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Saturday | Switched

Verizon To Launch Internet TV Service That Lets You Pay For Only The Channels You Want

The Verizon Communications Inc. logo is seen at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. The 2012 CES trade show, which runs through Jan 13, features more than 2,700 global technology companies presenting consumer tech products and is expected to draw over 140,000 attendees.

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services, Verizon, Las Vegas, NV, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Marketing

Saturday | Seeking Alpha

Why RadioShack Is Worth Avoiding

It's no surprise that RadioShack was headed for bankruptcy. Revenues have been on the decline for a while now, and debt's been piling up.

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Related Topix: Retail, RadioShack, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Banking, Deutsche Bank AG, Financial Services, Goldman Sachs, Investment Services, Consulting

Saturday | The Washington Post

Apple's New IPhones Face Up to 4 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 today, according to Apple's website, as people rushed to buy the handset 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, iPhone, Startups, Apple, Cupertino, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Consulting

Fri Sep 12, 2014

JD Supra

Flash Boy's luck runs out: Aleynikov takes his legal fees battle back to trial court

The last time TSW readers heard from Sergey " Flash Boy " Aleynikov, the underdog high-frequency trading guru had fought the law to a rare win: the New York State Supreme Court had tossed a raft of evidence in his second criminal case, finding that the feds' original arrest was tainted by a lack of probable cause. Aleynikov was recently back in court yet again, this time on former employer Goldman Sachs' Third Circuit appeal of the District of New Jersey's judgment that Goldman must pay Aleynikov's current and future defense fees , along with the related "fees on fees" .

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting

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, Consulting, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Hollywood Reporter

Liberty Global CEO: No Big Acquisitions on Horizon

John Malone 's international cable giant Liberty Global is not planning big acquisitions of content companies, CEO Mike Fries told an investor conference in New York on Friday. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, he said recent deals, such as one to acquire U.K. production firm All3Media in a joint deal with Discovery Communications , have been small, high-return and strategic.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting

Hollywood Reporter

DirecTV to Launch Web-Based Video Service for Hispanics This Year

CEO Mike White also discusses the planned NFL Sunday ticket and A&T deals and how to serve cord cutters Mike White , the CEO of pay-TV giant DirecTV, said Friday that the firm would launch a previously discussed online video service targeting Hispanics and was "highly confident" to have a finalized NFL Sunday Ticket renewal deal by year-end. "We don't have anything to announce today," he told the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York in a session that was webcast.

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Related Topix: Directv, Cable & Satellite, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Entertainment

RTE.ie

Today in the press

SIX OFFERS IN FOR MORAN AND BEWLEY'S HOTEL GROUP - Six offers have been received for the Moran and Bewley's Hotel Group, run by Limerick businessman Tom Moran and his family. All bids are above 400 million, a price that obliged its board to undertake a sales process under the terms of a restructuring agreement with its lenders late last year, writes the Irish Times.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Consulting

The Washington Post

Lincoln National Hires Giovanni for Investor Relations Post

Lincoln National Corp. hired Chris Giovanni, an analyst from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., as the insurer's head of investor relations. He replaces James Sjoreen, who previously announced he would retire at the end of this year, Radnor, Pennsylvania-based Lincoln said today in a statement.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Insurance, Lincoln National, MetLife, Prudential Financial, Consulting, Business News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

MediaPost

Dentsu Won't Buy Interpublic or Havas

Speaking at a Goldman Sachs investor conference in New York Thursday, Tim Andree, EVP at Japan-based Dentsu, said the holding company was not interested in purchasing either holding at this time. Dentsu acquired Aegis group in 2013 for about $5 billion, which is the largest acquisition made by the company to date.

