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.

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 Tec

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

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 is

AT&T acquires video streaming platform Quickplay to power its streaming TV services

AT&T announced this morning that it will acquire Quickplay Media, a video streaming platform that powers over-the-top video and “TV Everywhere” services that help its customers stream

American privacy in the digital era should not be for sale

Here's why the imminent FCC vote to expand privacy protections to include broadband connections is important.

Netflix is making videos look like garbage on AT&T and Verizon

If you’ve tried streaming Master of None from your tablet running on Verizon on AT&T, chances are it looked like a big pile of unwatchable pixels. It turns out Netflix is quietly capping videos

As FCC considers new broadband privacy rules, report urges wider user data safeguards

A new report from U.S. consumer rights and privacy advocacy group, the Center for Digital Democracy, has set out the case for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tighten data protection rul

AT&T will launch online-only packages for DirecTV this year

In an effort to appeal to cord cutters, AT&T will launch three new services that allow users to stream DirecTV online without an annual contract, satellite dish, or set-top box. The plans—called

AT&T Snaps Up Assets, Talent From Carrier iQ, Phone Monitoring Startup Goes Offline

Remember Carrier iQ? In the years before Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, the name and its software became synonymous with creepy, unseen monitoring of everything that you do on a s

Wi-Fi Calling Finally Comes To The iPhone For AT&T Customers

After being promised Wi-Fi calling for over a year by Apple and AT&T…it’s finally here. It’s available for iPhone 6, 6+ and 6S and 6S+ AT&T customers with iOS 9. You’ll

Mojio Launches Apps And Services Marketplace For Its Connected Car Platform

Mojio, a connected car platform based around a small, Internet-connected device you plug into your car’s OBD port, is launching an app and services store for its platform today. The new Mojio D

FCC Approves $48.5 Billion AT&T-DirecTV Merger

The FCC just approved AT&T’s $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV provider DirecTV. From today’s FCC statement: “The Commission’s decision is based on a careful, thorough re

AT&T’s Q2 2015 Earnings Mixed With $33.02 Billion Revenue And $0.69 EPS, Sports 2.1 Million Wireless Net Adds

AT&T reported its second-quarter financial performance following the bell, including revenue of $33.02 billion and earnings per share of $0.69. The street had expected the company to earn $0.63 pe

FCC Plans To Hit AT&T With $100 Million Fine Over “Unlimited” Data Plans

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it plans to fine AT&T, the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier by subscribers, $100 million for misleading consumers a

Google Launches Android M Preview With Fingerprint Scanner Support, Android Pay, Improved Permissions And Battery Life

As expected, Google today announced the developer preview release of the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco. With Android M (which will get its full name once it&

AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year

Hulu and AT&T announced an expanded deal today designed to bring the video streaming service to AT&T’s customers on both mobile devices and on the web. Starting later this year, customer

Fliplet Secures Seed Funding For Its ‘Fast’ Enterprise Apps Building Platform

You’re a business that wants to create a mobile app, but faster than it would take a designer to build something bespoke. UK-based startup Fliplet says it has come up with a simple way to do thi

The $25 Million Fine Isn’t The Real AT&T-FCC Story

It’s easy to focus on big financial penalties. All of us intuitively feel the pain of writing the FCC a check for $25 million. But if you’re focusing on the monetary pay out in the FCC’s consent

Apple To Join The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T

Apple’s stock will be listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) beginning this month, bumping U.S. carrier AT&T from the list, reports the WSJ. The move has been discussed and antici
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