AT&T announces a half-stock, half-cash deal to acquire Time Warner, valuing the company at $85.4B — - New company with complementary strengths to lead the next wave of innovation in converging media and communications industry. —Combination unlike any other …
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: AT&T to buy Time Warner in media mega-deal
Marion Dakers / Telegraph: Time Warner and AT&T say ‘no grounds’ to block $108bn merger
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: It's Official: AT&T to Buy Time Warner
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: AT&T Buys Warner Bros., HBO, Turner Corporate Parent
Kurt Badenhausen / Forbes: Chicago Cubs Win Sets Stage For Most Expensive World Series Tickets In Baseball History
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter: Peter Chernin Poised for Top Time Warner Role If $85 Billion AT&T Deal Closes
Todd Olmstead / @toddjolmstead: Handy guide to who owns what http://www.wsj.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Dennis K. Berman / @dkberman: Since 1984, AT&T devoured: Time Warner, DirecTV, SBC, TCI, BellSouth, Ameritech, Cingular, Alltell, Western Wireless, McCaw, SNET, Dobsonpic.twitter.com/XKsgQdGcdM
Tony Maglio / The Wrap: Trump as President Won't Approve AT&T-Time Warner, Will Break Up Comcast-NBCU (Video)
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: The Time Warner-Chicago Cubs Chronology
Robert Donachie / The Daily Caller: AT&T Scoops Up Time Warner For A Cool $85 Billion
T.C. Sottek / The Verge: AT&T to buy HBO, CNN, and the rest of Time Warner for more than $80 billion
David Z. Morris / Fortune: How the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Could Hurt Consumers
Seth Fiegerman / CNNMoney: What AT&T's Time Warner deal means for Verizon
Keach Hagey / @keachhagey: The deal is done: AT&T, Time Warner boards meeting today to approve merger. Announcement coming tonight. w/ @tgryta http://on.wsj.com/2esPIcL
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Media consolidation, 2016: Facebook versus a smaller and smaller number of telecoms buying up content as fast as they can.
Om Malik / @om: Say hello to more and more zero rating, thanks to the $85 billio purchase of Time Warner by AT&T http://www.nytimes.com/...
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider: Tim Kaine weighs in on potential AT&T's purchase of Time Warner: ‘I share those concerns’ about media mergers
@wsj: Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes will leave after an interim period following AT&T deal http://www.wsj.com/...
Brian Steinberg / Variety: AT&T, Time Warner Merger Banks on Mobile Video, Multiplatform Growth
Cameron Clarke / The Drum: AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner for $85bn in a move to create a new media behemoth
Tren Griffin / @trengriffin: “FCC and AT&T Decree Failed to Anticipate the Role of Wireless Competition” https://www.justice.gov/... Now there's an understatement.
Kontra / @counternotions: Remember how AT&T bought biz-tech company NCR in 1991 for $7.4B and spun it off for $3.4B in 1997?
Matthew Yglesias / Vox: AT&T buying Time Warner looks like an ego-driven mistake
Joe Flint / @jbflint: TWX CEO Jeff Bewkes first told AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson it wasn't for sale, per Stephenson. Playing hard to get! https://www.youtube.com/...
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: AT&T Completes $85 Billion Purchase of Time Warner
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Here are Trump's full comments about media consolidation— “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few” http://cnn.it/2eryDhE
Joe Bel Bruno / Hollywood Reporter: AT&T Buys Time Warner in Transformative Hollywood Deal for Cord-Cutting Age
Los Angeles Times: AT&T clinches $85-billion deal for Time Warner to create entertainment powerhouse
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion
Pete Pachal / Mashable: How the AT&T-Time Warner deal threatens net neutrality
Edmund Lee / Recode: AT&T will buy Time Warner for $85 billion. Now what?
Jon Fingas / Engadget: AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
Edmund Lee / @edmundlee: release cites things like “addressable advertising” and OTT content. So, basically, no synergies. This is a weird deal.
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: It's official: AT&T to acquire Time Warner at a premium - each share worth $107.50. Will assuredly draw strong scrutiny from fed regulators
Steve Kovach / Business Insider: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85 billion
Steven Sinofsky / @stevesi: 1/ Today, just can't imagine what it must feel like to have worked on AT&T anti-trust case. 35yrs basically putting it back together. BUT...