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Related Topix: Office Equipment, Retail, Global Group of Companies, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Publicis Groupe SA, Advertising, DDB Worldwide Communications Group, Omnicom Group

Hollywood Reporter

Study: 5 Percent of Millennials Plan to Cut TV Cord

If a survey of 2,400 consumers is accurate, pay television distributors are about to lose five percent of their younger customers . The findings of a "Media Consumption Survey" were presented on Thursday at the 23rd Annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York by Mike Vorhaus at Frank N. Magid Associates.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Entertainment

Hollywood Reporter

Live Nation CEO: More Acquisitions Likely

Live Nation said Thursday its Ticketmaster unit has acquired Eventjoy for an undisclosed sum, and Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino touted the purchase at an investor's conference in New York, where he also said more acquisitions are likely. "On a global basis, there's obviously companies still out there that are in our space -- ticketing and concerts on a global basis.

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Related Topix: Ticketmaster, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Time Warner, Media, Computers, AOL

San Jose Mercury News

Pandora strikes BMG deal for hits from Sinatra to Jay-Z

Pandora Media, the pioneering Internet radio service, reached a licensing agreement with rights management group BMG for hit songs of musicians and artists ranging from Beyonce to Frank Sinatra. Pandora and the music industry have been fighting over the cost of royalties and licensing for several years, and this deal "ensured a royalty structure that works better for both of us," Pandora Chief Financial Officer Mike Herring said at an investor conference hosted by Goldman Sachs in New York on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Pandora, Pop/Rock, BMG, Startups, Pandora Media, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Business News

Hollywood Reporter

Scripps Networks Interactive CEO: Travel Channel Growth Is Priority

Scripps Networks Interactive CEO Ken Lowe called the company's Travel Channel "a work in progress" and said its growth, especially among women, is one of his top priorities. "We're really going out of the Scripps playbook where it's more about catering to an upscale audience," Lowe said Thursday at the 23rd Annual Goldman Sachs Coummunacopia Conference in New York.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Entertainment

Engadget

Verizon eyes 2015 launch for internet TV service, chats a la carte options

If you've been champing at the bit to hear more about Verizon's upcoming television offerings, CEO Lowell McAdam has spilled a few more details. During remarks at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York, the chief executive said that the launch of the wireless company's online TV service would arrive "probably late in the first half of 2015."

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Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Gadgets

Hollywood Reporter

AMC Networks CEO Compares 'Walking Dead' to NFL

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan at an investor conference in New York on Thursday compared AMC hit show The Walking Dead to the NFL. Appearing at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, he said: "It actually delivers audience like the NFL."

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Related Topix: Real Estate, American Mortgage Acceptance, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Entertainment

The Washington Post

Fortress Hires Goldman Sachs's Rosenberg for Gaming and Leisure

Fortress Investment Group LLC, the first publicly traded hedge-fund and private-equity manager in the U.S., hired Adam Rosenberg from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to lead credit investments in gaming and leisure companies. Rosenberg, who was global head of gaming investment banking at Goldman Sachs, spent 16 years at the New York-based investment bank, according to a statement today.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom, Law, Business News

Hispanic Business

Goldman Sachs Commodities Fund Offshore Ltd Files SEC Form D, Notice...

Our editors provided additional information about Form D: Companies selling securities in reliance on a Regulation D exemption or a Section 4 exemption from the registration provisions of the '33 Act must file a Form D as notice of such a sale. The form must be filed no later than 15 days after the first sale of securities.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Resource Investing News

Iron Prices Take a Hit on Oversupply

In what Goldman Sachs is calling the end of the "Iron Age," iron ore prices have fallen 38 percent so far this year. And, if weak demand continues, they could keep dropping.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting

The Washington Post

Goldman Said to Lead $350 Million Buyout of Debt Fund Holdings

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s asset- management arm is the lead investor in a transaction to purchase stakes in two older distressed-debt funds overseen by a former unit of Carlyle Group LP's TCW Group Inc., two people with knowledge of the deal said. Goldman Sachs Asset Management agreed to lead a syndicate that will buy stakes from investors in 2002 and 2005 funds run by Crescent Capital Group LP, which separated from TCW in 2011, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Consulting, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Personal Finance, Retirement, Business News

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