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“Today, We Move On”: Comcast Officially Kills Time Warner Cable Deal. — And now, it's really dead. Here's Comcast's statement on the Time Warner Cable deal, which regulators effectively killed this week: "Comcast Corporation announced this morning that its merger agreement with Time Warner Cable and its transactions agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. have been terminated. The following is a statement from Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L.

After Comcast Deal, Broadband Monopolies Remain. Can Google Can Help? — Critics of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal made convincing arguments that it would be bad for consumers, and for the media companies that want to deliver stuff to consumers on the Internet. Astonishingly, Washington listened. But in the end, killing the Comcast* deal just maintains the status quo.

Netflix is 6% of TV Business, 43% of Ratings Decline - Nathanson — Netflix wants to replace TV, and there's a growing consensus that Reed Hastings has already started: The new conventional wisdom is that Netflix is the reason behind a mysterious decline in TV ratings that showed up last summer and has stuck around ever since.

YouTube Says Viewers Watch, Share Ads More on Mobile — How do you get people to watch your ads, then share them with their friends? Easy! Just show your ads to people who are watching videos on their phones. That answer comes from YouTube, citing new research. Not a coincidence: The world's biggest video player now generates more than half of its traffic from mobile.

Verizon Says It Doesn’t Need ESPN’s OK for Custom TV Plan — Verizon says it doesn't need permission from ESPN or any other TV programmer to break up the bundle. Speaking on the company's earnings call today, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo told investors that the company's deals with TV programmers allow it to offer a new "customized TV" plan, which gives subscribers the ability to mix and match different clusters of cable channels.

HBO Picks Up ‘High Maintenance’ Web Series From Vimeo — It's 2015, so we don't have to wonder when the Internet is going to catch up to TV anymore. That's a past-tense question. Some of the world's biggest stars - if you're a teenager - live on YouTube, Vine and Snapchat. Some of the world's most popular - or, at least, buzzy - shows are on Netflix.

The Collision Press Pack - 9 more journalists — Following on from the first selection of international tech journalists that we've already announced for Collision, below is another 9 influencers from across the worlds of newspapers, digital media, blogging and TV.

Epicurious Apple Watch Timer is Conde Nast’s First Wearable App — The last time Apple introduced a brand new piece of hardware, Conde Nast thought it might help reshape the magazine business. