Comcast launches live-streaming capability for X1; CenturyLink to evaluate RDK

More cable news from across the Web:

> It's not exactly Periscope, but Comcast Xfinity customers on the X1 Entertainment Operating system can now live-stream content from their smartphones to the TV or other subscriber's smartphones. Release

> HBO is taking advice dispensed earlier this year by Irdeto, and doing away with DVD screeners of its upcoming series to combat piracy. Story

> CenturyLink said it has licensed the RDK (Reference Design Kit) and is evaluating it and "other platforms" for its next-generation services. Story

> Mobile-only Internet users now outnumber desktop-only Internet users for the first time in the U.S. Story

> Competition in the wired broadband industry is sorely lacking, the FCC's Gigi Sohn says. Story

> Cogent and Verizon signed a long-term interconnect pact that will see Verizon Digital Media Services' CDN connect to Cogent's network globally. Story

And finally… Sprint is still hanging on to the number-three wireless carrier spot, thanks to increased Q1 additions of tablet users which offset its postpaid handset losses. Story

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