FCC Commissioner Copps resigning Jan. 1; Comcast to begin selling Verizon Wireless products

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> FCC Commissioner Michael Copps has given the president his resignation date, Jan. 1, which Copps said he submitted to the White House Dec. 5. He said he would leave sooner if his successor is confirmed before that or Congress adjourns. Article

> Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, will start selling Verizon Wireless products in four markets early next year, its top cable executive said on Monday. Article

> Canoe Ventures, looking to prove to Madison Avenue that interactive TV ads are worth paying for, is releasing results of a series of studies, showing that ads with request-for-information overlays boost consumer awareness and purchase intent--even if viewers don't actually click on them. Article

> Smart TV app publisher Flingo partners with alternative metal band Linkin Park to create the band's official app for smart TVs. Article

> Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit said that the cable giant's decision to sell its wireless spectrum to Verizon Wireless won't have an impact on its investment in WiMax pioneer Clearwire. Article

> Just in time for the long winter--and after a lengthy delay--Best Buy has launched its CinemaNow online movie and TV show streaming service in Canada. Article

> Ensequence has integrated audio-detection capabilities into its iTV Manager interactive-television platform, to let programmers and advertisers sync up content on the TV with smartphone and tablet apps. Article

> Brightcove's App Cloud, which has been in beta since May, is now generally available, the company said today, making it easier for developers to build, deliver and manage custom content apps across multiple platforms. Article

And finally... A 9-year-old boy was suspended from school for two days for sexual harassment last week after he called his teacher "cute," his mother says. Article


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