Cisco sees sharp decline in U.S. cable operator orders; Cablevision tries to improve service rep through Nextdoor

More cable news from across the Web:

> Nextdoor, a private social network for communities, is launching a pilot program in Seattle that makes a dedicated local Comcast Xfinity customer service rep available to answer questions. Story

> Cablevision has decided to drop its bid to purchase the New York Daily News. Story

> Twitch, which includes hundreds of live streams of online games in progress, is now available on Roku. Story

> CBS Corp. has made programming on and the CBS app, which includes the CBS All Access SVOD service, viewable via Google's Chromecast device. Press release

> Cisco reported markedly reduced cable sales in its fiscal third quarter, with U.S. service provider orders declining 17 percent. Story

> Comcast has committed to hiring 10,000 military reservists, veterans and their spouses or domestic partners over the next three years. Press release

And finally … In one of its latest shorts, satirical video platform Funny or Die imagines what it would be like if other consumer products, like ice cream and parking, were also bundled like pay-TV. Video

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