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  • Feds unlikely to block AT&T-DirecTV deal: Report Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    A pedestrian looks at a mobile phone while walking past an AT&T store in Washington, D.C.

    Federal authorities are unlikely to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV, according to a new report.

  • Disruptor Twilio takes on telcos   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:48 PM ET
    Disruptor Twilio takes on telcos

    Twilio's CEO Jeff Lawson explains how the cloud-based service functions. Twilio is number 41 on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list.

  • *AOL shares jump 19 pct; Verizon down 0.7 pct. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will buy AOL Inc for $4.4 billion, turning the biggest U.S. wireless carrier into a leading provider of content and video for the web and mobile phones. AOL and its properties, including the Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget websites, would become a Verizon...

  • Verizon, Sprint to pay $158M in cramming deal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Verizon Sprint

    Verizon and Sprint will pay a combined $158 million to settle allegations of sticking customers with unauthorized charges.

  • Sprint paying up to $50M for unauthorized charges Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a Sprint store in New York

    Sprint agrees to settle a US lawsuit after the carrier involved with unauthorized charges to customers' bills.

  • NEW YORK, May 12- Sprint Corp has agreed to provide as much as $50 million of consumer relief to resolve a U.S. government lawsuit accusing the mobile carrier of letting third parties tack unauthorized charges on to customers' bills, a practice known as cramming. The settlement was expected to be one of the announcements at a press conference later on Tuesday...

  • *AOL shares jump 19 pct; Verizon down 0.5 pct. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will buy AOL Inc for $4.4 billion, turning the biggest U.S. wireless carrier into a leading provider of content and video for the web and mobile phones. AOL and its properties, including the Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget websites, would become a Verizon...

  • *Deal includes $300 mln in AOL debt. *AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to continue to lead company. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said it would buy AOL Inc in a $4.4 billion deal that gives the biggest U.S. wireless carrier access to AOL's mobile video platform and content including the Huffington Post news website.

  • Why we sold to Verizon: AOL's Tim Armstrong Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:50 AM ET
    Tim Armstrong, chairman anc CEO of AOL.

    AOL decided to sell to Verizon in order to compete in a future marketplace dominated by larger players, CEO Tim Armstrong tells CNBC.

  • Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion in mobile video bet Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— After selling millions of Americans their mobile phones, Verizon now wants to capture their eyeballs, too. As its phone business slows down, the nation's largest wireless carrier is making a $4.4 billion bet that it can find growth in mobile video and advertising by buying AOL, one of the Internet's oldest brands, which has been through its own share of...

  • Disruptor 50: No. 22 GENBAND Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    David Walsh, CEO of GENBAND

    Phone-based customer service could soon improve, thanks to this company, whose aim is to provide a better, faster call-center experience.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 12 LISNR Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Rodney Williams, co-founder and CEO of LISNR

    This free communication technology app delivers proprietary "data over audio" to connected smart devices.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 41 Twilio Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Jeff Lawson, CEO of Twilio

    Twilio is pulling $100M in revenue, convincing developers to use its technology to add call, voice, text and picture messaging to any app.

  • Comcast names new CFO Monday, 11 May 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
    Michael Cavanagh

    Comcast said Monday it has named Michael Cavanagh as its new chief financial officer.

  • Networks fret as ad dollars flow to digital media Monday, 11 May 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Television screens

    Television viewing has plummeted 9 percent so far this season compared with the previous season, the NYT reports.

  • Al Jazeera America replaces CEO Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    An Al Jazeera America studio

    Al Jazeera said it had replaced the chief executive of its U.S. network after reports of several staff departures and a lawsuit.

  • Broadcast still best bet for advertising: CBS CEO Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    CBS chief Les Moonves says broadcast TV remains the best bet for advertising because of one key factor.

  • Rob Lowe: How Netflix, Hulu changed acting biz Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Rob Lowe

    Award-winning actor Rob Lowe said he believes the emergence of video streaming services has changed acting—here's how.

  • TORONTO, May 7- Canadian telecom company Manitoba Telecom Services Inc said on Thursday it would cut a quarter of its headcount within its Allstream division, reduce capital expenditures and slash its annual dividend following a strategic review. Low interest rates and a spiraling defined-benefit pension bill have stung the Winnipeg- based company, which...

  • May 7- Canadian telecoms company Manitoba Telecom Services Inc said it would cut jobs by 25 percent as part of a strategic review. The company, which has struggled with tough competition, said also said on Thursday that it would slash its annual dividend to C $1.30 per share from C $1.70. Manitoba also said it planned to reduce its capital expenditure by 20-30...

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