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable: You damn well should care about the AT&T and Time Warner deal
Zack Kaplan / @zjkaplan: 1/ Some thoughts on $T / $TWC (because I need a take!)
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times: Who's Behind the Deal Between AT&T and Time Warner
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Same. It's a sign that AT&T doesn't really know what else to do http://twitter.com/...
Scott Austin / @scottmaustin: New AT&T: wireless firm, satellite TV/web provider, movie studio, cable network, record label, news broadcaster, theme park developer
Matthew Zeitlin / @mattzeitlin: There's a lot of new energy in antitrust circles who want regulators to look vertically, this deal could be the ideal test case
Kenneth Li / @kenli729: What happened over the last seven years that made the marriage of content and distribution valuable again? What has Comcast done for NBCU?
Rich Greenfield / @richbtig: “Jeff Bewkes will end up being remembered as the smartest CEO in sector - knowing when to sell and not overstaying his welcome” https://twitter.com/...
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: Trump Would Oppose AT&T-TW Combination
Jim Zarroli / NPR: AT&T To Buy Time Warner For $85 Billion
Keach Hagey / @keachhagey: Updated with exact deal terms: AT&T buying TWX at $107.50 a share. W/ @danacimilluca @tgryta http://www.wsj.com/... via @WSJ
Bonnie Kristian / The Week: AT&T reaches $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner
Adam H. Johnson / @adamjohnsonnyc: One company already has control of HBO, CNN, Warner Bros & DC Comics. It's called Time Warner. https://twitter.com/...
Matthew Zeitlin / @mattzeitlin: The ghost of Kabletown haunts AT&T's bid for Time Warnerhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/ matthewzeitlin/att-wants-to-own-cnn-and - hbo-will-washington-let-them?utm_term= .yjAvkjv1Y ...
Roger Fingas / AppleInsider: AT&T to buy Time Warner for $80B, deal announcement imminent - report [u: confirmed]
Zach Epstein / BGR: WSJ: AT&T will acquire Time Warner for more than $80 billion
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Reaction to AT&T swallow of Time Warner swift
Eve Peyser / Gizmodo: AT&T Reaches $80 Billion Deal to Purchase Time Warner
David Z. Morris / Fortune: AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for More Than $80 Billion
Kate Palmer / Telegraph: AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner in $80bn deal
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: Facebook's market cap of $379 billion is bigger than the first three of these combined. Google's > sum of all. https://twitter.com/...
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Trump: I Would Stop AT&T-Time Warner Merger, ‘Deals Like This Destroy Democracy’
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: WSJ: AT&T agrees to acquire Time Warner for >$80 billion, deal to be announced shortly (update: official!)
Aaron Nagler / @aaronnagler: The same AT&T that owns DirectTV. Ma Bell is back. http://twitter.com/...
Max J. Rosenthal / @maxjrosenthal: So everyone hates their cable, everyone hates their broadband, everyone hates their cell carrier, and this is the answer? Great job, guys. http://twitter.com/...
Greg Evans / Deadline: Report: AT&T Reaches $80B+ Deal To Acquire Time Warner; Announcement Could Come As Early As Tonight
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Wouldn't it be great if a giant telecom company owned CNN? What a time to be alive http://twitter.com/...
Brian Santo / Light Reading: That Was Quick: AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85B
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger: AT&T To Acquire Time Warner, Becoming Latest Media Giant With Cross-Device Mojo
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Remember when the cable and telco guys wanted to build their own version of the Internet? Well, it's happening. It just took awhile
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: With ATT looking to buy Time Warner, telecom companies are content companies, too (e.g. Comcast). Net neutrality is more crucial than ever.
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: Time Warner Stock Spikes on AT&T Takeover Talk
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine: AT&T to Purchase Time Warner for $80 Billion in Latest Media Megamerger
Andrew Wallenstein / @awallenstein: Because, my friend, Netflix owns very little content (at this point), while TWX owns tons of content. Netflix is a mere platform. https://twitter.com/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Comcast should not have been allowed to buy NBC Universal. The unsavory, anti-competitive AT&T-TW deal is a result. http://www.bloomberg.com/...
