TWC and Scripps strike retrans deal; Liberty Global partners with Vodafone in the Netherlands

More cable news from across the Web:

> Charter Communications told the FCC it has completed buildout of two data centers to support its downloadable security system. Multichannel News story

> Time Warner Cable and Scripps have reached a multi-year broadcast retransmission agreement. Broadcasting & Cable story

> With a market cap of $565 billion, Google has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company. New York Post story

> AOL CEO Tim Armstrong predicts massive growth in mobile media and associated ad sales under Verizon's leadership. Variety story

> Liberty Global and Vodafone Group are discussing a joint venture in the Netherlands. Bloomberg story

Telecom News

> CenturyLink and Verizon have fired the latest salvos in the special access saga, claiming that the FCC should refrain from re-regulating the special access market due to the growth of competitive service options from cable providers and CLECs. Article

Wireless News

> Mobile search helped to fuel an impressive quarter for Google, easing investors' fears that the online giant might be struggling to capitalize as users increasingly turn to the small screen. Article

> Verizon still claims the best coverage and fastest speeds among the major carriers' LTE networks, but T-Mobile is hot on its heels in both areas, according to a new report from OpenSignal. AT&T and Sprint aren't far behind in coverage, the network-performance measurement firm said, but their LTE users are tolerating substantially slower download speeds -- particularly compared to users in some foreign markets. Article

And finally… Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is expected to unveil a cost-cutting plan that will entail a reduction of 15 percent of the company's workforce. Variety story

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