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On September 16, 2014 By Zac Parsons September 16, 2014
The era of console gaming is probably coming to an end. At least it seems Microsoft thinks so. Yesterday, the company announced the acquisition of a little-known game publisher called Mojang. It should not be very surprising if you haven’t heard of them, as they have not published many hit games. The one [...]Continue Reading →
On September 2, 2014 By William Healy September 2, 2014
Netflix has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Just this week the streaming company filed a Petition to Deny with the FCC which formally asks the government to block the deal.
Netflix argues that if the two cable companies [...]Continue Reading →
When it comes to sharing data for due diligence, entrepreneurs and their lawyers are faced with a bit of a choice. Companies used to host physical data storage rooms for transactions and document review where they could keep all physical copies of the documents needed to complete the deal; often it was under guard and/or [...]Continue Reading →
Over the last several months the high profile merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been a major point of interest for analysts, commentators, and consumers of digital entertainment. Currently the primary potential hurdle left for the deal’s completion is regulatory approval with the Department of Justice. Critics argue that this [...]Continue Reading →
On March 10, 2014 By Thomas McFarland March 9, 2014
Last month Comcast, the nation’s largest cable and broadband internet provider, announced that it had made a bid to purchase Time Warner Cable (TWC), the nation’s second largest cable provider for an eye-popping $45 billion. If the deal goes through, Comcast would account for 38% of the broadband market and [...]Continue Reading →
On January 21, 2011 By Joanna Barry January 19, 2011
On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake in [...]Continue Reading →
On October 7, 2010 By Lacey Logsdon October 6, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently requested more information concerning Comcast’s plans to purchase a fifty-one percent interest in NBC Universal from General Electric Co.
The information request has a potential to delay the $28 billion dollar deal, although Sena Fitzmaurice — Comcast’s VP of Government Communications — stated that the company still [...]Continue Reading →
On February 10, 2010 By Donna Baldry July 22, 2010
The pending deal between NBC Universal and Comcast has found an unlikely opponent in former NBC-funnyman-turned-Senator, Al Franken (D-Minn.).
As we reported in December 2009, the joint venture agreement would leave Comcast owning 51 percent and G.E. owning 49 percent of NBC Universal. However, it seems predictions that the merger would face Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
In yet another Missouri cyber-bullying incident, teenager arrested for threatening website.
TLC claims breach of contract against Jon Gosselin for stopping production of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
New FTC guidelines threaten to fine bloggers who fail to disclose relationships with advertisers.
Federal [...]Continue Reading →
On September 15, 2009 By Christine Hawes January 29, 2014
A proposed partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo’s search engines faces increased scrutiny this week by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The partnership, announced in July, would give Microsoft control of Yahoo’s search service by using its own search engine, Bing, on all Yahoo sites. Yahoo would maintain the responsibility of selling [...]Continue Reading →
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