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John Oliver sued by coal CEO claiming 'character assassination'

John Oliver -- and a giant squirrel -- made the king of coal seriously angry.<p>Robert Murray, the CEO of one of America's largest coal companies, filed a defamation lawsuit against Oliver on Wednesday. The lawsuit claims the HBO comedian executed a "meticulously planned" and "ruthless character …

John Oliver

Snapchat, Apple, WhatsApp and more are at the forefront of original, mobile-focused TV

The battle for mobile streaming domination continues<p>With more people watching shows on their phones, companies other than Netflix are looking to get in on the sizable audience. Apple and Snapchat are two of the biggest companies, but they’re not the only ones. WhatsApp just launched its first …

Apple Music

Report: Charter Looking To Buy Cox Communications

While it was rumored that Charter said “no thank you” to Verizon’s estimated $100 billion merger offer earlier this year because it just wasn’t …

Consumer Protection

Charter promised more broadband but didn’t deliver, now must pay fine

21,000 NY customers did not get broadband on schedule, despite merger promise.<p>Charter has agreed to pay $13 million to New York State after failing …

Technology

AT&T Still Doesn’t Know the DOJ’s Final Conditions for Its Time Warner Bid

AT&T was confident it would win regulatory approval for its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner before year's end as the Justice Department …

U.S. Department of Justice

Snap Is Getting Desperate

Between its sagging stock price, slowing growth, and fierce competition from Facebook, Snap needs some big wins. Perhaps moving in the right …

Advertising Industry

Cable giants in talks for yet another high profile merger

The upcoming season for cable TV could see yet another merger.<p>Charter Communications — the nationwide cable giant whose properties include Spectrum, …

Fortune 500

DeMario Jackson will not be returning to 'Bachelor in Paradise'

<b>(CNN) —</b> DeMario Jackson is saying adios to "Bachelor In Paradise."<p>Jackson decided that "it's not a good idea" to return to season four's filming in Mexico, a source close to Jackson told CNN.<p>The 30-year-old, who has been at the center of a scandal with fellow contestant Corinne Olympios, is …

Bachelor in Paradise

AT&T Loads Up On Debt Like It's 2007

AT&T continues to make large acquisitions and fund them with debt and stock.<p>The debt component means that the company’s long-term debt is over $120B …

Stocks

AT&T: Time Warner Deal Counter-Intuitively Lowers Risk For Current Shareholders

I cannot tell you the number of authors and analysts alike I have read lately espousing AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner will increase risk …

Stocks

AT&T: A High Dividend Yield But Not Without Risk

AT&T currently pays a dividend yield above 5%.<p>A big risk of the Time Warner deal is higher debt levels for the company.<p>However, this is also a …

Stocks

Snapchat just made it a lot easier for your friends to stalk you

Following in the tradition of other tech heavyweights, Snapchat parent company Snap is launching its own mapping feature.<p>Dubbed Snap Map, it lets …

Lifestyle

AT&T About To Break Down? Where To Put A Sell-Stop

Wall Street appears to be getting nervous about the Time Warner deal and related debt/leverage accumulation.<p>The AT&T stock bounce in early June may …

Fortune 500

AT&T-Time Warner Merger: Senate Democrats Ask Department Of Justice To Block Merger | International Business Times

A group of senators urged the U.S. Department of Justice and the Trump administration Wednesday to block a proposed merger of telecommunications …

Net Neutrality

I'm Suing New York City to Loosen Verizon's Iron Grip

<b>A couple of months ago,</b> I interviewed a woman in public housing in the small town of Wilson, North Carolina. She told me that the best thing that …

Cities

Former FCC official the front-runner for telecom's top cop

The front-runner to be the next head of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau is a lawyer and former agency official who has worked with Comcast and media …

Ajit Pai

Dems urge Sessions to reject AT&T-Time Warner merger

A group of Democratic senators is calling on the Justice Department to block the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger, arguing the megadeal would hurt …

Jeff Sessions

Uber CEO ouster just latest in history of investor mutinies

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's resignation is only the latest example of investors enforcing their will on a troubled company.<p>Kalanick, 40, who co-founded Uber in 2009, announced late Tuesday he would step down after receiving a letter entitled "Moving Uber Forward," from some the company's largest …

Travis Kalanick

Still no magic at Disney despite box office hits

Disney continues to rule the multiplex.<p>"Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol. 2" and "Beauty and the Beast" are the two biggest box-office hits so far this year. And "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" could wind up being one of the biggest blockbusters ever when it is released in December.<p>But all that movie magic …

Walt Disney Company

AT&T: Taking A Closer Look At The Pending Time Warner Acquisition

In late 2016, AT&T agreed to purchase Time Warner for $108.7 billion.<p>The deal is expected to be accretive in the first year after close for both EPS …

Stocks

Is Now the Time to Get Rid of Cable TV?

With one daughter headed to college and another just a few years away, Ron Baslow, a single dad, was looking for ways to economize. One easy target: …

Consumer Reports

How Snapchat and Time Warner's $100 Million Deal Could Mean Big Things for the Future of TV

The two-year deal is one of the largest show-development agreements Snap has scored.<p>Snapchat may be known for its disappearing messages, but the company's recent push into TV isn't going anywhere--giving anyone with a marketing budget reason to think twice about the Millennial-focused messaging app.<p>…

Wall Street Journal

Time Warner Seeks Snapchat Millennial Users With TV Snap

Big traditional media companies continue to worry about the future -- especially those elusive millennials. So they keep making calculated premium …

Advertising Industry

Instagram Stories has grown its userbase by 50 million since April

Instagram claims that 250 million people now use its Stories feature every day, meaning it has attracted an additional 50 million users since …

Instagram

Time Warner execs face an awkward dinner with AT&T bosses

CANNES, France — This might be an awkward dinner.<p>On Wednesday night, Time Warner bosses including CEO Jeff Bewkes will break bread with their …

News Industry

Charter Urges Judge To Throw Out NY's Suit Over Slow Web Connections

Charter is asking a New York state judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who alleges that the company duped consumers by …

Net Neutrality

They All Want Your Eyeballs (SnapChat included!)

Are you on SnapChat? If not, they want you back!<p>Don’t know if you heard but Time Warner (the parent company of CNN and other media outlets) threw …

Small Business

If you ask Spectrum for its lowest internet price, you may not hear about this rate

Low-income residents in the Triangle can receive $14.99 basic internet service from Spectrum. But they have to know to ask for it.<p>When Charter …

North Carolina

Is Amazon/Whole Foods This Cycle's AOL/Time Warner - A Sign That The Party's Over?

Towards the end of the 1990s tech stock bubble, “new media” - i.e., the Internet - was ascendant and old media like magazines, newspapers and …

Fortune 500

Report: Snap nearing release of mapping feature

Snap (SNAP -1.7%) is working on a mapping feature to come out in coming weeks, according to The Information.<p>The feature -- internally called "Snap …

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