiver which will allow viewers with an iPhone or iPad to watch live local broadcast TV programming without attaching antenna dongles to their mobile devices. Article

> Comcast has added a videoconferencing solution from AnyMeeting to its cloud-based Upware portal for businesses. Article

Wireless News

> BlackBerry is working on a $4.7 billion deal to go private, but being shielded from the scrutiny of public shareholders will not change how much cash the company is likely to burn through as it executes its turnaround. Article

> Analysts say that a prolonged shuttering of government operations could impact the FCC and other agencies' agendas on technology policy, especially for wireless spectrum and auctions. Article

And finally … Here are four tips to get beyond the big data hype cycle. Article

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