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Discovery Communications to buy Scripps Networks for close to $12bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 01:42:25 PM
....The deal, three years after previous merger talks fell through, will create $350m (£266m) in cost savings, which are likely to include significant job cuts. The deal comes as AT&T is trying to finalize its merger with Time Warner and the Sinclair Group pushes on with its controversial bid to take over Tribune’s local TV networks across the US. ...
Lego Batman and CNN star as Time Warner profits rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:14:29 PM
....Higher subscription fees for its HBO cable channel and the Turner broadcast network, which includes CNN, also buoyed revenues, helping to offset a decline in advertising. Time Warner last year announced it would be acquired by telecom giant AT&T. ...
US regulator wants to reverse net neutrality image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:47:02 PM
....Mr Pai was first appointed to the FCC by former US president Barack Obama and voted against the rules in 2015. His plan for a roll back places him on the side of internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, which have opposed the rules. ...
Guardians of the home image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:15:19 PM
....4 million unit sales in 2016," says Francesco Radicati, a technology specialist at consultancy Ovum. "Service providers, such as Qivicon, AT&T Digital Life, and Vivint Smart Home, are selling device multi-packs including multiple sensors, and these are proving very popular. ...
Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:00:06 AM
....It’s been a bad week for Google, with major brands pulling millions of dollars in advertising amid rows over extremist content on YouTube. In the US, the telecom companies AT&T and Verizon, as well as the pharmaceutical company GSK, Pepsi, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and the car rental firm Enterprise, have all pulled advertising from Google’s video-sharing platform, a contagion spreading from Europe, where a number of high-profile advertisers pulled out of YouTube following an investigation by the Times. ...
YouTube and Google boycott spreads to US as AT&T and Verizon pull ads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 02:07:42 PM
. The growing advertiser boycott of YouTube has reached the US, with AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon and Enterprise all halting adverts on the site, as well as Google’s wider ad networks, over the video-sharing site’s inability to guarantee promotional messages won’t appear alongside extremist content. ...
ZTE fined $1.1bn for flouting US sanctions against Iran image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:17:10 PM
....According to Reuters, ZTE buys around a third of its its components from US businesses such as Qualcomm, Microsoft and Intel. It also sells phone handsets to major carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T. ...
Sorrell: companies that offend good governance tend to perform better image
.... The City expected growth to be set at the 3% mark. Sorrell said that the 1% downgrade could largely be attributed to the loss of income after losing the AT&T and VW advertising accounts. ...
Pressure on Yahoo grows after massive hack attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 12:56:46 AM
....The latest breach drew widespread criticism from security experts, several advising consumers to close their Yahoo accounts. "Yahoo has fallen down on security in so many ways I have to recommend that if you have an active Yahoo email account, either direct with Yahoo of via a partner like AT&T, get rid of it," said Stu Sjouwerman, chief executive of cyber security firm KnowBe4. ...
Why is Murdoch taking over Sky now? Blame Brexit and Netflix image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 07:33:14 PM
.... Murdoch was willing to accept that condition at the time and would surely be happy to do so again. He is more interested in ensuring Sky stays in the big league of global media companies as AT&T prepares to buy Time Warner and the newcomers like Netflix and Amazon ramp up their original content. ...
Business winners and losers from a Donald Trump presidency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:25:51 PM
....US carmakers who have factories in Mexico where labour costs are lower would lose out from Trump’s plans, while Japanese firms will be hit by the expected volatile currency fluctuations between the dollar and the yen. The outlook is uncertain, especially for AT&T’s plan to buy Time Warner, which Trump has said he would block. ...
Closed for business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 11:15:20 PM
....If you want to understand how Donald Trump has tapped into economic insecurity across America, this humid city of 200,000 in northern Louisiana is an excellent place to start. Western Electric was the wholly-owned manufacturing arm of corporate behemoth AT&T, which for most of the 20th Century held a monopoly on the US telephone business. ...
