News of Note—White House names Dem FCC commissioner, Facebook shared data with device makers, more

News of note

> As expected, the White House has named FCC Enforcement Bureau official Geoffrey Starks to succeed Mignon Clyburn as Democratic FCC commissioner. Multichannel News story

> Arris-owned Ruckus Networks has named Larry Birnbaum VP of global hospitality and multidwelling unit business development and solutions. Press release

> Discovery Inc. is making a big $2 billion bet on PGA Tour golf television rights outside of the U.S. as part of its ongoing effort to become a sports TV leader in Europe. FierceVideo story


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> On June 2 and 3, AT&T staged a major conference at Time Warner's Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. The AT&T Shape conference included presentations on edge technologies, artificial intelligence and immersive entertainment, as well as a film award ceremony and a 5G demonstration. FierceWireless story

> As Facebook sought to become the world’s dominant social media service, it struck agreements allowing phone and other device makers access to vast amounts of its users’ personal information. New York Times story

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