Vonage's Masarek to speak at Cowen conference; Canadian IPTV providers generated $7.2B in revenues in 2014

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> Vonage's CEO Alan Masarek is scheduled to present at the Cowen and Company Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Thursday, May 28, at 4:15 p.m. ET. Release

> Canadian TV providers generated revenues of $7.2 billion in the year to August 2014, up 1.5 percent from the previous year, according to the latest figures from regulator CRTC. Article

> A popular site for dating and causal sexual relationships allegedly has been hacked, according to a report by a U.K. television station. Article (sub. req.)

> New Zealand will extend the country's Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL), which collects payments from domestic telcos in order to help fund rural telecom network infrastructure projects. Article

Cable News
> Charter Communications has officially announced a deal to purchase Time Warner Cable, agreeing to acquire the No. 2 cable operator for $56.7 billion in cash and stock. Article

> DirecTV has become the latest pay-TV operator to launch a dedicated kids programming app featuring only shows signed off on by Common Sense Media. Article

Wireless News
> Google is creating an operating system for the Internet of Things and likely will unveil it next week at its I/O developer conference, according to multiple reports. Article

> AT&T is on the hunt for more 700 MHz spectrum to fill coverage gaps in its footprint, a reminder that even though the carrier claims to have largely finished its LTE buildout it still plans to purchase additional spectrum to add coverage and capacity to its network. Article

And finally… @ATTSmallBiz: "The more information you ask for, the less likely you are to get completions."