'NET NEUTRALITY' IS LEFT TO FCC AS CONGRESS FAILS TO TAKE ACTION
On Wednesday, Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, failed to win support for a proposal that would provide the FCC limited power to regulate broadband traffic. Republicans on Waxman's committee declined to support his proposal, which was opposed for different reasons by some members of his own party, reports WSJ.
FACEBOOK, SKYPE PONDER ALLIANCE
Facebook and Skype are in talks to merge their communications services more closely, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The partnership is expected to be announced within the next few weeks and would allow Facebook members to sign into Skype through their Facebook Connect accounts and send text messages, set up voice chats and video chats with their Facebook friends from within Skype, writes WSJ.
CISCO SET TO ADD HOME VIDEO GEAR
Cisco is preparing a consumer version of the high-end video-conferencing technology it sells to companies and is expected to announce the product at a news conference next Wednesday.