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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Mike Farrell / Multichannel News: AT&T, Time Warner Reach Deal
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: AT&T, Time Warner Merger No Slam Dunk
Kristena Hansen / Reynolds Center: Must Read Money Stories for Monday,
Steve Schaefer / Forbes: With Time Warner Deal, AT&T Gets Prize Rupert Murdoch Once Craved
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times: Swift Opposition to Resurrection of AT&T Giant
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: AT&T CEO Says He Won't Mess With CNN
Cynthia Littleton / Variety: AT&T, Time Warner CEOs Begin Sales Pitch for $85.4 Billion Merger
Bob Bryan / Business Insider: It looks like investors don't think the AT&T-Time Warner deal is actually going to happen
Peter Kafka / Recode: AT&T says nothing will change when it buys Time Warner. AT&T says everything will change when it buys Time Warner.
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal: AT&T-Time Warner Deal Is Mostly About Defense
Matthew Yglesias / Vox: AT&T buying Time Warner looks like an ego-driven mistake
Robert Donachie / The Daily Caller: Even Bernie And Trump Agree On The AT&T Merger
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat: AT&T's $85 billion deal for Time Warner already drawing regulatory fire
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: The AT&T/Time Warner deal gets blasted from both sides
Jason Lynch / Adweek: AT&T Has Reached a Deal to Acquire Time Warner. Now What?
Amy Klobuchar / @amyklobuchar: AT&T/Time Warner merger raises significant antitrust concerns that will need to be examined: http://www.wsj.com/...
Dan Primack / @danprimack: Source: AT&T and Time Warner did not plan to agree on deal yet. Leak forced timetable. Original plan was to finalize/announce post-election.
Colin Mann / Advanced Television: AT&T/Time Warner $85.4bn deal confirmed
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.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: AT&T to buy Time Warner in media mega-deal
Pete Pachal / Mashable: How the AT&T-Time Warner deal threatens net neutrality
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?
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: The Time Warner-Chicago Cubs Chronology
Bonnie Kristian / The Week: AT&T reaches $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: It's Official: AT&T to Buy Time Warner
Cameron Clarke / The Drum: AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner for $85bn in a move to create a new media behemoth
Joe Bel Bruno / Hollywood Reporter: AT&T Buys Time Warner in Transformative Hollywood Deal for Cord-Cutting Age
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times: Source: AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for more than $80B
Jake Smith / ZDNet: AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable: You damn well should care about the AT&T and Time Warner deal
Chris Ariens / TVSpy: Time Warner and Time Warner Cable Are 2 Different Things
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: What AT&T, Time Warner Deal Means for Content Amid a Flood of Distribution
@wsj: Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes will leave after an interim period following AT&T deal http://www.wsj.com/...
Kwame Opam / The Verge: Superman shilled for AT&T in the '80s
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Trump: I Would Stop AT&T-Time Warner Merger, ‘Deals Like This Destroy Democracy’
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/...
Los Angeles Times: AT&T clinches $85-billion deal for Time Warner to create entertainment powerhouse
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...
Zack Kaplan / @zjkaplan: 1/ Some thoughts on $T / $TWC (because I need a take!)
David McCabe / The Hill: AT&T reaches deal to buy Time Warner: report
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?
Todd Olmstead / @toddjolmstead: Handy guide to who owns what http://www.wsj.com/... http://twitter.com/...
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
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
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 ...
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/...
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz: AT&T is expected to buy Time Warner in a deal worth over $80 billion
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
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Media consolidation, 2016: Facebook versus a smaller and smaller number of telecoms buying up content as fast as they can.
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/...
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 — The 2000 merger with AOL made Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes nauseated, so what's different now? — In the end, I guess you could finally say Steve Case was right.
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Nathan McAlone / Business Insider: How the AT&T-Time Warner deal could kill Apple's TV dream
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: AT&T CEO pledges journalistic independence for CNN
Pavithra Mohan / Fast Company: Samsung's swift recall may have impeded the investigation of the Galaxy Note 7
Matthew J. Belvedere / CNBC: AT&T, Time Warner CEOs say mega-merger is all about speed and mobility
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider: This is AT&T's strategy to conquer the future of TV
Leslie Picker / New York Times: To Secure a Mega-Merger, AT&T Plans to Shoulder Mega-Debt
Sudeep Reddy / @reddy: AOL founder @SteveCase on the AT&T/Time Warner deal, invoking Edison ("Vision without execution is hallucination") http://www.recode.net/... pic.twitter.com/10s4QAkko3
Mark Cuban / @mcuban: @karaswisher @politico how you can be opposed to this deal and not opposed to FB buying major content plays in insta, WhatsApp and oculus?
Kara Swisher / @karaswisher: Rut-roh Jeff Bewkes! Kaine wary of AT&T-Time Warner merger via @POLITICO for iOS http://politi.co/2exOwSy pic.twitter.com/aHSCumgVQg
Alice Truong / Quartz: One chart that explains AT&T's purchase of Time Warner
Mark Rogowsky / Forbes: AT&T-Time Warner Merger: Everybody Wants To Rule The World?
