Verizon software tells CSRs what customers are watching; Comcast Business tags entrepreneur program winners

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>Verizon FiOS CSRs are getting insight into customer TV viewing and Internet data consumption thanks to software developed to track viewer habits. Article

>Comcast Business named six U.S. businesses--three entrepreneurs and three startups as grand prize winners in its "Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs" program. Article

>Ikanos introduced a software platform designed to help telecom carriers and CE manufactures deploy smart home devices and home automation applications. Release

>The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by retirees who claimed they and other Verizon employees were involuntarily switched from Verizon's pension fund to a spinoff company. Article

>Andorra Telecom has deployed NetCracker's end-to-end technology as part of a BSS/OSS transformation. Release

>Bosnia's BH Telecom is introducing private cloud service so its customers can use virtual machines created on the operator's infrastructure. Article

Cable News

>Just one day after Consumer Reports found declining consumer satisfaction among American consumers using pay-TV services, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released a report nearly mirroring the unhappy findings. Article

Wireless News

>Apple stores are going to change how they sell iPhones to AT&T Mobility customers, according to a 9to5 Mac report. According to the report, which cited unnamed sources, AT&T customers will only be able to buy iPhones through Apple's online and physical stores using AT&T's Next equipment installment plan option. Article

And finally … Estonian fixed operator Eesti Telekom will modify telephone call rates so that a single rate will be applied for on-net calls and for calls to other Estonian fixed networks. Article

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