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The Deal Is Off Between Fox and Time Warner 21st Century Fox withdraws offer to buy out TWX

That was abrupt: 21st Century Fox today withdrew its long-discussed bid to acquire a controlling interest in Time Warner Entertainment, a megamerger that would have made the resulting entity so…

August 5, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

See How Slow Your Internet Connection Is Compared to Other States Surprise: no one cable provider is the worst

Alas, Alaska. Also Arkansas. It's a terrible time to be living in the Deep South or outside the Lower 48 if you're a Web developer. At least that's what Tom…

August 5, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

Hyundai Will Air an 11-Minute Sci-Fi Film During the Ad Breaks of TNT's Legends Premiere Brand will also sponsor show's digital stream

Serious commercials are hard to do well, but when you're doing content specifically for TNT's upcoming Sean Bean spy thriller, Legends, it's sort of mandatory. So Hyundai and TNT turned to…

August 4, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT

John Oliver Quotes the IAB in Blistering Takedown of Native Ads Proposal for BP-sponsored BuzzFeed post: '11 Sea Creatures Who Deserved to Die'

John Oliver's half-hour comedy news show on HBO has one really amazing regular feature: Rather than a lengthy interview or a musical guest, Oliver goes on a hilarious, impeccably researched…

August 4, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT

Tribune Company Rebrands as Tribune Media New name, logo and website reflect shift to digital, distribution

Tribune Company has announced a rebranding as Tribune Media Company, following news yesterday that the company would spin off its troubled print publications into Tribune Publishing. The rebranding reflects Tribune's…

August 4, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

WWE Will Cut 7% of Its Workforce Layoffs come after quarterly loss

World Wrestling Entertainment will slash 7 percent of its workforce after reporting operating at a loss in the second quarter due to the costs of ramping up its online-subscription service. WWE…

August 1, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

Fans Tell the Story in NFL's New Campaign and Contest Free Super Bowl tickets will go to community group as large as 62

Nearly half of American sports fans call pro or college football their favorite sport. For the second season in a row, the NFL will invite millions of fans to share…

August 1, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

Holy Shark! Syfy Builds a Franchise Without Traditional Ads Network relies on social, barter, word of mouth

Turns out your best marketing tool is word of mouth, especially if the mouth in question is filled with rows of gigantic, serrated teeth.  Dave Howe, president of Syfy, attributed the…

July 31, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

Jenny Slate’s Bedtime Routine Includes a Little Weed And the Obvious Child star starts her day with NPR

Specs Who Jenny Slate Age 32 Accomplishments Star of Obvious Child (in theaters now); co-star of FX series Married (Thursdays at 10 p.m.); guest star on Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation, House of…

July 29, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

The Chairman of the FCC Is Annoyed With Time Warner Cable Blames Rob Marcus for L.A. Dodgers blackout

Maybe it was the widespread feeling that Tom Wheeler is too close to the industry he regulates. Maybe it was pressure from Congress. Maybe it was John Oliver calling him…

July 29, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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