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Comcast CFO Talks Netflix Deal, Wireless Rollout and Why DirecTV Now Doesn't Worry Him

Plus, how 'dominating big nights' paid off for NBC

Comcast isn't worried about competition from AT&T and Hulu's new streaming bundle services, nor is the company shy about competing in a new area of its own: wireless service. Mike Cavanagh,…

AT&T Says Early Demand for DirecTV Now Is ‘Exceeding Expectations’

Plus, Verizon details its 5G deployment plans

Last week's launch of DirecTV Now was plagued with errors, but AT&T says it's thrilled with the early interest in its new streaming bundle offering. "The early demand has been rather…

AT&T Has Reached a Deal to Acquire Time Warner. Now What?

3 key questions arising from $83 billion megadeal

After a report just two days ago that AT&T and Time Warner had engaged in "informal" talks about a possible merger, the two companies have reached a deal in which…

Verizon's Old Pitchman, Paul Marcarelli, Switches to Sprint in Delicious Bit of Backstabbing

Luring away a wireless icon

The wireless wars have been getting notoriously dirty, and now Sprint has come up with the most deviously clever attack yet—signing up Paul Marcarelli, who worked for years as Verizon's…

After Terrorist Attacks, Telecom Companies Are Waiving Fees to Call Belgium and Turkey

How Airbnb and Uber are helping customers affected, too

Following news of Tuesday's deadly terror attacks in Brussels, many of the world's largest telecommunications companies said they will waive fees for customers trying to reach people in Belgium and…

Charter Promises Great TV and Internet at the Most Comically Unlikely Times

Fast service for 'serious' business

A quartet of ads for Charter Communications' Spectrum package promise fast and convenient Internet service, and HD television for everyone ... no matter how bedridden, ambitious, desperate or determined to…

Man Creates Obnoxious Robot to Trick Telemarketers in Brilliant Quest for Revenge

Roger Anderson fights back

One devious genius has created a robot to string telemarketers along—and the results are comedy gold. Fed up with unwanted calls, telecom professional Roger Anderson programmed software—which he cheekily named the…

AT&T Names Agency Veteran as New Head of Advertising

Fiona Carter held leadership roles at Omnicom and BBDO

Just under a year after Esther Lee left AT&T to become MetLife's new CMO, the telecom giant has named Fiona Carter to succeed Lee as its svp/head of brand marketing,…

Ready or Not, Here Comes Your First Big Weepy 2015 Holiday Prank Commercial

Shaw Communications obliges

'Tis the season for heart-tugging brand videos. Wait, already? Just as the holidays seem to come ever earlier in the retail universe—Christmas displays regularly pop up before Halloween—at least one brand…

Ads for the World's Greatest Baby Stroller Suddenly Sell Something Else Entirely

But not until you go online

Does your baby need a stroller that comes with 4-by-4 suspension, a sandbox, a holographic projector and a bubble machine? In our tech-crazed society, where everyone grows up to be an…

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