Facebook, Google and Microsoft and other Internet companies have been paying broadband-service providers for connections to get faster and smoother access into their networks. Netflix has been reluctant.
Bernanke said the Fed could start winding down its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program later this year, setting up a high-stakes test to see if the economy and markets can begin to stand on their own.
When Twitter bought video-sharing app Vine in October, it was largely viewed as a consolation prize after Facebook snapped up photo-sharing app Instagram. But now, Facebook is trying to catch up to Twitter in video.
General Motors is sticking to a goal of quadrupling its share of the Chinese market for luxury vehicles by the end of this decade even as it acknowledged a slowdown in the market and increasing risks there.