FASTTAKES: Cisco, Sophos, PIPE Networks, Google, ACMA

Staff writer
09 Dec 2009

Chinese regulators have closed down hundreds of video sharing websites in a new push to control internet content, according to reports. Officials have shut down 414 video and audio websites so far this year.

After raising the offer twice, Cisco has finally secured over 90% of the shares of videoconferencing firm Tandberg, and will soon make a compulsory acquisition offer. But the company currently has “little interest” in making its own smartphone.

Around four in five Facebook users give away too much personal identity to complete strangers when asked, according to a probe by security firm Sophos.

Australian backhaul operator PIPE Networks has chosen data center provider Equinix to provide interconnection support for its new PPC-1 undersea cable.

The US FTC is investigatingGoogle's purchase of Admob, and may block the sale if the acquisition is found to violate antitrust laws.

Australian regulator ACMA is considering allowing in-flight use of mobile phones and other radiocommunications technology, and has called for comments from interested parties.

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