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California Comcast-Time Warner merger review seeks strong consumer protections

Last week, in his review of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger, California Public Utilities Commission Judge Karl Bemesderfer recommended strong conditions to protect consumers. Read More »

“Troubling employment patterns and practices in the technology sector.”

According to the Minority Media and Telecom Council, the abysmal racial employment percentages in today's high-tech industry “closely resemble the statistics of the broadcasting industry in the late 1960’s.” Read More »

Sprint shouldn’t buy T-Mobile – and faces high regulatory hurdles

Opposition to the Sprint/T-Mobile deal is coming from both consumer and financial analysts -- as well as community and labor groups. Read More »

Sprint-T-Mobile deal would face uphill battle

From the headlines this week, you might think that the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is just a formality or two away. Not so, say many analysts. Read More »

Texas congressman hammers Sprint on job cuts

U.S. Representative Gene Green said on the floor of the House that since SoftBank bought Sprint,the company “laid off more than 2,700 call center workers, almost 900 of whom were in my home state of Texas.” Read More »

Sprint edges closer to T-Mobile bid, despite big Q1 growth at both

Both Sprint and T-Mobile announced strong first quarter earnings, but Sprint is going ahead with a merger bid which it claims is essential to the viability of both companies. Read More »

On 2 fronts, Senator Franken fights Comcast-Time Warner merger

In both the Senate and in the media, Al Franken (D-MN) is fighting to stop the Comcast-Time Warner merger. Read More »

Senate committee grills Comcast-Time Warner on merger

At an April 9 Capitol Hill hearing, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and consumer groups expressed deep skepticism about the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner. Read More »

Washington Post editorialist slams Comcast-Time Warner deal

“Can we block a merger just because the two companies involved are jerks?” asked Washington Post editorial writer Catherine Rampell. Read More »

Time Warner’s sell-out CEO to get $80 million

Time Warner CEO Robert Marcus began his job January 1, then sold the company to Comcast, for which he'll be receiving “a severance payment that amounts to more than $1 million a day for the six weeks he ran the company before agreeing to sell.” Read More »

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