When it comes to dark fiber, some customers are asking specifically for a service that comes with temporary management and support. This is providing traditional optical and routing vendors with another avenue to sell their gear. According to Zayo's Ken des Garennes: “The equipment manufacturers have skin in this game and they love to see the dark fiber deals because they can sell equipment to somebody else, and they are there to support those organizations.” #darkfiber #fiberoptics
Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs (Paperback)
MeetMe announced today that it has acquired the mobile flirting app startup Skout for $28.5 million cash and approximately 5.37 million shares in the social discovery company -- estimated at $54.6 million. Under terms of the deal, it's expected that Skout will remain operational and continue as a standalone brand following the close of the acquisition, which is expected to be in October.
"Wearable Forest by Ryoko Ueoka and Hiroki Kobayashi...This poetic piece of bio-acoustic clothing is networked with a subtropical forest of the southern Ryukyu Islands of Japan. The garment, outfitted with embedded speakers, LEDs, an embedded CPU system, & a wireless connection, processes & remotely plays the soundscape of the jungle. The LEDs create patterns on the dress, reflecting the activity level of the life there at the moment. The brighter the light, the more active the creatures."
Selling Out Internet Privacy: Members of Congress Were Well-Compensated for Their Votes Money in politics researchers find that the more a politician got in contributions from the telecomm industry, the more likely he or she was to vote in favor of allowing ISPs to sell their customers' data.