Comcast to add 400 jobs in St. Paul; Report: 60% of Americans to stream on smart TVs by 2019

More cable news from across the Web:

> Comcast now offers a Spanish voice-based interface for its X1 platform. Post

> Comcast said it will add 400 new jobs early next year in St. Paul, Minn. Release

> Media General announced it will carry Katz Broadcasting's Grit, Escape and Laff networks. TVNewsCheck article

> Crius said it hopes to have 15,000 Comcast subscribers enrolled in its Energy Rewards program by the end of this year. EnergyChoiceMatters article

> Vizio said it is selling the viewing data obtained through its smart TVs. CED article

> TV broadcaster Media General confirmed that it will consider a merger with Nexstar, even as it proceeds with its existing plan to merge with Meredith. WSJ article

> Fully 60 percent of Americans are expected to watch streaming content on smart TVs by 2019, according to a new report. eMarketer article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink will deliver 1.5 Tbps of super-channel transmission capacity to support SCinet during the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis this week. Article

> Verizon maintains that it won't build out FiOS to any new communities, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says the telco has not met the goals of the agreement it signed with the city six years ago. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Qualcomm said new tests in collaboration with CableLabs confirm LTE-U and Wi-Fi can coexist fairly, but CableLabs' engineers said their own tests show otherwise. Article

> AT&T is starting to see a trend in its machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) business -- one where enterprises are looking not for a Wi-Fi first service but cellular first. Article

European Wireless News

> Google again defended its Android apps licensing program, as Netherlands-headquartered search rival Yandex announced it has complained to the European Union (EU) about the U.S. company's practices. Article

> Three, which has traditionally placed a strong focus on unlimited mobile data allowances, is increasingly turning to inclusive content offerings as part of efforts to attract subscribers. Article

Wireless News

> Nokia confirmed that Alcatel-Lucent CTO Marcus Weldon, who also serves as the president of Bell Labs, will take on the CTO role in the combined company once Nokia completes its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. Article

And finally… A group of scientists said they have identified the human brain's most common genetic patterns. Article

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