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17 min ago | West Australian

WA talent a cut above in fashion stakes

With a mixture of excitement and trepidation, Perth's fashion talent are counting down the days until their creativity is unveiled at the city's premier fashion event. Designers are putting the finishing touches to collections that will go on show at the 16th annual Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Telstra Corporation, Telecom, TelstraClear, Next New Networks, Transaction Wireless, Fashion, Fashion Week

1 hr ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Chico Council seeks approval for new public broadcasting host

On Tuesday, the Chico City Council will consider an agreement with Upstate Community Enhancement Foundation to operate and maintain Channel 11, viewable via Comcast in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties. The foundation would be taking over for the city, which has assumed responsibility for that station after North Valley Community Access-TV ended its two-year agreement in April, citing ongoing financial challenges.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Comcast, Shasta County, CA, Non-Profit

2 hrs ago | KYTX-TV News

Fan hurt in fall at AT&T Stadium

You might want to get the ball rolling on your holiday travel plans. Industry experts predict a high demand for airline tickets this year.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Startups, Telecom, Versant, ATT, Fire

6 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

3 Reasons Time Warner Cable's Stock Could Fall

Most recently, the company reported year-over-year income growth of over 10% for its second quarter. Shares of the company have responded well to all the good news, up 16% year to date.

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Related Topix: Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Comcast

10 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Will Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon End Subsidized Phones?

The customer would receive a phone for well less than its full retail value in exchange for committing to the carrier for a certain period of time . Some, if not all, of the cost of the phone would be rolled into the monthly fees the customer paid, but he or she got a new device on the cheap and the company locked the user into Now, however, the day of subsidies may be coming to an end, as all the major phone carriers are offering cheaper service plans for customers willing to finance their phone or pay for it outright up front.

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Related Topix: AT&T, ATT, T-Mobile, Telecom, iPhone

14 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Cheaper Internet Service Could Be On its Way: Should AT&T and Comcast Be Scared?

Inspired by a request from the city of Wilson, N.C., and utility EPB of Chattanooga, Tenn., the FCC has pledged to make it easier for municipalities to offer their own broadband services. This probably sounds great to the 87% of Americans who use the Internet, but what does increased competition mean for companies such as AT&T recently asked the FCC to remove all state laws that prevent city-owned companies from offering broadband services.

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Related Topix: Comcast, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Wilson, NC, Internet Service Providers

19 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: Make sure Comcast provides low-income Internet access as part of merger

The digital divide remains as wide as the Central Valley for the poorest California children, but not because of a lack of interest among our low-income families. After a short news item aired on Spanish-language TV recently about an affordable home Internet offer, 2,700 calls jammed the call center – on a Friday night.

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Related Topix: Comcast, Media, Television, Universal Television Group, California, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Motley Fool

Why Comcast Is the Most Hated Company In America

You can upset activists with killer whales in captivity, underpaid retail employees, or genetically modified seeds, but nothing seems to tick Americans off more than a poorly maintained cable television and Internet empire. ) took top honors earlier this year in Consumerist's annual Worst Company in America tournament, beating out fellow Final Four competitors SeaWorld , Wal-Mart , and Monsanto .

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Comcast

Examiner.com

Angel Mary and the Tennessee Werewolves on TV this weekend

Nashville's own Angel Mary and the Tennessee Werewolves are on TV this weekend. They are appearing on the Behind the Scenes with Kenny Show.

