Yahoo narrows CEO search to 2 candidates; Sonic.net charging mandatory modem fee

Wireline news from across the web:

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> Telefonica Digital has established a digital services agreement with UAE-based Etisalat. Article

> Ron Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, and his son, Kentucky senator Rand Paul, have taken up "Internet Freedom" as their new cause. Article

> Yahoo has narrowed its CEO search to two potential candidates: interim CEO Ross Levinsohn and Hulu's CEO Jason Kilar. Article

> Virtual office environments foster a neurochemical that makes workers happier and more motivated. Article

> UK-based Sky TV is making its entertainment channels available on demand via Sky Go on all compatible mobile devices. Release

> Sonic.net has begun charging its new Fusion broadband users a mandatory ADSL2+ modem/router rental fee. Article

And finally … Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs found inspiration for his pre-Internet ideas from France's Minitel device, which ended 30 years in service this week. Article

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