New York Times:
AT&T-Time Warner deal will likely face tougher regulatory scrutiny and higher political hurdles than earlier Comcast-NBCUniversal deal — A cable and internet provider decides to buy an entertainment conglomerate. — The merger is met with skepticism by industry analysts and outrage …
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Kara Swisher / Recode: Resistance from Time Warner execs like Jeff Bewkes, head of HBO at the time, doomed the AOL merger, which raises questions about the prospects of the AT&T deal
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: AT&T's new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: Donald Trump rips into possible AT&T-Time Warner deal
Rich Greenfield / @richbtig: “...a clear regulatory consensus that the behavioral remedies imposed on Comcast/NBC had failed” Thnx @BuzzFeed https://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/3IdZ13uBj6
Matthew Zeitlin / @mattzeitlin: To shareholders: it's good to own content directly. To regulators: oh no don't worry all distribution deals will be at arms length.
Jake Smith / ZDNet: AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
Mark Rogowsky / Forbes: AT&T-Time Warner Merger: Everybody Wants To Rule The World?
Cynthia Littleton / Variety: Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes to Exit After AT&T Deal Closes
Paul R. La Monica / @lamonicabuzz: I can finally explain to my mother what i do for a living. I'll just tell her I work for the phone company. $T $TWXhttp://money.cnn.com/2016/10/22/ media/att-time-warner/index.html ...
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CNN Parent Time Warner Will Sell to AT&T for $85 Billion
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Trump Would Block AT&T/TW Merger
Emma Hinchliffe / Mashable: Mega merger alert: AT&T to pay $85 billion for Time Warner
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: AT&T Reaches $80 Billion Agreement to Buy Time Warner, WSJ Reports
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Trump wins endorsement from Las Vegas Review-Journal, bought by Republican megadonor and casino owner Sheldon Adelson in late 2015 — Donald Trump has received a scant few newspaper endorsements in the 2016 race, but he's finally received one from a major city newspaper: The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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Rosemary Rossi / The Wrap: Trump's First Major Newspaper Endorsement Comes From Sheldon Adelson-Owned Outlet
Maggie Haberman / New York Times: Donald Trump Gets First Major Endorsement in Las Vegas
David Corn / @davidcorndc: This is funny. https://twitter.com/...
Tim S Clark / @timsclark: As seen this morning in Las Vegas, Nevada. #SundayMorning #PodestaEmails16pic.twitter.com/ ANDR7J1oWk
Carter Woodiel / AOL: Donald Trump receives his first major newspaper endorsement
Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair: Trump Campaign Admits Things Don't Look Good
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Sources: Curt Schilling is joining Breitbart to host political daily online radio show — With it is looking increasingly unlikely Donald Trump will be heading to the White House, the prospect that he will partner with his campaign CEO, Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon …
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Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: Curt Shilling, fired by ESPN, joins Breitbart http://nymag.com/...
Media Matters for America: Breitbart News To Hire Curt Schilling Days After He Was Criticized By The Head Of The Anti-Defamation League
Jordan Graham / Boston Herald: Curt Schilling makes pitch downtown for Donald Trump
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast: Curt Schilling Launches Senate Bid with Brutal Jake Tapper Interview
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Curt Schilling Is Reportedly Joining Breitbart
Jalal Baig / Salon: The sad decline of baseball hero Curt Schilling: From “bloody sock” to right-wing afterthought
Dan Diamond / @ddiamond: Friday: Asks on live TV why Jews vote for Democrats. Sunday: Joining Breitbart. http://nymag.com/...
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook plans to show more images and stories with graphic content, including violence and nudity, if they're “newsworthy, significant or of public interest” — Facebook will soon display more graphic content including violence and nudity that would normally violate its policies …
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Jason Kint / @jason_kint: At this point, it's obvious they are a media company. If so, which are most important, the legal or investor implications? https://twitter.com/...
