The Alliance for Affordable Internet aims to cut Net costs from 30 percent of monthly income to 5 percent. Other members include US and UK government agencies, Facebook, and Microsoft.
Google, Liberty Global, and HSBC, are working to build a satellite system to help bring Internet access to those lacking first-world network infrastructure.
MSCI is taking a different approach to try to relieve the congestion that's sullying the smartphone experience.
Regulators haven't shared any opinions yet, so Google plans to go ahead with its search-ad deal with Yahoo. Also: YouTube revenue engine starting to rev.