News In Brief: IBM, Satyam, Windstream. Kvittar

IBM has invested in telecom development centers in China, South Africa and Malaysia aimed at helping telcos create new business models. The vendor has also opened a dedicated center in France for solutions based on products and services from Comverse.
 
Colocation service providers have added 154,016 square meters of new space since the beginning of 2008, an increase of 8.7%, according to TeleGeography. Half of the colo sites launched since the start of 2008 were more than 50% full by mid-2009.
 
Satyam's accounting fraud was 40% higher than the 71.36 billion rupees ($1.5 billion) chairman Ramalinga Raju admitted to in January, Indian federal investigators said
 
US fixed-line operator Windstream has arranged to buy Iowa Telecom in a transaction worth $1.1 billion. It is the operator's fourth acquisition in recent months.
 
According to Comscore 167 million US internet users watched online video during October. Online video viewing consumption continued to reach record levels in October with nearly 28 billion videos viewed during the month. Google sites accounted for 38% of videos viewed online.
 
The co-founder of The Pirate Bay Peter Sunde, has launched a new online venture Kvittar, which aims to make paper receipts redundant. Kvittar allows consumers to create an online account which tracks all purchases and makes an electronic receipt.

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