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Related Topix: Hendersonville, TN, Charter Communications, Telecom, Television

KTVK Phoenix

Cox hiring for 150 positions in Phoenix

Cox Communications is looking to hire more than 150 people at its Phoenix locations. The cable company is recruiting for full-time sales and customer service positions and part-time collections positions.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Cox Communication, Telecom, Cox Communications, Television

Hollywood Reporter

Weather Channel Majority Owners Considering a Sale

No deal is imminent but two large equity funds are reportedly talking to investment bankers about putting the channel and related assets up for bid The two large equity funds that own majority interest in The Weather Channel have been considering selling their stake for at least a year, an informed source tells The Hollywood Reporter . That gives credence to a Friday report by Bloomberg that Blackstone Group and Bain Capital have talked with JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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Related Topix: Blackstone Group, Advertising, Startups, Bain Capital, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting, Comcast

Business Journal

Movers and shakers: Why high earners are putting Dallas in the rearview mirror

A report this week by moving company United Van Lines lists the Dallas metropolitan area as the No. 2 place in the country that people are leaving, second only to Washington D.C. In the same survey, Dallas ranks sixth for the top cities people are moving to, behind Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, AT&T, Startups, Telecom, Versant, ATT, UC Los Angeles

The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs down to the scam artist who is sending phony fire-safety fee invoices to eastern Madera County businesses. If you get an invoice from RMZ of Walnut Creek that seeks $413.11 or any other amount in fire fees, report it to local law enforcement.

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Related Topix: Madera County, CA, Comcast, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CED

AT&T eyes bundle of DirecTV and 50Mbps wireless broadband

If its acquisition of DirecTV is approved, AT&T plans to dedicate spectrum for a fixed wireless broadband complement to satellite TV services, according to comments made by AT&T Mobility president and CEO Ralph de la Vega on Friday. He also said signaled that AT&T has no interest in building out Wi-Fi networks.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology, Directv, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

Light Reading

Glimpsing the Self-Driving Car

Super Mobility Week -- Connected cars and the ultimate goal of a self-driving vehicle has been a hot topic in Vegas and beyond this week. Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Lowell McAdam predicted this week that autonomous autos could be on the road in the US within three to five years.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services, Verizon, ATT, Startups, Versant

News Max

Apple's New IPhones Face Up to Four-Week Shipping Delays

Apple Inc.'s new iPhones will take as many as four weeks to ship, a sign that early demand for the smartphones is outstripping supply. The iPhone 6 Plus, which has a larger display, will take three to four weeks for shoppers who pre-order online Friday, according to Apple's website, as people rushed to buy the smartphones hours after the company began taking pre-orders.

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Related Topix: iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Startups, Apple, iPhone, Cupertino, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Telecom, ATT

The Age

Could TPG be the first step to ruin NBN?

Letting TPG connect half a million apartments to a rival network by running fibre to the building's basement is a dangerous move for NBN Co's $41 billion national broadband network. Photo: Rob Homer NBN Co staff would've spent Thursday morning muttering into their cooling cappuccinos as they read the competition regulator and government's plans to let TPG Telecom eat their lunch by building a rival broadband network.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Telstra Corporation, Telecom, TelstraClear

Business Journal

Perficient opens new center; Graphite Lab funded; RadioShack falters: TechFlash 7 things

Perficient, the St. Louis-based software developer and technology consulting firm, just opened a delivery center in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Computers, IT Services, Perficient, Software, Savvis, Lafayette, LA, Qwest, Telecom, CenturyTel

Customer Interaction Solutions

Comcast Corporation Announces Promotions to Vice President and New Legal Regulatory Hire

Corporation today announced a series of corporate officer-level promotions and a new hire. Rudy N. Brioche, Lindsey Dickinson, David Don, Jordan Goldstein, and Sam Lancaster have all been promoted to Vice President, based in Washington, D.C., and Julie Laine has been hired as Vice President, based in Philadelphia, PA.

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Related Topix: Comcast, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Frank Lautenberg, Republican, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Thu Sep 11, 2014

West Australian

Exclusive - Univision to provide content for DirecTV online service by year end

Hispanic media giant Univision will be a major supplier of content when satellite operator DirecTV launches an Internet-delivered service aimed at a Hispanic audience, according to two people with knowledge of the agreement. Univision's content would be a crucial offering for DirecTV's online service, which is expected to launch later this year.

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Related Topix: Directv

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