Microsoft close to getting EU approval for Skype deal; Steve Jobs authorized tell-all book about himself

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> Microsoft is close to getting the EU's blessing to complete its acquisition of Skype, the Financial Times reports. Article

> EarthLink will announce its Q3 2011 earnings in a conference call to be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Release

> Russia's Rostelecom has expanded its Ethernet footprint into ten Siberian cities, including: Tomsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk and Barnaul. Article

> CableLabs members demonstrated the delivery of voice calls over IPv6-based networks during the industry association's Interop event. Release

> TDS decided to move its special meeting of shareholders that was originally scheduled for Oct. 6, 2011, to Oct. 20. Release

> A Comcast survey reveals that only 65 percent of parents have talked to their children about Internet security and safety issues. Release

> New Zealand moves to clear up security concerns over the Chinese submarine cable suppliers that will build the country's trans-Tasman submarine cable. Article

> Robert McDowell, FCC Commissioner, will headline TEOCO's 12th annual North American Customer Summit at the Hotel Monaco in Washington D.C. Release

And finally ... Steve Jobs authorized a tell-all biography so his kids could know and understand what he did. Article