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.
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.