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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…

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…

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,…

These Are the Digital Trends Everyone in Tech and Advertising Needs to Know

According to Mary Meeker's Internet report

One of the most-watched digital reports of the year is out—Mary Meeker's Internet Trends—and it shows just how much room mobile advertising has to grow. Meeker runs digital investments for…

Here's Why AOL Is Poised to Take On Facebook and Google

Industry welcomes the competition

What do you get when you combine the one-time champion of dial-up and the current wireless subscription leader? You get an advertising technology player that could compete more closely with…

Ad of the Day: Virgin Mobile's New Campaign Is the Ultimate Rickroll

Look who pops up out of nowhere

The sudden appearance of Rick Astley usually means you've been duped. But 180LA and Virgin Mobile now want it to communicate the opposite. A new campaign for the wireless carrier depicts…

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: The Internet Now Has the Referee It Needs

Addresses net neutrality decision at Mobile World Congress

In his early evening keynote appearance at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler essentially continued his victory lap five days after his agency voted 3-2…

The Winners and Losers in the FCC Ruling for Net Neutrality

Mozilla and Netflix celebrate as Comcast and Verizon seethe

In a historic decision today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of net neutrality by preventing broadband providers from throttling high-traffic services like Netflix. Specifically, the regulatory body voted…

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