Julia Carrie Wong / Guardian: How a cancer group thwarted Facebook's censorship: square breasts
Abby Ohlheiser / Washington Post: Facebook will consider whether graphic content is ‘newsworthy’ before censoring it
David Cohen / SocialTimes: Facebook to Allow More ‘Newsworthy’ Posts That May Violate Community Standards
Seth Fiegerman / CNNMoney: Facebook to allow graphic posts if deemed ‘newsworthy’
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Facebook bucks censorship in favor of newsworthy or public interest images and stories
Karissa Bell / Mashable: Facebook is about to become more NSFW
Alex Heath / Business Insider: Facebook plans to show more potentially offensive and ‘newsworthy’ posts in your News Feed
Eric Lieberman / The Daily Caller: Cancer Awareness Group Draws Square Breasts For Video After Facebook Censors It
Graham Lovelace / @glovelace: It can't have it both ways. Facebook IS a media company. https://twitter.com/...
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook staff wanted to block some Trump posts as hate speech, like one on banning Muslim immigrants; Zuckerberg chose to keep them — Ruling by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to keep presidential candidate's posts spurred heated internal debates — Some of Republican presidential candidate …
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Eunice Alcala / The Inquisitr News: After Mark Zuckerberg's Refusal To Remove Donald Trump's Spiteful Posts, Several Facebook Employees Threatened To Quit
Julia Carrie Wong / Guardian: Zuckerberg proves he is Facebook's editor by allowing Trump's hate speech
Kelsey M. Sutton / @kelseymsutton: Facebook is having to change how it enforces its community standards because of the 2016 election http://www.wsj.com/... pic.twitter.com/QyJ1HhGMik
Mark Wilson / BetaNews: Warning: Mark Zuckerberg decides what's newsworthy, making him the world's most powerful editor
Mathew Ingram / Fortune: Facebook Says It Still Isn't a Media Company Despite Deciding What's Newsworthy
@mikeisaac: the most powerful company in the world has no backbone. (good from @dseetharaman) http://www.wsj.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Jessica Conditt / Engadget: Facebook employees argued to ban Trump's posts over hate speech
Sophie Kleeman / Gizmodo: Facebook Employees Threatened to Quit Over Trump: Report
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine: Facebook Deigns to Allow ‘Newsworthy’ Posts
Alex Heath / AOL: Facebook employees wanted to block Donald Trump for hate speech, but Mark Zuckerberg said no (FB)
Jeva Lange / The Week: Facebook employees fought to have Donald Trump's posts removed for hate speech
Jessica Guynn / USA Today: Facebook employees tried to remove Trump posts as hate speech
Eric Owles / @owlese: @MikeIsaac @dseetharaman Zuckerberg is going to solve his problem with conservatives by creating a problem with liberals.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Dyn says Friday's DDoS attack on its DNS service came from tens of millions of IPs, and involved the Mirai botnet of IoT devices — Friday morning is prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing your usual sites …
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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times: Internet Attack Spreads, Disrupting Major Websites
Michael DeCesare / TechCrunch: How massive DDoS attacks are undermining the Internet
Joseph Cox / @josephfcox: First, people just logged into IP cameras with default creds. Then, they made websites that catalogued the cameras. Then, they made botnets.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: DDoS on Dyn Impacts Twitter, Spotify, Reddit
Samuel Burke / CNNMoney: Chinese firm acknowledges inadvertent role in cyberattack
Brianna Wu / @spacekatgal: It's unacceptable that @amazon is still selling these devices that endanger our internet. It's time for the @FCC to step in. http://twitter.com/...
Steven Melendez / Fast Company: After Years Of Warnings, Internet Of Things Devices To Blame For Big Internet Attack
William Turton / Gizmodo: Today's Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future
David Z. Morris / Fortune: How Hackers Make Money from DDoS Attacks
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard: Twitter, Reddit, Spotify Were Collateral Damage In Major Internet Attack
Christopher Heine / Adweek: Massive Cyberattacks Dramatically Hurt Revenues for All Kinds of Internet Players
Emma Stefansky / Vanity Fair: Black Mirror and Mr. Robot Had the Perfect Responses to Yesterday's Internet Outage
Eric Johnson / Recode: Friday's huge internet outage, explained
Jonathan Zdziarski / @jzdziarski: Everyone thought it'd be futuristic killing machines that ended humanity, but in reality has turned out to be an angry mob of toasters.
