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This Week in the Cloud and Telecom Industries:


US telecom giant AT&T nearing deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV

By Michael J. de la Merced

AT&T is poised to announce a takeover of DirecTV Inc. within days, people briefed on the matter said on Saturday, ushering in another sweeping transformation of the telecommunications industry. READ MORE


Google and other IT companies pull support for NSA reform bill

AFP | May 22, 2014, 04.26 PM IST

In the original bill, the NSA no longer would have been allowed to use secret court orders to gather telephone data on unlimited millions of Americans, and collected data would be stored with telecom companies, not government groups like the NSA. READ MORE


The Top 5 VoIP Providers of 2014, Determined by TheDigest.com

Press Release: May 21, 2014, 12:12 p.m. EDT 

VoIP services are assisting businesses and residential customers in saving monthly phone bills and having higher quality phone services with more substantial features. Outdating traditional telephone providers, VoIP providers take advantage of cloud technology….READ MORE 

China to lead cloud computing in 5 to 10 yrs

Reporter: Laura Luo 丨 CCTV.com | 05-22-2014

Cloud computing has seen explosive growth in China as the country is expected to become the biggest market for the technology in 5 to 10 years. American and Chinese cloud service providers are already going head-to-head in global competition. READ MORE