Aereo set to launch Android app; Vodafone closes Kabel Deutschland deal

Quick news from across the Web.

> Aereo will launch an application for Android smartphones and tablets on operating system 4.2 or higher beginning with a beta test Oct. 22. Story

> DOCOMO PACIFIC launched TV Everywhere services that allow its cable TV subscribers to watch shows on their Wi-Fi-capable devices including personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Story

> Vodafone has completed its $10 billion takeover of Germany's biggest cable operator, Kabel Deutschland. Story

> An employee of Dutch cable operator Ziggo lost a laptop containing personal customer data that includes a log of about 40,000 customer service records with the customer reference number, name, gender, e-mail, post code, the last four digits of their bank accounts and the subject of the service call. Story

> U.K. Internet television service TVCatchup has been ordered to withdraw channels from ITV and Channel 5 following a series of court actions. Story

Telecom News

> TDS Telecom has put the finishing touches on three more broadband stimulus projects that will extend services to 1,100 more households in parts of Indiana, New Hampshire and Wisconsin. Full article

Wireless News

> Facebook acquired Israeli startup Onavo (a 2012 Fierce15 winner), which helps iOS and Android users reduce the amount of data they consume via their apps. The acquisition fits with Facebook's larger mission of bringing Internet access to developing markets via mobile devices and services. Full article

And finally… Tektronix plans to show off video and audio monitoring solutions compliant with the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation (CALM) at next week's Cable-Tec Expo 2013. Press release

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