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Troubling regulations proposed by the FCC could harm rural America: http://ow.ly/5GYYu

30% of tablet use happens in front of TV, says Scott Maddux with Nielsen.

The battle is already over: the second screen is here w/TV and not going away; key is how you engage.

Birch Communications, IP-based telecommunications and managed services provider, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the U.S. CLEC assets of Cordia Communications Corp., My Tel Co Inc., and Northstar Telecom Inc. Read more.

Dell announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Force10 Networks, high-performance datacenter networking. Dell has taken significant steps over the past three years to expand its enterprise portfolio to offer customers a complete range of datacenter products and solutions. Read more.

Acacia subsidiary acquires rights to patents for 3G And 4G wireless technology from major technology company. The company from which the patents were acquired have not been release. Read more.

Logitech International announced the acquisition of Mirial, a Milan-based provider of personal and mobile video conferencing solutions. Mirial will be integrated into Logitech’s LifeSize division. Read more.

Kingdom Holding Company and Bahrain Telecommunications Company BSC announced that they entered into a non-binding term sheet with Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia (“Zain KSA”) for the acquisition by the Consortium of all the shares held by Mobile Telecommunications Company KSC in Zain KSA. Read more.

Tango, mobile video communications, announced that it has closed $42 million in its Series B round of funding. The investment was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the first investors in Skype, and a venture capital vehicle led by noted investors Len Blavatnik and Alex Zubillaga. Read more.

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that it has acquired EchoSign, Web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation. EchoSign’s pioneering electronic signature solution will be a key component of Adobe’s document exchange services platform for reliably exchanging documents for universal access, review and approval. Read more.

MoboTap, the mobile technology developer behind the Dolphin Browser, announced that it will receive $10 million in Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital, with Matrix Partners also participating. MoboTap’s Dolphin was launched on the Android platform in March 2010 and is Sequoia Capital’s first mobile browser investment. Read more.

90% of Yahoo Connected TV users just consume app content, 10% participate, says @russschafer

SNL Forecasting 10% of U.S. Homes Will Cut the Cord by 2015 http://bit.ly/qFbb58

HDTV Almanac – Closed-Captions Coming to the Internet. http://bit.ly/qtBehj

We’re still streaming the Social TV Summit live: http://t.co/bN2A1F3 Up now: monetizing social TV.

HDTV Almanac – Beyond Smell-o-Vision. http://bit.ly/ojl6rX

Microsoft out of Hulu auctionhttp://t.co/CBsfKAn

Cool to see the emergence of Social TV as a serious industry. Jack Meyers estimates $8-12B by 2020.

OTT surge threatens broadband bandwidth shortages http://t.co/vShbyPS

GTA TeleGuam Upgrades Wireless Network to 4G with HSPA+ Technology http://bit.ly/ouhkxe

T-Mobile’s new data plans: limited 3G/4G, unlimited 2G: http://t.co/WvRlmBQ

ASTRA-1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R new date: 3 Augusthttp://t.co/0wcgJ9Y

HISPASAT-AG1 update: http://t.co/XyJmkR2

UPDATE: Who are potential buyers for Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise business? http://bit.ly/qdDF0c

twofour54 embarks on 3D initiative: Abu Dhabi-based twofour54 has set up a “3D lab”, which  it says is the…http://tinyurl.com/3phd5xq

20th Century Fox to launch movie service for Android devices http://is.gd/XLldqv

IEEE to Develop Standards for Calculating Mobile Phone Emission Levels http://bit.ly/nT2n3K

NokiaKnowings: End of Unlimited Data? Track that usage!! http://t.co/a6LL77Z

Greenpacket, P1 & Sequans Collaborate on LTE http://bit.ly/qthiIv [Good for Sequans as P1 does LTE on new spect & converts 16e spect to LTE]

Funny Little Monkey Plays With iPhone http://bit.ly/qKmjQM

Roku adds gaming to streaming media with sub-$100 Roku 2:http://t.co/r7JykbL

Yamgo TV Now Streaming Live TV To The HP TouchPadhttp://t.co/2UZGQO4

Samsung’s ultralight N100 delivers Atom-powered MeeGo to the Indian masses http://engt.co/npLYNV

