Verizon launches Redbox Instant service; IT execs offer tips to avoid BYOD disasters

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> Verizon launched its Redbox Instant service, but the company has no immediate plans to create original content. Article

> The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) will speak on SDN and beyond 100G at the OFC/NFOEC show in Anaheim, Calif., March 19-21. Release

Cable News

> Comcast's new Xfinity Watchathon Week lineup will include multiplatform content from HBO, Showtime and the Big Four broadcast networks in addition to a number of other cable channels. Article

> Outdoor Channel officially signed a deal to merge with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment for $227 million. Article


> Massive Interactive is offering its VOD, OTT and IPTV software and services businesses to North America in an effort tap into the multiscreen viewing trend. Article

Online Video News

> Netflix will award $100,000 in 10 prizes for developers who can present ideas to improve the utility of cloud services offered over the Internet. Article

And finally… IT executives offer tips on how to avoid BYOD disasters. Article