Lindsey Pulse / AOL: WikiLeaks supporters claim they broke the Internet
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post: Why Twitter, Spotify and other major online services may be inaccessible
Chris Myers / Forbes: What The Latest Global DDoS Attack Means For Entrepreneurs
Julie Bort / Business Insider: The internet is still actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys
William Turton / Gizmodo: DNS provider Dyn is investigating and mitigating a third wave of DDoS attacks causing widespread outages across many popular sites in the US and Europe
@briankrebs: Flashpoint is now reporting that the attack on Dyn today is in fact being launched by a Mirai-based IoT botnet
Lorenzo Franceschi-B / @lorenzofb: Dyn posts an update with a little bit more details on the two DDoS attacks they suffered today.pic.twitter.com/iZgeHDpxtP
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web: A massive DDOS attack against Dyn DNS is causing havoc online [Updated]
Matt Pearce / @mattdpearce: “Virtually an entire company's product line has...been turned into a botnet that is now attacking the United States” http://krebsonsecurity.com/...
Jessica Conditt / Engadget: Blame the Internet of Things for today's web blackout
Bonnie Kristian / The Week: WikiLeaks says its supporters are responsible for Friday's huge cyberattack
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform
Lisa Lacy / The Drum: Internet of things security under scrutiny after home devices were turned into hackers for Friday's massive web attack
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: Who Makes the IoT Things Under Attack?
Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNNMoney: Widespread cyberattack takes down sites
Wil Screamton / @wilw: “The password is hardcoded into the firmware, and the tools necessary to disable it are not present.” OMFG. http://twitter.com/...
Kif Leswing / Business Insider: A massive cyberattack caused major websites to go down across the internet
Colin Daileda / Mashable: The most ironic thing about this massive internet attack
Janko Roettgers / Variety: Widespread Internet Attack Continues to Affect Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and Dozens of Other Sites
Alex Pfeiffer / The Daily Caller: WikiLeaks Says Supporters Behind Nationwide Cyber Attack
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: WikiLeaks to Its Supporters: ‘Stop Taking Down the US Internet, You Proved Your Point’
Colin Lecher / The Verge: The Feds are investigating today's massive DDoS attacks
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: The most obvious question about today's DDOS attack is what devices are compromised. Are journalists not even asking? They should tell us.
Brianna Wu / @spacekatgal: After being forced to use use Facebook for almost 20 minutes during the outage, I take back everything I ever said, Twitter. Never leave.
Nat Levy / GeekWire: Tech executives explain how cyberattacks took down Amazon, Twitter, Reddit and more
Carolyn L. Todd / Refinery29: The Internet Was Down & Everyone Is Blaming Black Mirror Of Course
Ben Dandridge-Lemco / The FADER: Cyber Attack Takes Down Major Sites Including Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Mass internet disruption caused by DDoS attack on DNS company Dyn (update)
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget: Why the Internet fell apart today
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard: Blame the Internet of Things for Destroying the Internet Today
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Major U.S. websites inaccessible in “cyber attack” on domain name system
Oriana Schwindt / Variety: Twitter, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and Other Major Sites Suffered Outages This Morning
Tara West / The Inquisitr News:
Gavin MacFadyen, founder and director of London's Centre for Investigative Journalism and a supporter of WikiLeaks, has died — WikiLeaks Director and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism Gavin MacFadyen has died. WikiLeaks confirmed on their official Twitter account …
Discussion: Gavin MacFadyen, @wikileaks, @cijournalism, @wikileaks, @wikileaks and Empty Lighthouse Music …
@wikileaks: Gavin Macfadyen, beloved director of WikiLeaks, now takes his fists and his fight to battle God. Sock it to him, forever, Gavin. -JApic.twitter.com/7zyzs1Qxxk
CIJ / @cijournalism: We are extremely sad to announce the death of Gavin MacFadyen, the CIJ's Founder, Director and its leading light. http://tcij.org/...
@wikileaks: Statement by wife Susan Benn on the death of her husband & WikiLeaks board member, Prof Gavin MacFadyen http://tcij.org/...