2010/11 Indian broadcast revenue rise 13.2% http://is.gd/dJk7L6

AT&T says T-Mobile Deal Remains on Track to Close Early Next Year – http://dthin.gs/pspRMo

Verismo Networks Partners With Verimatrix to Securely Deliver Broadband Content http://bit.ly/nSvhNX

Slic Network Solutions Selects Calix B6 for Second Broadband Stimulus Project http://bit.ly/qKWEX6

Stratos Acquires Assets of Blue Ocean Wireless http://i.gsat.cl/r3WTi7

Call for more children’s films on Indian state TV http://is.gd/FcOCe0

ESPN Star Sports delivers England v India: 2000th Test match to HD http://is.gd/vGiCee

America Movil Profits Rise Despite Regulatory Pressures http://bit.ly/njY9oy

Amazon throws down gauntlet to Netflix with CBS licensing agreement http://is.gd/QVEZNn

AT&T iPhone Q2 sales up 11% despite Verizon’s entry http://bit.ly/qOo6cE

Videonet: Rovi looking at companion #ad synchronisationhttp://t.co/Xql9ehf “Advertisers want to get in early and play in this space”

Are secondscreen apps the next big thing for TV? http://ow.ly/5J8Nm

2,000 More Reasons to Swap Netflix for Amazon http://on.msnbc.com/raCvZt

How the Smart Grid Will Change Your Life http://bit.ly/r3ytLH

Mainstream Cordcutting of subscription TV for OTT a long way off http://bit.ly/nE2g5o

AT&T Nexus S coming to Best Buy July 24th, available for $100 with contract http://engt.co/oPv5QX

A volte-face – Apple should start selling TVs: http://t.co/Rn6nzcx

End of an Era: iPhone Takes the Global Crown from Nokia: iPhone has surpassed Nokia as worldwide smartphone mark…http://bit.ly/mWuY3y

Small Cable Ops Ask Regulators to Postpone EAS-CAP Mandate for a Year http://bit.ly/qu5POn

ACA Disappointed In FCC Ruling To Allow One Company To Control Retrans Rights Of ABC, NBC and FOX Stations In Topeka http://j.mp/oqVTpD

T-Mobile’s HTC Wildfire S confirmed, ships August 3 for $79 http://dlvr.it/c437P

KDDI’s Mi-Look watches your elderly parents, treats them like prisoners http://engt.co/nh8LTI

Samsung Galaxy S2 Preps for Battle with iPhone, Motorola Droid Bionic Next Month: The biggest three U.S. smartphone…http://bit.ly/qyWPpK

Partnerships: Telefonica gets friendly with intl. carriers; Baidu with record companies; and more: Telefónica …http://bit.ly/qVhmZt

“VidCaster comes out of beta, now available to all” http://t.co/EcwLHab

Roku Challenges Apple TV with Gamer-Friendly Roku 2http://tvaftertv.com/uih

AT&T adds 202000 U-verse TV subs in Q2; revenue up, profits slip – FierceIPTV http://bit.ly/p7KUym

Chip giant Qualcomm reported a 35% rise in profits for its third fiscal quarter despite struggles at some OEMs http://bit.ly/o7ldmL

TruePosition Lawsuit Alleges Ericsson, ALU & Qualcomm Conspired to Eliminate a Predominant Mobile Positioning Tech … http://bit.ly/niiEsa

Charter Officially Delivers HBO, Cinemax To Go –  http://t.co/SSwcJmL

Broadband Convergent Exec #Pay: Realistic or #Disparity: Back in 2008 when the economy took http://goo.gl/fb/AE4U5

New thematic digital issue is now available! Emerging Trends in IPTV, get your free copy here  http://bit.ly/oMMmIb

Are Carrier 4G Claims Setting Up Users for Disappointment?: All the confusing, and even deceptive, carrier market…http://bit.ly/qIv5CP