Edmund Lee / Recode: AT&T will buy Time Warner for $85 billion. Now what?
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: AT&T Completes $85 Billion Purchase of Time Warner
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
In Washington, AT&T-Time Warner deal could struggle to gain regulatory approval as both Trump and Clinton campaigns and congressional lawmakers express concern — An ambitious bid by AT&T to buy Time Warner could face major political obstacles in merger-wary Washington …
New York Times:
AT&T-Time Warner deal will likely face tougher regulatory scrutiny and higher political hurdles than earlier Comcast-NBCUniversal deal
AT&T-Time Warner deal will likely face tougher regulatory scrutiny and higher political hurdles than earlier Comcast-NBCUniversal deal
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Peter Cohan / Forbes: Should Charter Communications Buy CBS?
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC: Cramer: AT&T, Time Warner mega merger to face battle against ‘big companies’ opposition
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times: Making Sense of AT&T's Bid for Time Warner
Rex Hammock / RexBlog.com: AT&T, Time Warner & Comcast | An Unintended Consequence of a Google Fiber Fight
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: AT&T's new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting
Stephen Gandel / Fortune: AT&T's Time Warner Deal Comes at a Huge Cost
Seth Fiegerman / CNNMoney: What AT&T's Time Warner deal means for Verizon
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Every once in a while Trump is right about something. Opposing the AT&T buyout of Time Warner is one of those rare occasions.
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Only reason the AT&T buyout of Time Warner is even conceivable is Obama administration's horrible OK of Comcast buyout of NBC Universal.
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.
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: After Time Warner, A Look At Other Media Targets
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 ...
Emma Hinchliffe / Mashable: Watch out, AT&T: Trump says he opposes your Time Warner merger
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: Donald Trump rips into possible AT&T-Time Warner deal
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CNN Parent Time Warner Will Sell to AT&T for $85 Billion
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion
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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Maggie Haberman / New York Times: Donald Trump Gets First Major Endorsement in Las Vegas
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo: Trump picks up first major newspaper endorsement of November election
Hadas Gold / Politico: Las Vegas Review-Journal endorses Donald Trump
Phillip Stucky / The Daily Caller: Trump Earns First Major Newspaper Endorsement
Tamar Hallerman / Political Insider blog: Sam Nunn on Donald Trump: ‘An apprentice in the nuclear arena’
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo: Adelson-Backed Daily Gives Trump First Major Newspaper Endorsement
Chelsea Bailey / NBC News: Obama Urges Vegas to Deal Clinton In
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post: Trump receives his first major newspaper endorsement, and he has Sheldon Adelson to thank
Charley Lanyon / New York Magazine: Las Vegas Review-Journal Gives Trump His First Major-Newspaper Endorsement
Steve Marmel / @marmel: So the only major paper to endorse you as of today was bought in secret by GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson? You enjoy that. http://twitter.com/...
Tim S Clark / @timsclark: As seen this morning in Las Vegas, Nevada. #SundayMorning #PodestaEmails16pic.twitter.com/ ANDR7J1oWk
David Corn / @davidcorndc: This is funny. https://twitter.com/...
Carter Woodiel / AOL: Donald Trump receives his first major newspaper endorsement
Rob Quinn / Newser: Trump Notches an Endorsement First
Rosemary Rossi / The Wrap: Trump's First Major Newspaper Endorsement Comes From Sheldon Adelson-Owned Outlet
Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair: Trump Campaign Admits Things Don't Look Good
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill: Trump lands first major newspaper endorsement
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
If Trump loses, news organizations should break their ratings-driven habit of giving him heavy coverage — In the final pages of Richard Ben Cramer's seminal book about presidential politics, “What It Takes,” Michael Dukakis looks around in wonderment at the scene outside his Massachusetts home less …
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Frank Bruni / New York Times: The Media's Moment of Truth
Jon Ward / @jonward11: “The Trump/media relationship has worked for both, while doing damage to the nation.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... via @Instapaper
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: Gonna be a little harder to make that case when he's just won tens of millions of votes http://twitter.com/...
MFBuckley / @mf_buckley: “The ratings-driven attention to Donald Trump's every outrageous word and deed should come to a screeching halt.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Nicco Mele / @nicco: “The ugly truth is that the Trump/media relationship has worked for both, while doing damage to the nation.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Will media get over Trump addiction if he loses? Good question from @Sulliviewhttp://wpo.st/ROu72
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Trump and the news media are trapped in an abusive relationship. Journalists have to break it off after Nov. 8. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Amazing to think Trump has dominated the news pretty much nonstop for 16 months. Wrote this in early July 2015 http://m.huffpost.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Media, especially tv guys, will have a hard time quitting trump. But I bet audience shrinks quickly w/out supporting drama of election. https://twitter.com/...