Suicide Squad helps drive strong sales at Time Warner image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:52:41 PM
....Superhero film Suicide Squad and higher fees from pay TV providers helped drive higher-than-expected quarterly profit and sales at Time Warner. The firm, which is in the midst of being taken over by US telecoms giant AT&T, owns Warner Brothers film studios, the cable TV channels HBO, the Cartoon Network and CNN. ...
Media merger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 06:45:49 AM
. AT&T's planned takeover of Time Warner would be one of the biggest deals the industry has ever seen, and one that will almost certainly affect consumers - especially in the US. ...
US to examine AT&T deal to buy Time Warner image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 09:04:36 PM
. US lawmakers and both presidential candidates have raised questions about AT&T's deal to buy Time Warner. ...
AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 12:11:36 AM
. US telecoms giant AT&T has announced that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (£70bn). ...
Time Warner shares jump on AT&T bid rumour image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 04:09:00 PM
. Shares in Time Warner, the company behind HBO, CNN and Warner Bros, have raced ahead for a second day on fresh reports of a tie-up with AT&T. ...
Samsung Note 7: Vodafone and EE suspend exchanges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 03:44:05 PM
.... . US networks AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile said they would no longer replace the devices, while the latter said it would halt all sales of the phone. ...
Samsung 'pauses Note 7 production', say media reports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 03:11:25 AM
....In a further blow, two US mobile networks have stopped replacing or selling the phone. The AT&T and T-Mobile networks said they would no longer replace the devices in the US, while the latter said it would halt all sales of the phone. ...
Bright light image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:02:54 PM
.... Even so, the industry believes it still has a lot to offer. "The future of smart lighting will be a game changer in helping communities solve problems," says Mike Zeto, general manager of smart cities at AT&T, which has joined with several tech giants to form a US-based smart city collective. ...
Racing change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 01:33:34 PM
.... . Mr Malone started his career at AT&T in the 1960s and was for 23 years the chief executive of the US cable giant TCI. ...
Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship image
.... The contract reportedly expires this year after 10 years. The US business magazine Forbes calculated that in the year of the 2012 London Olympics, Lochte earned about $2m in sponsorships from companies such as Gillette, Nissan, AT&T and Gatorade. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 11:10:34 PM
....It recently bought another faded star of the internet - AOL. Other rumoured buyers include mobile network AT&T and the UK's Daily Mail. ...
Yahoo: Still no buyer as losses widen to $440m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 10:01:06 PM
....Much of the speculation about Yahoo's future is centred on Verizon, the telecoms giant that recently bought AOL, another faded internet star. AT&T and a partnership between Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert and billionaire Warren Buffett were also thought to be in contention. ...
Donald Trump's brand appears to be thriving – but could his bubble burst? image
....We, the voters, would be hiring Trump as the country’s CEO and CFO. We want to be sure we’d be hiring someone who would run not a bubble company like Groupon, but with at least as savvy an eye to the bottom line as some of the blue-chip companies in Trump’s own investment portfolio: Alphabet (the former Google); Microsoft, AT&T, Procter & Gamble. ...
Verizon and Google reportedly bidding for troubled Yahoo's web business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:23:56 PM
.... Another source told Vanity Fair the company was reverting to its beginnings as “a crap home page for the Midwest”. Other potential suitors, including AT&T and Comcast have decided against bidding, according to Bloomberg, while Microsoft , which failed with a hostile bid for Yahoo in 2008, will not bid this time. ...
Tech giants back Apple on iPhone unlock image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 11:24:35 PM
.... These include Amazon, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Pinterest, Snapchat, WhatsApp and Yahoo. Intel and AT&T have also filed separate briefs. ...
Kanye West could pay off his $53m debt by seeking donations on a smaller scale image
....However, it doesn’t seem likely that West is really in dire financial straits, tweet storm notwithstanding. Most estimates peg his personal net worth at around $147m; certainly, even if he’s under a strain after foolish spending (hiring an entire orchestra to propose to his now-wife, Kim Kardashian, at AT&T Park in San Francisco), it’s still going to be north of $100m. ...
US plans to boost cable TV competition image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 06:37:03 PM
.... . Bob Quinn, of AT&T, said: "While consumers are embracing an apps-based approach that offers a variety of content on more than 450 devices, the FCC has chosen to go down a path that threatens the very competition and innovation that has led to this vibrant marketplace. ...
