Cisco's revenues pop; Apple valued at $1 trillion

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> Apple has banned "bonded servitude" at its factories across the globe. Article

> Cisco's revenues continue to improve. Article

> HTC named Idris Mootee as its new chief marketing officer. Article

> Carl Icahn believes Apple is worth more than $1 trillion. Article

> Square is reportedly attempting to move away from a reliance on Apple's iPad. Article

> Microsoft said it acquired Sunrise, which makes a calendar app. Article

> Microsoft is reportedly buying Israeli digital pen company N-trig for a rumored $200 million. Article

> ZTE is investing $650 million in wireless charging technologies. Article

Wireless Tech News

> While a Senate hearing on the Internet of Things (IoT) hit on a variety of topics, including TV white spaces and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, there seemed to be a lot of bipartisan agreement that the government needs to apply a light touch to the space, reports Broadcasting & Cable. Article

> Several groups, including PCIA, TIA, the Wi-Fi Alliance, WiFiForward and the Wi-Fi Innovation Alliance praised efforts by U.S. lawmakers to introduce the Wi-Fi Innovation Act, but a group of transportation industry officials still isn't happy with it. Article

Online Video News

> Forget about trying to side-load the Sling TV linear service onto at least one device: Dish Network's new OTT app is now available on Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink currently offers a mix of broadband services that scale from as low as 10 Mbps up to 1 Gbps in some markets, but the service provider says the FCC's move to define broadband as 25 Mbps will not impact future or investments in its last mile network. Article

> TelecityGroup has reached a merger agreement with Interxion in an all-stock deal that will create a larger data center provider that can tackle the growing demand for cloud and colocation services. Article

Cable News

> For those wondering if Comcast's never-ending bad press about its customer service will impact the regulatory review of its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable, high-profile media analyst Craig Moffett has an answer for you: yes, indeed. Article

And finally… Netflix accidentally released the third season of House of Cards for a brief period of time. Article