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Twitter Acquires TellApart, Partners With DoubleClick

Twitter announced that it has agreed to acquire marketing technology company TellApart and partnered with Google’s DoubleClick to strengthen its cross-device measurement capabilities. TellApart provides retail and e-commerce advertisers with cross-device retargeting features for dynamic product ads, and Twitter sees the acquisition as a way to help advertisers reach its users wherever they are on desktop or mobile. Twitter says …

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Time Warner Cable Already Has Another Suitor

The dead Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal is still warm, but Time Warner Cable already has a potential buyer who isn’t wasting any time in going after the major telecommunications player. And it’s a familiar face. According to the Wall Street Journal, Charter Communications is ready to move on TWC. From the WSJ, quoting sources: Charter, which is backed by John …

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Netflix Was a Big Part of Why Regulators Hated Comcast/TWC Merger

By now you’ve probably heard that Comcast has abandoned its push to acquire Time Warner Cable, due to looming concerns that both the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and the Federal Communications Commission were poised to recommend it blocked. “Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured …

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Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger Is Dead, Officially

It’s official. Comcast has announced it has abandoned its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable, in a deal that would’ve been valued at around $45 billion. This follows reports on Thursday that said the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission were both gearing up to recommend against the deal. If the merger had been approved, the Comcast-TWC behemoth would’ve …

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Comcast Is Giving Up on Its TWC Deal: Report

Comcast is planning to kill its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable before the feds can kill it first. Bloomberg is quoting sources who say that Comcast is ready to back away from the merger, which would be valued at around $45 billion. This comes on the heels of reports that the FCC had proposed a “hearing designation order” for …

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Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken Among Six Senators Urging a Swift Death for the Comcast/Time Warner Merger

In a letter addressed to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and Attorney General Eric Holder, six Senators are urging the blockage of Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. The letter comes just one day before representatives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable are set to meet with DoJ antitrust officials in the hopes of saving a deal that …

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Comcast, TWC Will Meet with Regulators to Try to Save Deal

With their proposed merger on shaky ground, representatives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable are planning to meet with Justice Department officials in the hopes of negotiating a pathway for the deal to proceed. This will be the first such meeting between the cable companies and regulators since the merger was announced. The Wall Street Journal Reports that Comcast will …

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Regulators Ready to Kill Comcast / TWC Merger: Report

One of the regulatory agencies looking over the proposed Comcast / Time Warner Cable merger may be about to give it the thumbs down, citing concerns over potential harm to customers. Bloomberg cites the ubiquitous “people familiar with the matter” in saying that antitrust lawyers at the Department of Justice are poised to recommend against the merger. From Bloomberg: Attorneys …

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Should Yahoo Buy Foursquare?

Yahoo may or may not be in talks to acquire Foursquare. Two pretty reputable tech publications (each likely with numerous insider sources) have conflicting reports about this. TechCrunch has a lengthy report written by two of its veteran journalists, claiming to have multiple sources indicating the two companies are indeed in talks, and that they’re hearing the deal is done, …

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Pinterest Just Made Its 7th Acquisition

Pinterest announced that it has acquired the team behind mobile publishing startup Hike Labs. This includes founder and CEO Jason Shellen and Head of Engineering Mike Demers. A Pinterest spokesperson told WebProNews the two “bring their years of experience in developing content creation and community tools to the Pinterest product and engineering teams.” “Over the years Jason has played major …

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Charter to Buy Bright House for $10.4B, As Fourth-Largest Cable Provider Snatches Up Sixth

Good Tuesday, everyone. Here’s some news you’re sure to love, if cable companies consolidating is your thing. Charter Communications has agreed to acquire Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. This means the US’ fourth-largest cable provider is buying the sixth-largest. According to a release, Bright House serves about two million video customers in central Florida, as well as in Alabama, …

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Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson

Back in 2010, an alternative search engine called Blekko emerged. It came from Rich Skrenta, co-founder & former CEO of Topix and NewHoo (which went on to become The Open Directory Project or DMOZ). It aimed to crowd source search by using the public to refine its algorithms and make search results more relevant and less spammy. IBM has acquired …

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