John Malone: the mystery method behind a media empire  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of November 2015 09:02:56 PM
.... Malone has repaid the devotion of his investors. In his first act as chief executive of TCI, a US cable company acquired by AT&T in 1998, he delivered a compound annual growth rate of more than 30pc, just behind Berkshire Hathaway. ...
TalkTalk cyber-attack sparks calls for new regulatory powers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of October 2015 06:40:34 PM
.... But this is only a fraction of the amount that can be imposed in the US. Telecom giant AT&T was recently fined £17m over data breaches at its call centres in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines. ...
Back to the Future II: Hits and misses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 11:24:37 PM
....The film's biggest miss, however, is arguably its lack of a smartphone. Marty Jr is even seen using an AT&T payphone at one point - all the more ironic since the company was first to offer the iPhone. ...
Is your home about to get a lot smarter? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 11:00:37 PM
....But the service most likely to propel the smart home into the mainstream is home security, some believe. US telecoms giant AT&T is building its Digital Life smart home product around security, offering subscribers video cameras, window and door opening sensors, remote door locking, and motion detectors, all operable from a smartphone, tablet or PC. ...
Xchanging chooses HP exec Craig Wilson as its new boss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 10:34:05 AM
.... . Before moving to HP in 1995, Mr Wilson worked for PA Consulting Group, Informix Software and the telecoms group AT&T. ...
Microsoft battles US over 'drug' emails image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 12:00:30 AM
....So, the stand-off is being viewed as a test case that will determine the extent of the US government's powers over tech companies that offer cloud-based services. Apple, Amazon, HP, eBay, AT&T, Verizon and Salesforce are among US companies that have voiced support for Microsoft's appeal. ...
What motivates CEOs to solve the world’s big social and environmental problems? image
....What turns a person into a sustainability crusader? Author and professor Steve Schein wanted to know, so he interviewed corporate sustainability executives – people who have dedicated their careers to doing business better – to find out what makes them tick. Many of these executives, from global companies including Nike, Sprint, Mattel, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, Starbucks and Unilever, traced their commitments back to their childhood, talking about their families and teachers. ...
FCC approves $48.6bn sale of DirectTV to AT&T image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of July 2015 11:11:02 PM
. The Federal Communications Commission has approved the acquisition of DirecTV by rival AT&T for $48. ...
Vodafone brings European networks under close watch as Liberty deal talks rumble on image
.... . Mr Humm, a German who joined Vodafone in 2012 having previously led T-Mobile US through a failed attempt to merge with AT&T, will leave later this year. ...
New York Stock Exchange suspended over technical glitch image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 04:15:37 PM
.... . Some of the most active stocks on the NYSE, which have a total value of around $28 trillion, include Bank of America, Ford, AT&T, General Electric, Alibaba, GM, Citigroup, Pfizer, HP, Twitter, Fiat Chrysler and JP Morgan Chase. ...
New York stock exchange suspends trading after technical glitch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 04:01:07 PM
....”. Also known as the Big Board, the NYSE is the world’s largest stock market and home to many of the world’s largest companies including AT&T, Bank of America, Ford and General Electric. ...
Dixons Carphone teams up with mobile network Sprint to open US stores image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of July 2015 06:53:30 AM
.... Sprint Corporation is the third largest network operator in the US and its brands include Boost and Virgin Mobile USA. It has 3,000 wholly-owned and franchised stores but this number is roughly half that of its main rivals AT&T and Verizon. ...
Beyond tweets and logos: why the Supreme Court decision on gay rights was a business victory image
.... Big name brands like Target, Kellogg’s and Ben & Jerry’s tweeted their support for the decision. Some companies, like AT&T, Coca-Cola and American Airlines, also created rainbow versions of their logos. ...
AT&T fined $100 million for internet speed cap on 'unlimited' data plans image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 10:19:02 AM
. The Federal Communications Commission slapped AT&T with a $100 million fine Wednesday, accusing the country's second-largest cellular carrier of improperly slowing down Internet speeds for customers who had signed up for "unlimited" data plans. ...
