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  • NEW YORK— As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video. Charter Communications' $55 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, paired with a $10 billion side offer for Bright House Networks, marks the latest in a wave of deals that promise consumer...

  • *Says it is company's duty to improve return of T-Mobile US. COLOGNE, Germany, May 21- Deutsche Telekom will consider any partner that can improve profitability at its U.S. operations, its chief executive told the company's annual shareholders meeting. Chief Executive Tim Hoettges said on Thursday T-Mobile US, of which Deutsche Telekom owns 66 percent, was in much...

  • Mobile shapes how video, wireless providers evolve Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:06 PM ET

    AT&T, for instance, is buying satellite TV provider DirecTV so it can offer packages that marry wireless and wired Internet access with traditional and online video. Verizon is buying AOL for technology to improve advertising on mobile devices. And Comcast tried— unsuccessfully— to get bigger, in part to compete better with online video services such as Netflix...

  • Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T Inc. is spending $48.5 billion to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV as it looks for new ways to package access— wireless and wired— with traditional and online video. "We don't view ourselves as a phone company anymore," said Ralph de la...

  • US M&A soars 48% in 2015; highest since 2007 Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Dealmaking has climbed 48 percent year-on-year to $565.6 billion following a string of multi-billion dollar deals this week.

  • Why Mark Zuckerberg wore a tie for an entire year Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2009.

    Despite Zuck's fame, many FBers may not know everything there is to know about the social media mogul.

  • UPDATE 2-AT&T to offer Hulu on website, app this year Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    May 13- AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless company, said on Wednesday its users will be able to access the Hulu streaming video service on its website and mobile app starting later this year. Fullscreen, one of the biggest networks on YouTube, is majority-owned by Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and Peter Chernin's The Chernin Group that creates web-based...

  • UPDATE 1-AT&T to offer Hulu on website, apps this year Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    Larger rival Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy AOL Inc to access its mobile video advertising technology. Web entrants Hulu, Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc have become popular as more people ditch pricey cable subscriptions in favor of video streaming products. Verizon had earlier bought Intel Corp's OnCue service last year for an...

  • After AOL pop, here are 10 tech stocks ready to run Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    Following AOL's takeover-fueled 19 percent pop, CNBC Pro screened for other small technology stocks that could be ready to surge.

  • Early movers: DAL, PLL, HUM, VZ, KMB, FB & more Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • The pros of an AOL-Verizon deal   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    The pros of an AOL-Verizon deal

    Angelo Zino, equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, says that advertising is a key leverage in the potential deal between AOL and Verizon.

  • NEW YORK, May 12- Verizon Communications has made clear what it hopes to gain with the $4.4 billion purchase of AOL: a better way to sell mobile video ads. "You have AOL and the mobile platform of Verizon," said M.S. Krishnan, a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Verizon has significant data on its customers and their activity on...

  • Cramer Remix: Know this about rising rates Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is discussing the positives of a rate rise.

  • AOL's Armstrong charted bumpy path to big Verizon sale Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:54 PM ET

    May 12- AOL Inc Chief Executive Tim Armstrong's six year path to transforming the venerable dial-up Internet provider into a marketable mobile ad specialist was filled with bumps. Perhaps most infamously, Armstrong publicly blamed an AOL employee's "distressed baby" as the reason for the company's escalating health care costs. Verizon's offer- at a premium of...

  • Cramer: AOL & Verizon will crack the code on this Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:21 PM ET
    Tim Armstrong, chairman and CEO of AOL.

    Jim Cramer was thrilled with Verizon snapping up AOL for $4 billion. But does the merger make sense? He gives his take.

  • What Verizon gets from AOL: Swisher   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 5:35 PM ET
    What Verizon gets from AOL: Swisher

    Re/code's executive editor Kara Swisher, discusses Verizon's decision to buy AOL, and reflects on AOL buying Time Warner in 2000.

  • What is Verizon really getting with AOL? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:54 PM ET
    A pedestrian checks his mobile phone while walking past a Verizon Wireless store in San Francisco, California.

    The crown jewel for Verizon in its acquisition of AOL is advertising, led by the mass media company's proprietary technology.

  • *AOL jumps to 15- month high on Verizon's $4.4 bln offer. May 12- U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday after a recent run-up in global bond yields unsettled investors already concerned about an eventual Federal Reserve interest rate hike. "In the short term, the market is a hostage to interest rates, said Jim Awad, managing director at Plimsoll Mark Capital."

  • Does content count?   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:15 PM ET
    Does content count?

    Frank Addante, Rubicon Project CEO, and Betsy Morgan, TheBlaze CEO, discuss whether AOL is a good acquisition for Verizon, and options for Huffington Post.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed mildly lower, recovering from sharp morning losses as investors found some relief from a slight recovery in the bond market.