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How Gay Media Helped Sink the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There are many stories to be told about the collapse of the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger. While there were many involved in that effort, LGBT bloggers and gay media in particular were critical.

AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Collapses Amid Fierce Backlash

RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 02.18.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. is hanging up on its $39 billion bid to buy smaller wireless provider T-Mobile USA, nearly four months after the U....

How AT&T's Takeover of T-Mobile Went Wrong (Or Didn't)

Art Brodsky | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

It's obvious to most observers that AT&T's attempt to take over T-Mobile is all but dead. The post-mortems are starting and the question being asked is: what went wrong for AT&T?

HUGE DEvelopment In AT&T's $39 Billion Deal

Posted 11.29.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission granted AT&T Inc's request to withdraw its application for approval of its purchase of ...

AT&T Merger Could Mean Higher Prices For Consumers

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.25.2011 | Technology

-- Deutsche Telekom and AT&T vowed Thursday to press ahead with the planned sale of the German company's T-Mobile USA unit to the U.S. cell phone ope...

Defending the Merger Between AT&T and T-Mobile

María Elena Durazo | Posted 01.08.2012 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

The merger between AT&T and T-Mobile makes sense. It will create a much-needed boost to our economy. It's a good deal for California and a good deal for Los Angeles.

Lies, Damn Lies and Commitments

Edward J. Black | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Edward J. Black

It's fascinating to watch AT&T's evolving PR response to its proposed merger with T-Mobile. Their efforts appear more desperate by the day.

DOJ's AT&T Suit Shows Law Trumps Politics

Edward J. Black | Posted 11.09.2011 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Darwinian competition, not government micromanagement, forces firms to innovate and keeps prices low -- and that is exactly what antitrust intervention is designed to promote.

As AT&T Spins, Facts and Law Should Trump Politics

Gigi Sohn | Posted 11.08.2011 | Technology
Gigi Sohn

The Justice Department planted a very large nail in the coffin of the AT&T takeover of T-Mobile when it filed a lawsuit to block the merger. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole couldn't have been more unequivocal.

DoJ Says "No Ma Cell"; What Happens Next?

Harold Feld | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Harold Feld

In what is undoubtedly the best Labor Day present the Department of Justice ever gave America, DOJ has filed to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger in court. One should not, however, expect AT&T to give up easily.

AT&T Gears Up For Rare Antitrust Fight With DOJ

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 10.31.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Justice Department's rejection of AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile USA will test new federal guidelines on challenging merger...

FCC to AT&T: Is That Your Final Answer?

Joel Kelsey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Joel Kelsey

The army of lawyers and lobbyists AT&T and T-Mobile have assembled to ram this merger through are going to need more than a conference call or two to make this deal happen.

Losing on the Facts, AT&T Turns to Smears

Dave Saldana | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology
Dave Saldana

AT&T's deception about the need to take over T-Mobile is now in the public realm for good, exposed by its own accidental publication of an unredacted internal document on the Federal Communications Commission website.

AT&T Sues Customers

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2011 | Technology

AT&T Inc is turning to the federal courts to thwart an effort led by law firm Bursor & Fisher to derail AT&T's $39 billion takeover bid for Deutsche T...

AT&T's T-Mobile Takeover Threatens Tech Startups

Edward J. Black | Posted 09.23.2011 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The proposed AT&T merger is a threat to the business model and shareholder value of every mobile Internet startup and emerging player expecting open access to the wireless Internet. Industry leaders need to speak up.

Washington Slowly Wakes Up from AT&T's Fantasy

Timothy Karr | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Congress may be finally waking up to the obvious: that the massive merger of AT&T with T-Mobile just doesn't make sense. No amount of contributions from AT&T, or visits from AT&T lobbyists, will alter this simple truth.

In AT&T's Bid For T-Mobile, Obama Administration Caught In The Middle

The Washington Post | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology

AT&T's $39 billion bid for T-Mobile is a deal that consumer advocates hate but labor unions love. And that puts the Obama administration squarely betw...

The Surprise Behind the Mobile App Numbers (And What the AT&T-T-Mobile Merger Means to It)

Morgan Reed | Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology
Morgan Reed

The next time you download a mobile app, think about the company that produced it. If you guessed it came from a large, California-based company, you're likely wrong. Most mobile apps are actually created by small companies from all across the country.

Pro-Labor Progressives Should Support The AT&T - T-Mobile Merger

Nathan Newman | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Nathan Newman

In an era when workers rights are on the chopping block even in the public sector, this is a chance to strengthen labor rights in the private sector, where a multi-decade war on the labor movement has decimated most unions.

Why MMTC Is Endorsing the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

David Honig | Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology
David Honig

Some transactions may be compelling to shareholders or have an attractive economic rationale, but transactions that shrink a sector usually come at the expense of communities of color. Too often, what may appear to be "good" for a company is, in fact, bad for minorities.

Air of Inevitability Escaping From AT&T's Takeover of T-Mobile

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.16.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

AT&T's deal is not a foregone conclusion, and, in fact, the company still has a lot of explaining to do in order to justify wiping out the fourth-largest national wireless carrier.

Labor Boosted by Proposed Merger

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Will Marshall

America's embattled labor movement hasn't had much to celebrate lately, so it's worth noting when a major union welcomes a business mega-merger.