Vonage completes Vocalocity acquisition; Amsterdam to reduce data center energy usage

Wireline news from across the web:

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> Vonage Holdings Corp. has completed the acquisition of Vocalocity, Inc., a SaaS-based communications provider to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Release

> Amsterdam launched an initiative to reduce the energy use of data centers in the city. Article (sub. req.)

Cable News

> CNBC launched a new app for Apple's iPad and iPhone that will offer a live feed from its cable network to subscribers of several major distributors, including Comcast, Dish Network, Cablevision, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV and Charter Communications. Article

> EchoStar's Sling Media subsidiary said it launched a channel on Roku's over-the-top video platform that allows pay TV subscribers to watch live programming and DVR content, and that it will introduce an app for Microsoft Windows 8.1 devices in December. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint today announced an impressive sales offer through Best Buy that essentially gives students free wireless service, including unlimited talk, text and 1 GB of data, for a year. Article

> AT&T Mobility and Sprint are instigating an iPhone price war ahead of the holiday shopping season. Article

And finally … Why wireless is the new copper… but not the new fiber. Article


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