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Charter is in talks with TWC over a bid likely well above $170 per share

Charter had bid about $132.50 per share, or $37.3 billion, for Time Warner Cable last year before being beaten by Comcast, whose all-stock deal was initially worth $158.82 per share before that deal fell apart last month.<p>TWC declined to comment, while Charter had no comment on the report.<p>European …

Charter in talks with Time Warner Cable over bid likely above $170 per share: WSJ | Reuters

(Reuters) - Charter Communications (CHTR.O) is in talks with Time Warner Cable TWC.N about a bid that is likely to be well above the $170 per share expected by some analysts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>A customer leaves a Time Warner Cable store in Palm …

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Blocking Comcast Is a Start. But if We Want Better Broadband, We Need Much More.

Broadband competition in the U.S. comes in two varieties: Slim and none. That won't work. Maybe Google can help.<p>Critics of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal made convincing arguments that it would be bad for consumers, and for the media companies that want to deliver stuff to consumers on the …

Report: Comcast Drops Its Bid to Merge With Time Warner Cable

The cable giant has reportedly decided to break off its deal to acquire Time Warner Cable, which would have formed the largest cable company in the US.<p>​Comcast has dropped its controversial bid to acquire Time Warner Cable, which would have formed the largest telecom business in the United States, …

Comcast Drops Bid For Time Warner Merger

Amid regulatory scrutiny, Comcast said Friday it terminated its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. “Today, we move on," the company CEO said.<p>Comcast has terminated its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, the company said in a statement Friday.<p>"Today, we move on. Of course, …

Net Neutrality

Comcast Plans to Drop Time Warner Cable Deal

Fourteen months after unveiling a $45.2 billion merger that would create a new Internet and cable giant, Comcast Corp. is planning to walk away from …

Net Neutrality

Justice Department may try to block the Comcast / TWC merger

It's been more than a year since Comcast announced its plan to buy fellow cable giant Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal, but it still hasn't received the blessings of various regulators. Now, word is leaking out from unnamed sources to <i>Bloomberg</i> and the <i>New York Times</i> that suggests Justice …

Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger in doubt, report claims

A Bloomberg report on Friday cast new doubts on Comcast's long-gestating bid to buy Time Warner Cable.<p>The news wire, citing anonymous sources, reported that "staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block" the bid.<p>The attorneys "could submit …

Net Neutrality

JCPenney’s 4 Cent Video Ads on Twitter Could Threaten YouTube’s Longtime Dominance

JCPenney says Twitter was behind its most successful social program—not Facebook or YouTube—and credited the platform's new video creation and …

William Shatner Reviews Facebook’s 'Ill-Conceived' Celebrity App

When you were a kid watching William Shatner/Captain Kirk charm his way through the galaxy, did you ever wonder what the future would look like? Well, that future is here, and it includes Shatner reviewing a Facebook app on his new Yahoo-owned Tumblr page.<p>Normally, we’d be posting our own review, …

How One Tiny Business is Dominating Social Media | Inc.com

Last week a group of media moguls, business leaders and entertainment starsnamed the best and the brightest on social media at the Shorty Awards in New York City. The award ceremony included a wide range of categories in social media excellence, from the Best Comedian to the Best Video Campaign to …

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Social-Media Marketing on Pinterest: 8 Ideas to Get Started | Inc.com

No time or resources to create or enhance your presence on Pinterest? I have a few stats that might just change your mind.<p>According to Sprout Insights, Pinterest's share of social-media referrals soared from .68 percent to a whopping 26 percent in just one year, generating more than 400 percent …

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Comcast and Time Warner Cable lost 1.1 million video customers in 2013

Pay-TV isn't going away, though, as AT&T and Verizon boost subscriber numbers.<p>Comcast, Time Warner Cable (TWC), and all other top cable companies …

Social Commerce: Which Social Media Platforms Drive the Most Sales?

To better understand how social media is impacting the ecommerce industry, we analyzed data from 37 million social media visits that led to 529,000 …

The 25+ Best Tweets About True Detective Crashing HBO GO

In case you were blissfully unaware last night, just as the entire country was preparing to tune in to the highly anticipated <i>True Detective</i> season …

Streaming TV Isn't Ready for Prime Time

So you've done it. You've cut the cord. You've got your Netflix and your Hulu Plus and your Aereo and your cousin's HBO GO password and a bag of …

President Obama on Between Two Ferns: How Funny or Die Made It Happen

The road to the White House is a long one — and the road to getting President Obama to appear on an episode of an absurdist web series is long, too. …

The greatest trick Netflix ever pulled was convincing the world HBO is its rival

It will surely go down as one of the great CEO quotes of 2014. Netflix’s visionary CEO, Reed Hastings, was asked about his counterpart at HBO, Richard Plepler, who had recently said he was not concerned about people sharing passwords for HBO’s online service, HBO Go.<p>“So I guess Plepler, the CEO of …

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A Deeper Look at Uber’s Dynamic Pricing Model

Over the course of the past year, many writers have offered their perspectives on Uber’s dynamic pricing strategy. Perhaps the only consistency is …

Comcast-FreeWheel Deal Underscores Collision Of TV, Digital Video Interests

Comcast’s acquisition Thursday of video ad serving platform FreeWheel generated numerous questions, the most common being: What does this mean for …

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With a Whopper of a Disney Deal, Charlie Ergen Gets a Head Start on the Web TV Race

You can't deliver Web TV without TV deals. But now Dish has a big one, before anyone else.<p>Intel tried and failed. Sony says it’s going to try, but it has a long way to go. Google, Apple and Microsoft haven’t even started, at least officially.<p>But as of right now, it looks like Charlie Ergen may be …