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Verizon and AT&T vow to stop selling cellphone location data to brokers

June 19, 2018 |

Verizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without…


L.A. Times – Business

AT&T completes purchase of Time Warner, ushering in new era for Warner Bros., CNN and HBO

June 15, 2018 |

Time Warner Inc. is no more.

Late Thursday, AT&T Inc. announced that it completed its $ 85-billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc., just two days after a federal judge in Washington gave the deal the green light. AT&T wasted little time consolidating its hard-fought prize — a blockbuster purchase…


L.A. Times – Business

AT&T Closes Time Warner Deal, as DOJ Doesn’t Ask for Delay

June 15, 2018 |

AT&T completed its purchase of Time Warner Inc., hours after the Department of Justice decided not to request a legal delay while antitrust officials consider whether to appeal their court defeat.
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Judge clears AT&T purchase of Time Warner, creating entertainment colossus

June 13, 2018 |

A federal judge Tuesday cleared the way for AT&T Inc.’s $ 85.4-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc., creating an entertainment colossus that promises to reshape the media business.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s ruling in the biggest antitrust case of the century is expected to pave the way…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Rules AT&T Can Acquire Time Warner

June 12, 2018 |

A federal judge ruled AT&T can proceed with its planned acquisition of Time Warner, rejecting the Justice Department’s allegations that the deal would suppress competition in the pay-TV industry.
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Judge OKs AT&T Merger With Time Warner

June 12, 2018 |

After a six-week trial, a federal judge on Tuesday said AT&T’s $ 85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner is legal, approving the merger with no conditions, CNBC reports. The Justice Department sued to block the merger last year; the judge’s decision rejects the government’s argument that the merger will hurt…
Newser

AT&T calls hiring Michael Cohen ‘big mistake’ and says its public policy chief will retire

May 12, 2018 |

Hoping to quell a growing controversy, AT&T Inc. chief Randall Stephenson said Friday that the phone giant did not break any laws but committed a “serious misjudgment” in hiring Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney and fixer, as a political consultant.

“Our company has been in the…


L.A. Times – Business

AT&T Ousts Executive Who Paid Michael Cohen $600K

May 11, 2018 |

AT&T is one of the companies that paid big money to Michael Cohen after President Trump’s election to take advantage of his close ties to the president. “Big mistake,” chief executive Randall Stephenson writes in a company email now in wide circulation in the media. What’s more, the AT&T executive…
Newser

AT&T was paying Trump’s lawyer as the administration turned into foe

May 9, 2018 |

In the early days of President Trump’s administration, Trump had a friend in AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Randall Stephenson.

The telecom executive described himself as one of Trump’s “biggest defenders on public policy.” He met with the president-elect at Trump Tower and talked about all the jobs…


L.A. Times – Business

AT&T and Verizon are under federal investigation for potential collusion

April 21, 2018 |

The Justice Department is investigating potential efforts by AT&T and Verizon to hamstring a technology that could someday make it easier for consumers to seamlessly switch their wireless carriers, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The investigation appears to focus on whether…


L.A. Times – Business