James Ball / BuzzFeed:
How WikiLeaks and Assange haven't changed, even though they're now darlings of the alt-right instead of the left — The Wikileaks founder is out to settle a score with Hillary Clinton and to reassert himself as a player on the world stage, says BuzzFeed News special correspondent James Ball, who worked for Assange at Wikileaks.
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James Ball / @jamesrbuk: Julian Assange vs Hillary Clinton: it's personal. https://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/XRxRcYcFps
Ben Smith / @buzzfeedben: Read @jamesrbuk on Wikileaks — full of revelations http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Stuart Millar / @stuartmillar159: Excellent new Assange anecdote from @jamesrbuk, featuring a stuffed toy giraffe http://www.buzzfeed.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Angus Johnston / @studentactivism: In reading this Assange anecdote, recall that one of the women who accused him of sexual assault said he wouldn't take no for an answer. http://twitter.com/...
Raju Narisetti / @raju: .@wikileaks is the same “bold reckless paranoid creation” it was... http://twitter.com/...
Janine Gibson / @janinegibson: James Ball on what he learned about Julian Assange when he worked alongside him http://twitter.com/...
Matt Liberal Elite / @mattleys: This, by @jamesrbuk, is the best thing I've ever read about Assange and Wikileaks http://twitter.com/...
David Aaronovitch / @daaronovitch: Someone who knows. http://twitter.com/...
Paul Waugh / @paulwaugh: Important piece by @jamesrbuk. Some Labour MPs will say this description of Assange reminds them of someone else... https://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/mxfN0fjGmd
Kyle W. Orton / @kyleworton: This is superb by @jamesrbuk: Nothing has changed about WikiLeaks or Assange since 2010, only who's cheering it on. http://bzfd.it/2eIKghO
Paul Fidalgo / @paulfidalgo: It's like I'm saying. https://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/aS1qvsKbRj
David Beard / @dabeard: Why does Julian Assange so hate Hillary Clinton? A former colleague explains https://www.buzzfeed.com/... by @jamesrbukpic.twitter.com/j5A3MZP1FN
@pinboard: “Only to be woken very early by Assange, sitting on my bed, prodding me in the face with a stuffed giraffe” https://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Chris Geidner / @chrisgeidner: Seriously, though, read this @jamesrbuk piece about Assange & Wikileaks. https://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/vVRRez9DvK
Siri Srinivas / @pjux: Fascinating firsthand insight into the mind of Julian Assange from @jamesrbukhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/ jamesball/heres-what-i-learned-about- julian-assange ...
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
MTV President Sean Atkins steps down after little over a year in the role, as the channel failed to reverse trend of downward ratings — EXCLUSIVE: Sean Atkins is stepping down as president of MTV a little more than a year after joining the network. I've learned that Atkins opted to leave …
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Jethro Nededog / Business Insider: Why MTV's president is stepping down after only a year
Beatrice Verhoeven / The Wrap: Chris McCarthy Named President of MTV, VH1 and Logo
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age: MTV President Steps Down After Just a Year on the Job
Oriana Schwindt / Variety: MTV President Sean Atkins to Leave After One Year
Neil W. McCabe / Breitbart:
Former ESPN analyst Curt Schilling gets daily talk show on Breitbart.com, starting Monday, broadcasting weekdays from 9am-11am ET — The pitching hero of the 2004 Red Sox World Series championship season told Breitbart News: Sunday Edition he launches his daily Breitbart.com talk show Monday.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine: Sources: Curt Schilling is joining Breitbart to host political daily online radio show
Maggie Haberman / @maggienyt: Curt Shilling, fired by ESPN, joins Breitbart http://nymag.com/...
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
Ryan Grenoble / The Huffington Post: Curt Schilling Baffled By Jewish People, Asks Jake Tapper To Explain
Media Matters for America: Breitbart News To Hire Curt Schilling Days After He Was Criticized By The Head Of The Anti-Defamation League
Dan Diamond / @ddiamond: Friday: Asks on live TV why Jews vote for Democrats. Sunday: Joining Breitbart. http://nymag.com/...
Jalal Baig / Salon: The sad decline of baseball hero Curt Schilling: From “bloody sock” to right-wing afterthought
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Curt Schilling Is Reportedly Joining Breitbart
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo: Curt Schilling To Join Breitbart
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Business Insider launches Markets Insider, a markets data and news site with a global focus, powered by data from Finanzen.net, Axel Springer's finance portal — The publisher's relationship with the German media conglomerate is growing closer — Business Insider's partnership …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
Interview with Tim Wu about his new book The Attention Merchants, the origins of modern advertising, and the effects of ads on journalism — Harvesting was perhaps the original U.S. industrial activity. Economic growth relied on the reliable conversion of plants and animals into salable products, like cotton and beef.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Viacom to test incorporating live streams from viewers into TV programs, is expected to debut the new tech in a new show on MTV Music in Australia in 2017 — Viewers used to chant “I want my MTV!” In 2017, they may just be able to help create their MTV. — The network's owner, Viacom …