Opinion

Opinion

The Department of Justice spent practically two years investigating AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner and bringing an in the end unsuccessful lawsuit in opposition to the deal that concerned two corporations circuitously in competitors with one another. So it was beautiful when the division announced on Wednesday — simply six months after the deal was […]

Verizon and AT&T to Limit Sales of Cellphone Location Data

Verizon and AT&T to Limit Sales of Cellphone Location Data

Verizon and AT&T mentioned Tuesday that they’d sharply restrict preparations that give entrepreneurs and different companies entry to cellphone prospects’ location knowledge, after disclosures that the data was used to trace folks with out their consent. Verizon introduced its change in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, who has been investigating location […]

What Top C.E.O.s Really Thought of the AT&T Legal Battle

What Top C.E.O.s Really Thought of the AT&T Legal Battle

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of main enterprise and coverage headlines — and the power-brokers who form them. __________ So much occurred on June 12. President Trump met with North Korea’s chief, Kim Jong-un, in Singapore, an occasion that has come under intense scrutiny. Later that day, a federal choose approved AT&T’s deal […]

Opinion

Opinion

The subsequent spherical of media consolidation has arrived. AT&T has purchased Time Warner, due to a federal judge’s ruling last week. Comcast and Disney are combating with one another to purchase 21st Century Fox. CBS, Verizon and Viacom, amongst others, can also become involved in a merger. “The floodgates will open,” the media analyst Jessica […]

AT&T Executive Taking Over HBO and CNN Promises a Hands-Off Approach

AT&T Executive Taking Over HBO and CNN Promises a Hands-Off Approach

Have you met with Jeff Zucker, the pinnacle of CNN? Yes, and I’m very excited that Jeff has agreed he’s going to spend time with me and train me the issues that I didn’t develop up with and get me deeper in a number of the information of how media and the information cycles work. […]

What Happened to AOL Time Warner?

What Happened to AOL Time Warner?

Thursday marked the top of Time. AT&T mentioned on Thursday that it had closed its $84.5 billion acquisition of Time Warner. The announcement marked the completion of a 17-year unwinding of the media behemoth. Today not one of the sprawling companies that made up AOL Time Warner stands as a separate publicly traded firm. From […]

Justice Department Won’t Seek Injunction to Stop AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Justice Department Won’t Seek Injunction to Stop AT&T-Time Warner Deal

The Justice Department won’t search an injunction towards AT&T’s court-approved merger with Time Warner, permitting the businesses to shut their $85.four billion deal nearly 20 months after it was first introduced. The division had six days to hunt an injunction after a federal decide approved AT&T’s buy of Time Warner on Tuesday. That determination is […]

Opinion

Opinion

When Congress enacted the Anti-Merger Act of 1950, the regulation by which American courts nonetheless adjudge company mergers, it did so with the repeatedly acknowledged objective of combating extreme financial focus. The “dominant” concern, because the Supreme Court wrote in a 1962 merger case that analyzed the regulation, was about “a rising tide of economic […]

Will AT&T Be Able to Handle HBO?

Will AT&T Be Able to Handle HBO?

Those statements recommend that AT&T wouldn’t get in Mr. Plepler’s means. But at one other convention, Mr. Stephenson let slip one remark that hinted at a extra aggressive model of company oversight. “It will cause Plepler at HBO to panic when I say this,” he stated, “but can you begin to think about things like […]

The Winners and Losers From the AT&T Verdict

The Winners and Losers From the AT&T Verdict

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of main enterprise and coverage headlines — and the power-brokers who form them.__________ After six months of hearings and thousands and thousands of in authorized charges, the authorized battle over AT&T’s bid for Time Warner is over — however the true impression of the choice is just nearly […]