This is what’s in the news for Thursday February 23, 2012. The Wall Street Journal reports a coalition of major Internet firms, including Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), agreed to support a do-not-track button to be embedded in most Web browsers after the industry resisted it for over a year. Reuters reports Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) may bid on Ziggo, the Dutch cable firm, estimated to be worth .6B and which is planning a stock listing, according to Dutch daily De Telegraaf. Bloomberg reports private equity firm Silver Lake expects buyout firms to focus on makers of telecommunications and mobile phone gear this year, leading to more deals. The firm didn’t name names but speculation is that Research in Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM), Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU) and Nokia Siemens Networks Oy (NASDAQ:NOK) are potential targets. Bloomberg also reports the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is seeking bids for more of the mortgage bonds assumed in the government rescue of AIG (NYSE:AIG).

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