February sales: Google, Facebook looking at Twitter; Deutsche Telekom re-enters cable biz

Cable news from across the Web:

> Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Facebook, both appreciating the value of social networking and both with a little cash in their pockets, apparently have had "low-level talks" about acquiring Twitter. Story.

> While the Twitter chatter is just that, appears to be closer to acquiring online video site Next New Networks. Story.

> It might be akin to herding cats, but the House Communications & Internet Subcommittee expects every FCC commissioner to show up to its Feb. 16 hearing on net neutrality. Story.

> O2 Secure Wireless, with the FCC's blessing, plans to become a "third content provider" competing with Bright House Networks and AT&T (NYSE: T) in Palm Coast Florida. News release.

And finally ... a company that really needs no translation but gets one anyway, German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, is re-entering the cable business as a "tactical move." Story.

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