A $3.9 billion proposal to buy out Tribune Media has ended in acrimony, blocking a bid to create a media giant that could have rivaled Fox News. An unhappy Tribune Media is suing.
It is the first time in decades the government has challenged a standing legal doctrine by suing to block a merger.
The merger announced Sunday will be reviewed by the Justice Department and the FCC. It could make cellphones more expensive and reduce the telecommunications workforce.
Here's yet another reason to be concerned about the implications of AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner: The Daily Beast has detailed a sophisticated surveillance program created by AT&T that has been covertly providing U.S. law enforcement with consumers' data. And guess who profits from "Project Hemisphere"?
A survey of cable subscribers shows that a slim majority would like to cut the cord, and things are certainly trending that way, but most feel that just isn't an option.
There are plenty of reasons to worry about the proposal to combine Comcast, America's largest cable and broadband company, with Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable firm and third-largest broadband provider.
Mergers are all the rage these days, and in his bid to add a second U.S. carrier to his collection, Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son isn't pulling punches.
Given the financial and political power of Comcast, and the Obama administration's miserable record of protecting the public interest, the time to speak out and organize is now.
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