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In Comcast/Time Warner Merger, Public Interest Is Paramount

Scott M. Stringer | Posted 07.20.2014 | New York
Scott M. Stringer

New York State's Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently reviewing Comcast's plan to purchase Time Warner Cable for over $45 billion, a merger which would link the nation's two largest cable companies.

Handcuffs or Rocket-Booster? Crafting Joint Venture Agreements that Launch Your Business Forward

Jack Garson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Businesses team up to pursue work all the time. These joint ventures take many forms and names, from teaming agreements, to partnership agreements, to...

The Dangers of the Comcast Time Warner Merger

Letitia James | Posted 06.26.2014 | New York
Letitia James

The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has the potential of carrying considerable implications for New York City consumers. We must ensure that any approved agreement does not impact the quality and capacity of Internet and cable services for New York City consumers.

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Giving Internet To Rural And Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. ...

Somehow, We Hate Internet And Cable Companies Even More Than Before

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The companies that pipe Internet and television into our homes, known for their endlessly increasing prices and shabby customer service, have done the...

How Amazon Can Turn Fire TV Into a Blockbuster

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Amazon clearly believes that the future of content distribution is in the consolidation of content through a single source. But simply providing ease of access to multiple sites will not be enough of a differentiator for Amazon.

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Faces State-Level Investigation

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business

(Adds attempt to reach Comcast, statement from Indiana, background on deal) By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuter...

World's Largest Banana Company Is Born

Reuters | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business

DUBLIN (AP) — Yes, they have more bananas. Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday the...

Can Elon Musk Replace Steve Jobs? Tesla and Apple Innovation

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

Musk is right, today Steve Jobs is still generally perceived as being "way cooler" than him. But that could change. What will the history books conclude, in 10 or 20 years from now?

Ask a Political Satirist: Is One Giant Media Conglomerate With No Oversight Truly What We Want?

Julianna Forlano | Posted 04.20.2014 | Media
Julianna Forlano

Did Verizon v. FCC just end democracy, justice, and cat videos in one swoop? Will Comcast-zilla menace the digital city?

The Merger in Your Living Room

Alf LaMont | Posted 04.16.2014 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

For all my blustering about corporate greed, Internet freedom, and getting money out of politics, my beef with Time Warner is for their imbecilic intrusion into my life. As I write this, there is a Time Warner repair guy sitting in my living room quizzically looking at my TV.

Comcast-Time Warner Cable: Don't Worry, New Merger Will Provide Same Shitty Service

Spencer Green | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Potential future changes include a "Surprise Channel Package," in which customers' access to certain networks will change every hour on the hour, according to a computerized random number generator which will also change billing accounts and promotional prices.

How to Catch an Airline Pricing Glitch

Grace McClure | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Grace McClure

Although pure, unadulterated luck certainly plays a factor, there are other ways to increase your chances of becoming one of the "chosen ones."

We're One Step Closer To The World's Largest Airline

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday approved a settlement resolving U.S. regulators' opposition to a merger between AMR Corp and US Ai...

What The American-US Airways Merger Means For You

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways have cleared the last major hurdle to merging, but it will be several months — if not...

When Banks Swallow Each Other, You Deserve a Voice

Preeti Vissa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Preeti Vissa

The massive wave of bank megamergers that took off in the 1990s had plenty of unfortunate results, including the invention of the phrase "too big to fail." Fewer mergers are happening now, but the ones that do happen can have a huge impact on communities.

Chief Culture Officer Buys Success

Debbie Robins | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Debbie Robins

My recommendation for your organizations success is simple. Find a captain for your culture ship. Make that person part of your C-suite. Then empower him or her with all the resources they need to leverage the full potential of your people.

How to Get More Conservation Done Now: Joining Forces to Save Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

I was excited to announce this week that The Nature Conservancy and Rare -- a long-time partner organization that inspires change so people and nature can thrive -- will merge. Together we can get more done for conservation.

From 'Mad Men' to Digital Scientists: How Big Data Is Shifting the Ad Landscape

David A. Steinberg | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business
David A. Steinberg

These ad giants will now be competing amongst the likes of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Twitter -- the companies gathering and mining this precious data.

Nonprofits Bronx AIDS Services and CitiWide Harm Reduction Merge to Form BOOM!Health

Robert Cordero | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Robert Cordero

The newly merged and rebranded BOOM!Health organization will serve over 8,000 New Yorkers and will become one of the most comprehensive community-based service providers in the United States led by people of color.

Publicis-Omnicom Merger Provides Much Needed Opportunity to 'Step Up'

Jacqueline Corbelli | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Jacqueline Corbelli

Few mega deals bring the value promised The merging of Omnicom with Publicis offers a phenomenal opportunity to both companies -- that ultimately ben...

What Does the Merger Between Omnicom and Publicis Mean to the World of Digital Advertising?

Holly Hamann | Posted 09.30.2013 | Denver
Holly Hamann

When budgets are increasing in an industry that is becoming less effective, it means the market is hungry for alternatives. If done strategically, the merger gives Publicis Omnicom Group the opportunity to leverage several trends.

Publicis, Omnicom Merger: It's about "Big Data" says Maurice Levy

Andy Plesser | Posted 09.27.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

In his comments about the merger of Publicis Groupe and Omnicom, Publicis CEO Maurice Levy explained advertising has reached a new era, where "Big Dat...

About Leadership: One Management System

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Merging of two companies means sorting out how the company is going to be managed, who is going to manage it of course, but more importantly how.

Sell Your Company, Not Your Soul

Lili Balfour | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

So, how does one land a company? I've created a simple structure to allow entrepreneurs to evaluate various landing methodologies (read: exit strategies).