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Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Gets Thumbs Up from Shareholders

Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Gets Thumbs Up from Shareholders

By Josh Wolford October 10, 2014

The shareholders of two of the most-hated companies in America have approved their merger. According to Bloomberg, “more than 99 percent of shares were voted in favor of the deal” to sell Time Warner Cable to Comcast. On Thursday Comcast’s …

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Comcast/TWC Merger Reviewed by Multiple States Too Comcast/TWC Merger Reviewed by Multiple States Too

When the largest company in any arena announces plans to purchase the second-largest company in the same arena, you can hear whatever crumb of competition that currently exists slowly falling from the market. It sounds like the faint cries of …

Consumers Union Against Comcast/Time Warner Merger Consumers Union Against Comcast/Time Warner Merger

There are plenty of reasons to be opposed to the proposed merger of Time Warner and Comcast. The deal would see the two largest cable companies in the U.S. combined into one giant cable company covering much of the country. …

Comcast To Purchase Time Warner Cable Comcast To Purchase Time Warner Cable

Comcast is the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider whereas Time Warner Cable is the nation’s second largest. The two are also some of the most universally reviled among American consumers. Now both companies are joining forces. Comcast and Time …

U.S. Could Block Rumored Sprint & T-Mobile Merger U.S. Could Block Rumored Sprint & T-Mobile Merger

With T-Mobile now adding hundreds of thousands of customers per quarter and Sprint struggling to keep its subscriber numbers up, the rumored merger between the third- and fourth-largest mobile providers in the U.S. still appears to be in the works. …

Sprint-SoftBank Merger Approved by U.S. FCC Sprint-SoftBank Merger Approved by U.S. FCC

In late June, Sprint Nextel shareholders voted to approve the proposed merger of Sprint and SoftBank during a special shareholders meeting. The only hurdle left for the companies was the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which needed to approve the …

Sprint Shareholders Vote to Approve SoftBank Merger Sprint Shareholders Vote to Approve SoftBank Merger

Sprint Nextel shareholders today voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger of Sprint and SoftBank during a special shareholders meeting. Almost 98% of the votes cast in the meeting, which represent around 80% of Sprint’s common stock, were in favor …

T-Mobile MetroPCS Merger Has Been Completed T-Mobile MetroPCS Merger Has Been Completed

Last week, shareholders approved the MetroPCS T-Mobile merger, and today, T-Mobile announced that the deal (the combination of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS Communications) has been completed. The combined company will be known as simply T-Mobile USA, and will begin trading …

Sprint, Dish Continue Merger Talks Sprint, Dish Continue Merger Talks

Sprint Nextel has been in negotiations with SoftBank for a $20 billion merger since last October. However, Dish Network swooped in earlier this month with a $25 billion offer for Sprint, making things much more complicated. Sprint is currently in …

MetroPCS T-Mobile Merger Approved By Shareholders MetroPCS T-Mobile Merger Approved By Shareholders

Back in October, Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS Communications announced that they had signed an agreement to combine T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The new company would retain the T-Mobile name and branding. Today, Reuters reports that MetroPCS shareholders voted to approve the …

Google Reportedly Gets A New M&A Leader Google Reportedly Gets A New M&A Leader

A report from Reuters is out today, saying that “according to a source familiar with the matter,” Google is replacing its head of mergers and acquisitions, David Lawlee, with Don Harrison (pictured), who is currently a lawyer at Google, and …

Penguin Random House Merger Becomes Official Penguin Random House Merger Becomes Official

Media groups Bertelsmann and Pearson, which own Random House and Penguin, respectively, announced a merger of these two publishing giants. Under the terms of the deal, Bertelsmann will hold 53% of the new publishing group, with Pearson holding the remaining …

Interview: AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Is Necessary Interview: AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Is Necessary
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As the hearing date for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger draws closer, it seems the controversies surrounding it are only getting more complex. From the initial announcement back in March, consumer groups have spoken out against the deal. But the opposition has gotten much more intense recently with both the U.S. Department of Justice and Sprint filing lawsuits to block AT&T’s $39 billion planned takeover of T-Mobile.

AOL Reportedly Considering Break Up to Attract Yahoo Merger

AOL and Yahoo both have new focuses on churning out content. This is one reason why some industry analysts have suggested that the two companies would be a good fit for a merger. It’s made for interesting conversation, but there has never been any substantial evidence that the two companies would ever pursue such an endeavor.