AT&T fined $100m for misleading consumers about ‘unlimited data’ plans image
. Telecoms giant AT&T has been fined a record $100m for misleading consumers about the carrier’s “unlimited data” plans, plans that in fact capped data and slowed speeds by up to 90% after users topped 5GB of data in a month. ...
Tesco relegated from premier league of global brands after nightmare year image
....Related: Tesco timeline – the retail giant's rise and fall. Tesco’s fate reflects a changing world market in which technology and communications brands such as Verizon and AT&T have overtaken traditional consumer brands, including Coca Cola and McDonald’s, to lead the rankings. ...
The 'King of Cable' is back with $55bn deal image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 08:20:58 PM
....”. Mr Malone made his name as the “King of Cable” by using debt-financed acquisitions to turn a small cable company, Tele-Communications Inc, into the largest cable TV operator in the US in the early 1980s, before selling out to the telecoms giant AT&T. ...
Charter Communications to acquire Time Warner Cable for $55.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 11:59:32 AM
.... The deal has been rumored ever since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), spurred on by activists concerned about creating a monopoly, torpedoed a merger between Time Warner and Comcast last month. The FCC, which is also reviewing telecoms giant AT&T’s bid for DirecTV, the satellite broadcaster, immediately announced it would look at the proposed transaction. ...
Vodafone investors want £120bn Liberty deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of May 2015 06:46:33 PM
.... . If a deal with Mr Malone could not then be done they would fear the company could be picked off cheaply by a global player such as AT&T or the acquisitive Japanese operator Softbank. ...
A question of artificial intelligence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of May 2015 11:46:33 PM
.... . Some are refugees from AT&T's famous Bell Labs over the river in New Jersey. ...
Deutsche Bank Libor-rigging scandal should be taken to the top image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of April 2015 06:58:08 PM
....Pace was not looking for this deal but, at a push, one could concede there is some commercial logic. Some big US customers are combining – witness AT&T’s planned takeover of satellite TV operator DirecTV – so their suppliers might feel the need to get bigger too. ...
UK set-top box maker Pace bought by US firm for £1.4bn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 09:54:47 PM
.... . Pace, whose key customers include US firms Comcast, AT&T and DirecTV, saw pre-tax profits rise 34. ...
Pace bought by US-based Arris image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 09:48:40 PM
.... The firm's operational headquarters will remain in the US. Founded in 1982, Pace has manufactured more than 100 million set-top boxes and its customers include Sky and AT&T. ...
Google launches Project Fi, US wireless service designed to curb data use image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 07:23:24 PM
....If successful, however, Google’s service could pressure wireless providers to further lower prices and better adapt to the rise of tablets and wearable devices, Blau added. Though some carriers, such as T-Mobile and AT&T Inc, allow unused data to roll over, most mobile plans require customers to pay for a set amount of data each month. ...
Google launches mobile phone service that gives you money back image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 07:05:18 PM
.... . The project is expected to put pressure on telecoms rivals such as AT&T and Verizon in much the same way Google has forced broadband suppliers to improve their services after launching Fiber, which is 100 times faster than the average US broadband connection. ...
Google launches mobile phone network image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 06:03:36 PM
.... . "No-one would have thought that a handset manufacturer could transform the mobile industry by teaming up with one network - but that's what happened with Apple and AT&T when the iPhone launched. ...
Week ahead in business and economics: April 20 to 24 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 19th of April 2015 07:19:26 PM
.... . Full-year results: Tesco Interim results: Punch Taverns, Connect Group, Fenner, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Facebook, McDonald’s Trading update: Travis Perkins, Croda, Reed Elsevier, Ladbrokes Economics: Bank of England interest rate minutes, EU consumer confidence, US house price index, US crude oil inventories Meetings: Drax, Hammerson . ...
Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent buyout talks: telecoms chiefs meet French president image
....The pair are a good fit in terms of products and geographies, and bulking up would help them cut costs as they try to compete with mobile market leader Sweden’s Ericsson and low-cost powerhouse China’s Huawei. Nokia would expand its presence in the key United States market, where Alcatel-Lucent is a major supplier to operators AT&T and Verizon, and get access to the French firm’s fast-growing, profitable internet-routing business. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of April 2015 09:59:22 AM
. AT&T has been fined $25m (£17m) over data breaches at call centres in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines. ...
The 10 overseas shares most popular with British investors image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of March 2015 12:48:30 PM
.... By looking to overseas companies with strong dividend track records investors can protect against this risk. Some of the most popular foreign stocks held in Isas include telecom giant AT&T (listed on the New York exchange or NYSE) and Microsoft (traded on Nasdaq). ...
Questor share tip: Buy engineer Smiths for long term image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 20th of March 2015 10:02:20 AM
.... . The interconnect part of the business, which makes electrical components, also struggled, with profits falling by half as its biggest customer, AT&T, postponed spending decisions. ...
AT&T loses $40m due to legal error in patent ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 20th of March 2015 01:11:04 AM
. US technology giant AT&T has lost $40m (£27m) after its lawyers did not read key documents in time and subsequently failed to submit an appeal in a patent case. ...
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Apple to replace AT&T on Dow image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of March 2015 07:58:01 PM
. Apple, the largest company in the world, will join the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday night, replacing AT&T in a change that reflects the dominant position of the iPhone maker in the US consumer economy. ...
Dow Jones opens door to Apple at last image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 6th of March 2015 11:57:03 PM
. In a clear sign of the times, the mobile phone and technology giant Apple is to join the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing AT&T, the former “Ma Bell” telecoms giant that has been a stalwart of the US blue-chip index since 1916. ...
Apple to replace AT&T in Dow Jones image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 6th of March 2015 04:46:17 PM
. In a clear sign of the times, the mobile phone and technology giant Apple is to join the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing AT&T, the former “Ma Bell” telecoms giant that has been a stalwart of the US blue-chip index since 1916. ...
Apple to join Dow Jones Industrial Index image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 6th of March 2015 04:03:14 PM
.... . The iPhone maker will replace US telecoms company AT&T in the index at the end of trading on March 18. ...
Apple set to join Dow Jones replacing AT&T image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of March 2015 03:16:57 PM
....Apple, the biggest US company by market value, will be included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 19 March. It replaces AT&T, which first joined the US stock market barometer in 1916. ...
Sim card firm links GCHQ and NSA to hack attacks  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of February 2015 11:04:15 AM
....Gemalto operates in 85 countries. Its clients include AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint among more than 400 wireless network providers across the world. ...
Apple's iPhone: The most profitable product in history image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 29th of January 2015 12:52:04 AM
....Like most Apple success stories, the iPhone can trace its roots back to Steve Jobs. Shortly after the first iPod was released in 2002, Jobs began thinking about an Apple phone and in 2005 he personally negotiated a partnership with mobile network AT&T, then known as Cingular, to develop the product. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:42:29 AM
....63 as the index’s run of gains extended into to a sixth day. Engineer Smiths Group topped the index, 54p better at 1136p, after signing a six-year deal with AT&T that will help it expand its operations. ...
Only two Brits make list of world's most marketable celebrities image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of January 2015 02:03:19 PM
.... . Contracts with Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders, AT&T and K-Mart took the actress Sofia Vergara to eighth place, while Kim Kardashian was ranked sixth after her attempt to break the internet with a provocative photoshoot in the magazine Paper and her marriage to Kanye West made her “one of the most talked about and immediately recognisable celebrities,” the report said. ...
Verizon 'approaches AOL about takeover or joint-venture' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of January 2015 12:41:29 AM
.... AOL's technology allows the buying and selling of online adverts to be automated depending on the video they are being shown with. Verizon hopes combining this with a future online video service will help it gain ground on AT&T, Bloomberg claimed. ...
City firm unveils less terrorist-y new name image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 20th of November 2014 02:20:47 PM
.... . However, earlier this month, Isis Wallet, a contactless payments venture by America's largest mobile operators, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile said that it would be changing its name to Softcard. ...

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