@wikileaks: Gavin Macfadyen was mentor to Assange (and his closest friend in London), to WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison, Joseph Farrell and many others.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Why AT&T would want to buy Time Warner: content packaged with data connections, a shrinking DirecTV business, and competition with Verizon, Facebook, and Google — AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is busy, so we'll answer for him. — More than 16 years ago, AOL bought Time Warner for $160 billion …
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Jason Lynch / Adweek: AT&T Has Reached a Deal to Acquire Time Warner. Now What?
Colin Mann / Advanced Television: AT&T/Time Warner $85.4bn deal confirmed
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: After Time Warner, A Look At Other Media Targets
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times: Source: AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for more than $80B
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: What AT&T is buying: HBO, Warner Bros, CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, TruTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TCM, Turner Sports... http://snpy.tv/2esXtOh
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: What AT&T, Time Warner Deal Means for Content Amid a Flood of Distribution
Eli Kurland / @eli_kurland: @om Do you think AT&T will make any moves that address the now conflict of interest between HBO Go's, Hulu's & Fullscreen's SVOD platforms?
Chris Ariens / TVSpy: Time Warner and Time Warner Cable Are Two Different Things
Amol Sharma / @asharma: Diverging deals: AT&T (Time Warner/DirecTV) wants to be like Comcast, Verizon (AOL/Yahoo) wants a piece of Google/FBhttp://on.wsj.com/2esVzPd
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz: AT&T is expected to buy Time Warner in a deal worth over $80 billion
Cynthia Littleton / Variety: AT&T Reaches Deal to Buy Time Warner for $86 Billion (Report)
Mathew Ingram / Fortune: NBCUniversal Continues Its Creeping Takeover of BuzzFeed
Beth Williams Liou / @bwilliliou: With AT&T and Time Warner on the verge of an historic combination, one heck of a timeline graphic from the @WSJ http://www.wsj.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Dan Kennedy / @dankennedy_nu: You really think TV is going the way of print and music? Forget it. This is like dealing with the Medellin cartel. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Brian Fung / @b_fung: Things AT&T could soon own: 1. GoT 2. Superman 3. The Harry Potter movies 4. TNT 5. Bleacher Report 6. Wolf Blitzer http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Erick Schonfeld / @erickschonfeld: Maybe Verizon should come in with a surprise bid for Time Warner just to reunite it with AOL http://www.recode.net/...
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters: AT&T agrees in principle to buy Time Warner for $85 billion: sources
Steve Tobak / @stevetobak: The last time Time Warner was involved in a mega-merger, the dot-com bubble burst. Uh oh. http://www.wsj.com/...
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: I'm old enough to remember the last ridiculously priced Time Warner merger http://twitter.com/...
CNBC: Time Warner stock surges 8.2%, breaking 15-year high; sources say AT&T could pay “north of $90” a share for the company
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Reuters: AT&T to Acquire Time Warner for $85 Billion
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: You can't buy Time Warner because you want exclusive content: TWX has to sell everything to everyone. So what else? http://www.recode.net/...
David Lieberman / Deadline: Time Warner Sale To AT&T Shows Distribution, Not Content, Is King
Sam Gustin / Motherboard: Public Interest Groups Sound the Alarm Over Possible AT&T-Time Warner Merger
Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair: NBCUniversal is Making a Second $200 Million Bet on BuzzFeed
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Fusion employees say executives held meetings in four offices discouraging unionization — Executives held meetings in four offices discouraging unionization, employees say — Earlier this month, a majority of editorial staffers at Fusion signed union cards to join the growing list …
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
A look at The Incline, Jim Brady's new local digital news operation in Pittsburgh and cross-state cousin to Philadelphia's Billy Penn — The last time I talked to Jim Brady, he was very proud of the way he was adapting to Philadelphia, where he launched the local digital news operation Billy Penn two years ago.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
US documentary filmmakers charged with a range of felonies including conspiracy and burglary for filming environmental activists interfering with oil pipelines — Prosecutors in the U.S. states of North Dakota and Washington should drop all charges against three independent documentary filmmakers arrested …
Daniel Gross / Slate: The Dakota Access Pipeline Should've Happened 10 Years Ago