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News on Comcast (Ticker: CMCSA) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Benzinga

's Weekend M&A Chatter

The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Friday April 18 through Sunday April 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, AstraZeneca, AstraZeneca Group, thePlatform, Cable & Satellite

7 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Week Ahead: Apple, Facebook Lead Earnings Rush

U.S. stock investors can expect another wild ride this coming week as almost one third of S&P 500 companies report earnings.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Cable & Satellite, Zong, Housing

12 hrs ago | World News Report

Cupertino Real Estate Market Report Released By George Saghafian of LuxuryBayAreaRealEstate.com

Cupertino real estate agent George Saghafian releases market report detailing home prices in high-tech community where Apple is headquartered.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Cupertino, CA, Real Estate, Housing, Apple, Startups, Home Listing, Home

16 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Harry Potter helps Universal take bigger share of theme-park attendance

Universal Orlando 's second Harry Potter land is set to open by summer, and that could be bad news for Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando .

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Related Topix: Consulting, International Theme Park Services, Universal Studios, Cable & Satellite

20 hrs ago | New York Daily News

More and more customers are cutting the cable TV cord

That's what some cable subscribers are asking themselves as service costs skyrocket even as many popular programs are free or cost just a few bucks online.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Audio and Video, Cable & Satellite, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, Ipad, Science / Technology, New York, Entertainment

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite

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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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite

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

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

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

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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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite

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

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