President Donald Trump repeatedly singled out AT&T’s deal to buy Time Warner during the campaign as the kind of combination he wouldn’t allow as president. But after the Trump administration this week picked a longtime antitrust lawyer, Makan Delrahim, to head the Justice Department office that reviews mergers, the threats to block AT&T appear ever more likely to be another campaign trail promise that won’t be fulfilled. Before Trump nominated Makan, who worked in the J...
Basketball fans with limited funds who still want to experience March Madness action from courtside may be in luck--thanks to a new virtual reality app. Ahead of the second weekend of March Madness games, the NCAA said it has made its new NCAA March Madness Live VR App available to download through the Oculus store for use on Samsung Gear VR devices. Fans who download the app will be able to watch six of the remaining NCAA Tournament games--including the two Final Four games and the championship...
Hundreds of Warner Bros. movie titles will soon be available to stream online in China after the Hollywood studio cut a deal with a Netflix-like company in that country. On Tuesday, Time Warner-owned Warner Bros. announced its new licensing agreement with iQiyi, the streaming video platform owned by Chinese Internet search giant Baidu. The deal gives iQiyi streaming rights to a list of about 200 Warner Bros. movies, from the Harry Potter film franchise to Academy Award-winner Gravity. The Chines...
AT&T is hoping that promotions can keep bringing in new subscribers for the DirecTV Now live-streaming television service. The telecoms giant recently announced that, for a limited time, customers can receive a full year of HBO for no additional cost if they sign up for one of DirecTV Now’s two pricier subscription tiers. That means savings of $60 for the full year--HBO usually costs an extra $5 per month for DirecTV Now subscribers. The catch? It only applies to either the Go Big chan...
The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress that he did not agree with President Donald Trump’s comments that certain media outlets are an “enemy” of the people and would act independently of the White House on media-related matters. In a letter released on Monday, Republican chairman Ajit Pai, tapped by Trump in January to head the body that regulates broadcast television, radio, and other media outlets, told Senate Democrats in response to a serie...
On a day with only a few major March Madness upsets, the NCAA still managed to pull in some of the best ratings for the tournament’s first Thursday in decades. The NCAA said on Friday that the four networks (CBS and Turner Broadcasting’s TBS, TNT, and TruTV) airing college basketball games on Thursday--the first full day of March Madness--scored Nielsen household ratings that were up 5% from the tournament’s first day last year. According to the NCAA, the four networks averaged...
AT&T has won approval from the European Commission for its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier said on Wednesday. The merger, which still requires approval from the U.S. Department of Justice, is expected to close by the end of the year, AT&T t said. During his election campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump had said that he opposes the merger, and in January a transition official told Reuters that Trump...
Time Warner will soon launch a video streaming service featuring classic cartoon favorites like Scooby Doo and Bugs Bunny. The ad-free service, called Boomerang -- affiliated with the TV network of the same name -- is the first to stream these cartoons online, The Verge reports, and will retain exclusive rights after the launch. Other titles offered in the service include classics like Tom and Jerry, The Jetsons and The Flintstones, as well as some new series. Boomerang is expected to launch thi...
Your childhood favorite cartoons will soon be available for streaming with Time Warner Inc.'s online subscription video service called Boomerang. The production house's timeless animation franchises that includes the likes of Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo are a few noteworthy favorites that will be featured amongst the 5,000 titles. In addition to the classic animations, Boomerang will produce new and original content for the service including, Dorothy & The Wizard of Oz as ...
Time Warner Cable, now a part of Charter Communications, is on the hook for $139.8 million after a Kansas City, Missouri, jury found it guilty of violating nearly a half-dozen Sprint VoIP patents. The post Jury orders Time Warner Cable to pay $139M for infringing on Sprint patents appeared first on Digital Trends.
Apple may be one of the most valuable companies in the world, with a market capitalization of more than $700 billion and a cash hoard of close to $250 billion. But all of that power and money hasn’t helped the company figure out how exactly to integrate movies and TV into its universe. A recent report in the New York Post paints a picture of a company with all the resources in the world, but no real vision for what it wants to do when it comes to Hollywood. According to various sources, se...
Hulu will provide customer help 24 hours a day, seven days a week ahead of the upcoming launch of its live TV streaming service, and plans to open a service center by the fall, doubling investment in customer service over the next year so it can cope better with any glitches that arise, the company told Reuters this week. The TV streaming service provider, which is owned by Walt Disney dis , Comcast cmcsa , 21st Centur...
The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission does not expect to review AT&T’s planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, a spokesman for the agency said on Monday. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai had told the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that he did not foresee a role for the FCC on the takeover and his comments were confirmed to Reuters by FCC spokesman Neil Grace. Last Thursday, Time Warner said it plans to sell a broa...
Time Warner said on Thursday it plans to sell a broadcast station in Atlanta to Meredith, which could help speed the company’s planned merger with AT&T. In January, AT&T t said it expected to be able to bypass the Federal Communications Commission in its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner twx because it would not seek to transfer any Time Warner licenses. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday ...
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner--and son-in-law of President Donald Trump--complained about CNN’s coverage of the nascent Administration during a meeting with a senior executive from the news network’s parent company, the Wall Street Journal reports. Kushner told Gary Ginsberg, Time Warner’s twx executive vice president of corporate marketing and communications, about his concerns regarding what he saw as “unfair coverage s...
A long-awaited framework for allowing drone flights over people -- a key step in the growth of the industry -- has been put on hold because of security concerns, prompting fears that the standards will get caught up in the anti-regulatory push of President Donald Trump's administration. The dreams of companies such as Amazon.com Inc. to deliver packages by drone or of mobile-phone companies to check their towers in urban areas with them depends on the Federal Aviation Administration crafting th...
If you're a telecommuter, an entrepreneur, or a technology lover, and fiber broadband is coming to your area, then you're likely chomping at the bit to get it installed as soon as it's available.I know I am. Since Google Fiber named my city as fertile ground for gigabit broadband, other internet providers like ATT have raced to match Google with ridiculously fast internet plans of their own. Google Fiber has succeeded in reigniting competition for faster internet across the US. However, now that...
Companies make all kinds of excuses to not bring women onto the team, from a broken pipeline to not wanting to "lower" rel="noFollow" their standards. Finding women to add to a company's board is even harder since the job listings aren't posted publicly and advertised widely to attract a diverse network, says Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, CEO of Joyus and founder of theBoardlist. "When a board seat opens, the typical process is that a CEO will turn to their few, most trusted peers for recommendatio...
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Reliable news is now a highly desired commodity.  US news sources are highly suspect as money buys news, now.  The most censor-free news, is likely to come from outside sources. This is a world where money seems to have such control over journalistic integrity. Is there no place for the reader to turn for unbiased news? The short answer is an emphatic yes. When it comes to “censorship”, news can be censored either by the over-reach of government entities, or by a corporate stranglehold...