Comcast will occupy entire footprint of new tower; former TWC CTO LaJoie to chair big data firm Guavus

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> Comcast has decided that it will occupy the entire footprint of the new "Innovation and Technology Center" tower that it's building in Philadelphia. Story

> Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the baseline speed for broadband should be set at 25 Mbps. Story

> Retired Time Warner Cable CTO Mike LaJoie has been tapped to serve as chairman of the board for data analytics company Guavus. Story

> A California state judge has told Al Jazeera that it must further substantiate its defense in a lawsuit filed against it by DirecTV. Story

> Vessel, the new SVOD service founded by former Hulu executive Jason Kilar, launched in beta on Wednesday. Story

> Cablevision has promoted Bret Richter to executive VP, corporate finance and development. Press release

> Cablevision has also appointed Cindi Buckwalter senior VP, investor relations. Press release

And finally ...  Google spend $16.83 million on lobbying in 2014. Story

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