Time Warner

AT&T beats Wall Street forecasts on sales, profit

AT&T beat Wall Street’s forecasts for earnings and revenue in the second quarter, sending the largest US telecoms company’s shares up nearly 3 per …

Markets

SUBSIDIZING GIANTS

Charlie Baker’s $4.1 million gift to the cable industry On July 12, the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, millions of Americans …

Boston

Snap: The Next Twitter?

If there’s one thing Snap could say to investors it should be "stop comparing us to Facebook."<p>Snapchat could find itself in the same boat as …

Stocks

New threat to tech giants: Bannon, Democrats

Congressional Democrats have decided that bashing big business is their path back to power, with a new populist message that borrows heavily from …

Silicon Valley

Will AT&T Throttle HBO?

HBO has been flying high on the backs of dragons, but it has done little to face down the rising beast of Netflix over the past five years. With a …

HBO

A Critical Day For AT&T

Regulators now looking at TWX deal.<p>Earnings are out tomorrow.<p>Our expectations revealed.<p>AT&T (NYSE:T) is making headlines today because regulators are …

Stocks

AT&T, Justice Department Talk Conditions for Time Warner Deal Approval (Report)

The talks signal that the regulatory review of the $85.4 billion mega-deal is nearing its end.<p>Antitrust officials at the Department of Justice have …

Entertainment

Break up the cable monopolies? Democrats propose new competition laws | Ars Technica

Democrats' plan would "break up big companies if they’re hurting consumers."<p>Senate and House Democratic leaders today proposed new antitrust laws …

Internet

AT&T–Time Warner merger reportedly moving forward at Justice Department

It’s been nine months since AT&T announced a deal to buy Time Warner — the media company that owns HBO and Warner Bros. — for more than $80 billion, and it’s starting to look like regulatory review of the deal is moving toward a conclusion and eventual approval.<p><i>Bloomberg</i> reported this morning that …

U.S. Department of Justice

Why you still can’t watch the Orioles or Nationals on cable in the Triangle

News of a ruling in a lawsuit involving the regional sports network MASN last week might have piqued the interest of sports TV viewers in the …

Televisions

New York Times, Washington Post And Brethren Seek Antitrust Protection While Facebook Innovates

Just recently the News Media Alliance (formerly the Newspaper Association of America) announced a new push for relief from the antitrust laws for major publishers to negotiate collectively with digital giants Facebook and Google regarding the terms and conditions of the distribution of their …

Business

$89 Billion AT&T, Time Warner Merger Approval Looking Likely Despite Trump Pledge To Block Deal

Needless to say, consumer advocates and smaller competitors aren't too keen on AT&T's $89 billion plan to acquire Time Warner. They argue that AT&T's …

AT&T discussing merger conditions with DOJ: report

Good faith conditions set up with the DOJ could help AT&T allay antitrust worries.

Al Franken

Netflix: Booming Revenue And Imploding Cash Flows

Netflix is generating spectacular growth.<p>On the other hand, the company is burning massive amounts of cash, and debt levels are already quite …

Stocks

Democrats (still a thing, apparently) come out against AT&T's mega Time-Warner merger

Democrats in US Congress oppose AT&T's acquisition of Time-Warner and other proposed big-time telco gobbles.<p>In a policy outline [PDF] posted Monday …

U.S. Congress

AT&T talking merger conditions with government

Bloomberg reports that AT&T and Time Warner are in conversations with the federal government about conditions that could be applied to their proposed …

Business

Slow Internet downloads? Look to Wi-Fi first, then blame your ISP

<i>Q. My download speeds seem much slower than advertised. How can I verify that I’m getting what I paid for, and what can I do if I’m not?</i><p>A. In most cases, you’re debugging not one connection but two: the access your Internet provider brings to your house, and the Wi-Fi network that distributes it to …

Wi-Fi

Leader Who Rebuilt Time Warner Empire Prepares an Exit

Jeffrey L. Bewkes championed acclaimed series like “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City” at HBO, salvaged Time Warner from its disastrous merger with AOL and publicly battled his rival media mogul Rupert Murdoch three years ago to fend off a hostile takeover.<p>Since Mr. Bewkes took over as chief …

6 Months in, Is Trump’s America Living Up to Liberals’ Worst Fears?

Like many other progressives, I spent the night of November 8 watching an animated speedometer swing violently from blue to red, paralyzed by the …

United States

AT&T Mobility’s David Christopher on Time Warner Merger, DirecTV Acquisition and Going Hollywood

David Christopher, chief marketing officer of AT&T Mobility’s Entertainment Group, talked to <i>Variety</i> about the wireless provider’s ventures in …

Televisions

Why you should see 'Dunkirk' in 70mm

Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed "Dunkirk" is the latest film to use an old piece of Hollywood technology: 70 millimeter film.<p>There's been considerable fanfare around Nolan's decision to film the Warner Bros.' World War II drama in 70mm, and for good reason. "Dunkirk," which opens this …

Movies

AT&T: Oversold, Unloved, And Poised To Pop

AT&T shares hit a new 52 week low. Nevertheless, the stock quickly bounced off the low and is up over 1% on Thursday.<p>Recently, certain bears have …

Stocks

AT&T in talks to acquire Otter Media

AT&T is in talks with Peter Chernin about acquiring the balance of Otter Media, their 3-year-old joint venture, two sources told The Post.<p>The move is …

HBO draws ire after 'Confederate' announcement

The announcement of a new alternate history drama in the works at HBO from the creators of the "Game of Thrones" television seriesis already spurring a war of opinions.<p>On Wednesday, HBO announced "Confederate<b>,"</b> a series from David Benioff and D.B. Weissthat takes place in a reality where the …

Celebrity News

CNN employee to Vanity Fair: 'Real chance that Zucker is being forced out'

A Tuesday Vanity Fair report quotes a CNN employee stating "there's a real chance that [CNN president Jeff] Zucker is being forced out," as a result …

Donald Trump

The Shape Of Things To Come? AT&T Rolls Out The Red Carpet In Hollywood

I had the opportunity to spend two days with AT&T at its Shape Tech & Entertainment Expo. Over 10,000 attendees got a glimpse into the back lots of Warner Bros. Studios and what AT&T has in store as its acquisition of Time Warner is expected to close in the fall around Labor Day.<p><b>New kids on the</b> …

Pokémon Go

Discovery Communications and Scripps rekindle merger talks

Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive have rekindled merger talks, according to people familiar with the negotiations, in a sign …

Market Cap

FCC chair: Trump hasn't tried to intervene on Time Warner merger

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Trump has not tried to influence his agency's …

Internet

Snapchat debuts its first daily news show

Can an app known for puking rainbows also find traction with hard news? Snapchat is about to find out.<p>NBC News debuted what it's billing as "the first daily news show" for Snapchat on Wednesday. The show, called Stay Tuned, will focus on issues like politics and international news.<p>The first episode …

Snapchat

How Netflix Is Winning the Game of Thrones Against HBO

Netflix's better-than-expected earnings for its most recent quarter sent its market value up $10 billion overnight Tuesday.<p>Now, the maker of <i>House of</i> …

Netflix