Net neutrality looks doomed in Europe before it even gets started

Leaked documents from the Italian presidency of the Council of the European Union show that member states want net neutrality “principles” and “objectives” rather than the strict rules agreed to by the European Parliament earlier this year.

Here’s how Europe thinks the internet should be run

Global debates about internet governance are set to heat up in the coming years, so the European Union has set out its standpoint, with true globalization and human rights being non-negotiable principles.

AT&T won’t launch Vodafone takeover bid in next 6 months

The latest twist in that very long-running rumor about AT&T(s t) buying Vodafone(s vod)? AT&T said in a statement on Monday that it “does not intend to make an offer for Vodafone.” The statement came at the request of the U.K. Takeover Panel, and it means the U.S. carrier can’t launch a takeover bid or try to buy 30 percent or more of Vodafone stock for the next 6 months. However, according to Bloomberg, AT&T chief Randall Stephenson did discuss potential European takeovers with EU commissioner Neelie Kroes at Davos last week.