AT&T

  • Convergence crosses the pond Crunch Network

    Convergence crosses the pond

    Imagine a world where you buy mobile phone, data, voice and television services from a single provider. A world where you don’t worry about running out of wireless minutes, exceeding text message limits or running up roaming charges. A world where you talk, text and stream video on an iPad, TV, laptop or mobile phone, seamlessly using the same user interface and applications across… Read More

  • Weekly Roundup: MacBook Pro makes waves, AT&T acquiring Time Warner and RIP Vine

    Weekly Roundup: MacBook Pro makes waves, AT&T acquiring Time Warner and RIP Vine

    Apple and Microsoft both held big hardware events this week, unveiling a few new devices like the new MacBook Pro and the Surface Studio. Twitter announced it is shutting down Vine and laying off 9% of the company. Oh, and AT&T is acquiring Time Warner for a whole lot of money. These are the top stories of the week. Read More

  • AT&T will offer $35 subscription with 100 channels and includes mobile streaming

    AT&T will offer $35 subscription with 100 channels and includes mobile streaming

    AT&T announced it will offer 100 channels and mobile streaming for $35 per month when it launches DirectTV in November. This is a different position for AT&T, which said it wouldn’t be taking on existing pay TV services and it comes right in time for another major content announcement with Time Warner. AT&T announced this last weekend it wants to buy Time Warner for $85… Read More

  • Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competition

    Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competition

    While many people are arguing that the proposed $85 billion AT&T and Time Warner deal would be bad for consumer choice, billionaire Mark Cuban has a contrarian viewpoint. The merger would lead to “more competition” he tells TechCrunch. Cuban, who made his money through a different media acquisition, thinks the combination would help challenge the tech giants like Facebook… Read More

  • AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting

    AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting

    AT&T’s soon-to-launch live streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Announced earlier this year, DirectTV Now was already an anticipated new arrival on the cord-cutting scene, thanks to its plans to stream more than 100 live channels over the Internet without having to agree to traditional pay TV contract. Read More

  • Confirmed: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85.4B in cash and shares

    Confirmed: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85.4B in cash and shares

    After days of speculation, the deal is now official: AT&T is acquiring Time Warner for $85 billion in a mix of cash and shares, paving the way for another behemoth in the converged media horizon. The final acquisition price will be $107.50 per share, paid in half cash and half AT&T stock. This means that for each outstanding share of Time Warner stock investors will receive $53.75… Read More

  • AT&T said to be “in advanced talks” to purchase Time Warner

    AT&T said to be “in advanced talks” to purchase Time Warner

    AT&T is in the advanced stages of negotiations to acquire Time Warner, according to the Wall Street Journal, which would give the carrier a huge content creation arm. Other carriers, including TechCrunch parent company Verizon, have embraced a similar strategy in order to own more of the relationship between customer and content, rather than just the delivery mechanism of the… Read More

  • Carriers are offering replacements for Note 7 replacements in wake of latest incident

    Carriers are offering replacements for Note 7 replacements in wake of latest incident

    Exploding phones are really bad PR. But when one of the post-recall replacement reportedly starts to spontaneously smoke inside a customer’s pocket on a plane, you’ve got a veritable code red disaster on your hands. In light of that most recent story, customers are becoming understandably wary about their Galaxy Note 7 devices, even as Samsung cheerily noted high retention… Read More

  • Net neutrality withstands legal challenge

    Net neutrality withstands legal challenge

    Net neutrality won yet another legal victory today when a federal appeals court upheld Federal Communications Commission rules that prohibit data throttling online. But the fight for net neutrality isn’t over yet — representatives from service providers like AT&T have already suggested that they’ll appeal all the way to the Supreme Court. Read More