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1 hr ago | The Motley Fool

The Business of Sci-Fi: Can Comcast Turn Syfy Into the Next AMC?

Thanks to the success of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones , networks are offering more fantasy, sci-fi, and genre programming than ever before.

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4 hrs ago | Salon

Robert Reich: We're living in a new Gilded Age of wealth and power

We're in a new gilded age of wealth and power similar to the first gilded age when the nation's antitrust laws were enacted.

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8 hrs ago | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

TSMC: Apple's 64-Bit Processor Spurs Higher-Tech Chip Manufacturing

Last fall, Apple Inc. announced the advent of its new 64-bit processor and the mobile device industry plummeted into a frenzy.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Apple, Startups

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Comcast in talks with Charter over divestitures -source

Comcast Corp is in talks with Charter Communications over selling or spinning off roughly 3 million subscribers worth approximately $18 billion to $20 billion as part of the divestitures related to its $45.3 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Charter Communications, Telecom, Television

15 hrs ago | CED

Viewers binge on Comcast's latest Watchathon Week

Comcast said this year's edition of its Xfinity Watchathon Week set records for VOD consumption with 61 million views and 50 million hours of spend binging.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, The Mindy Project, Entertainment, Television

20 hrs ago | Deadline

The ABCs Of Aereo: Future of TV & Internet At Stake In Battle With...

Editors Note: This is the last of three Deadline posts that lay out the issues in the Aereo case, which Deadline Legal Editor Dominic Patten will cover from the Supreme Court next week.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Pandora Doesn't Want to Pay for Music Made Before 1972

Recording companies including Sony , Comcast -owned Universal, Time Warner's Warner Music, Capitol Records, and the independent label ABKCO filed a suit in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan against the popular online radio service Pandora over recordings made before 1972, which aren't protected under the same copyright laws as recordings ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sony, Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Media, Comcast, Television, Universal Television Group

Benzinga

Comcast, Time Warner Siad to be in Discussions to Sell Subscribers to ...

Comcast and Time Warner Cable have reportedly begun negotiations with Charter Communications to sell cable assets, including 3 million-5 million subscribers, in a deal that could be worth as much as $20 billion, according to Financial Times .

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Media, Universal Pictures, Comcast, Television, Universal Television Group

Salon

No, "cord-cutters" are not going to kill Comcast

No, cable is not doomed by "cord-cutting" Netflix and Hulu users. No, millennials are not going to put an end to "pay TV."

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OpenSecrets

The Comcast-FCC Revolving Door

The proposed merger between cable giants Comcast and Time Warner is a hotly contested issue in Congress, and angers flared again at a recent Senate hearing on the merger last week.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, Democrat

CBS Local

Man Pleads Guilty To Scam That Ripped Off Comcast For Over $2-Million

The man who prosecutors say was the ringleader in a scam that ripped off Comcast for nearly $2.5-million has admitted his role in the crime in a Montgomery County courtroom.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Montgomery County, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Phillymag.com

Al Franken Calls on Netflix to Oppose Comcast Merger

International Business Times reports that Sen. Al Franken - perhaps the most vocal opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner merger in Congress - is now calling on Netflix to join that opposition, sending an "impassioned" letter to Reed Hastings, CEO of the movie-streaming service.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Cable & Satellite

Thu Apr 17, 2014

America's Network

Verizon's wireline business trails AT&T, Comcast, others, says Seeking Alpha report

Verizon has made some solid innovations to its wireline network by enhancing the FiOS product line with its Quantum TV product, which offers enhanced DVR features.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite, Media, Universal Pictures, Comcast, Television, Universal Television Group

Benzinga

Apple Pioneered A Popular Tax Loophole Strategy And Saved Billions

Apple is known for pioneering and perfecting new technology, but investors may not be aware that the company also pioneered a popular tax strategy.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Apple, Startups

Switched

Yes, Netflix And Hulu Are Starting To Kill Cable

APRIL 08: The Comcast logo is pictured on the side of a truck sitting in a parking lot in Broomfield, Colorado, Friday, April 8, 2005.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Broomfield, CO

Christian Science Monitor

Comcast-Time Warner deal is bad for our democracy. Let's end it.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives, along with other executives and experts, are are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger and the Impact on Consumers," earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio

VentureBeat

Comcast: Binge watching actually helps live TV ratings

The best way to hook someone into an existing series of stories is to make sure they can start from the beginning.

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Seeking Alpha

Credit-Adjusted Dividend Yield: A Comcast Corporation Example

Comcast Corporation's traditional dividend yield is 1.86%, but this calculation implicitly assumes that the firm will never go bankrupt.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Financial Markets, Free Flow Power, Go Smart Solutions, Startups, Intelligent Systems, Direct Flow Medical, Financial Services, Investment Services

NewsBusters.org

Incest: NBC Shows Its Love for Parent Comcast's Merger Plan

When its parent company's planned merger made national news, NBC News turned into little more than the PR branch of Comcast.

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Daily Kos

MN-Sen: Al Franken (D) Urges Netflix To Weigh In On Comcast-TWC Deal

As you may or may not know, Senator Al Franken is a big opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and to make his case, he's calling on Netflix to speak up against this deal: In a letter Wednesday to Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings, the senator pressed Hastings to go on record about how the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal could hurt ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups, Netflix, Cable & Satellite, Al Franken, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live

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