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17 hrs ago | 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, Comcast, Media, Television

18 hrs ago | Business Journal

Al Franken tells Netflix CEO to oppose Comcast-TWC deal

Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, wrote a letter to the CEo of Netflix asking him to oppose the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

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

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, Comcast, Media, Universal Pictures, Television

Wed Apr 16, 2014

FishBowl

Mediabistro Early Bird Newsfeed

NBCUniversal Launches Original-Video Initiative for Digital The news networks are growing more digital by the day, and now NBCUniversal is launching an original video initiative that will appear across the company's various digital and video-on-demand platforms.

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Related Topix: Social Software, hulu, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Comedy, Entertainment, 9

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts

Comcast has received an average recommendation of "Buy" from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, American Banking News.com reports .

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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Light Reading

TWC Reveals RDK Set-Top Plans

Playing catchup ball with its two RDK Management partners, Time Warner Cable has finally spilled some of the beans about its first IP set-top box to be equipped with Reference Design Kit software.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, NaviSite, Comcast, Media, Television, Marketing

Forbes.com

Silicon Valley CEOs Support The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

But invariably these critics focus on hypothetical dangers while ignoring concrete, tangible benefits.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast Short Interest Up 6.4% in March

Comcast was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in January. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 60,122,139 shares, a growth of 6.4% from the March 14th total of 56,495,523 shares, Analyst Ratings Network reports.

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

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Lansing State Journal

David Cohen: Comcast/TWC is pro-consumer, pro-competitive

Earlier this year, Comcast and Time Warner Cable agreed to combine operations in order to create a stronger national competitor that can invest to offer better and faster Internet service, a richer and more diverse television experience, and more innovation and advanced services for residential and business customers alike.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, TV, Electronics

TechCrunch

ZEFR Is Selling MovieClips To Comcast's Fandango

Los Angeles-based ZEFR has built a huge business by helping content owners and brands to track and monetize video content on YouTube.

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Related Topix: Fandango, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Marketing

Fri Apr 11, 2014

America's Network

Comcast, UConn develop security innovation center

Comcast and the University of Connecticut have entered a pact to conduct computer security analysis by creating a new Center of Excellence for Security Innovation at UConn's Storrs, Conn., campus.

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

Thu Apr 10, 2014

New York Post

TV golf startup stuck in sand trap

Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen, Time Warner Cable Inc. Executive Vice President and CFO Arthur Minson, Public Knowledge CEO Gene Kimmelman, Back9Network CEO James Bosworth and Spot On Networks CEO Richard Sherwin testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger on Capitol Hill in Washington ... (more)

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Television, Media, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, NaviSite, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Los Angeles, CA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

PHONE+

Comcast Lays Out TWC Merger Argument, Says It Will Benefit Businesses

Comcast Corp ., the largest U.S. cable company, on Tuesday said its $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc .

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Comcast pitches Time Warner deal as boost to innovation

Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company, is telling regulators it can offer advanced video services and spread high-speed Internet service without harming competition if it's allowed to buy No.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Media, Television, Time Warner, Computers, Publishing, Shooting People, DC Comics

Mon Apr 07, 2014

AlertNet

NBC executive predicts first win in a decade in key U.S. age group

Longtime ratings laggard NBC is expected to win this season's broadcast TV ratings race in the age group most prized by advertisers, 18 to 49, for the first time in a decade, NBC Universal Chief Executive Steve Burke said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Media, Television, Nielsen, CBS, Showtime Networks

The Motley Fool

Forget Regulatory Risk: This Is What Can Sink the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

If it goes through, the agreement could easily ignite a wave of megamergers across the media industry, as competitors scramble to snatch market share and remain in the game against one behemoth of a cable business.

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Related Topix: Media, Television, Liberty Media

Wed Apr 02, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Comcast EVP Unloads $1,525,833 in Stock

Comcast EVP David L. Cohen unloaded 30,474 shares of the company's stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 1st.

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

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Business Journal

High demand: Washington leads the nation in binge-watching

Washington, Dallas and San Francisco rank as the cities which binge the most when it comes to streaming multiple episodes of television shows, according to Comcast.

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Related Topix: Television, Media, Philadelphia, NY

Stories

Island Def Jam Breaks Up, Executives Shuffle Around

Universal Music Group is breaking up Island Def Jam Music Group . It will break up into three separately operating entities: Def Jam , Island , and Motown .

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Related Topix: Media, Universal Music Group, Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Television

The Motley Fool

After Its Latest Blockbuster Deal, Is Comcast a Good Bet?

Comcast trumped John Malone-backed Charter Communications by making an unmatchable offer for Time Warner Cable, which was subsequently accepted.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Media, Television, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications

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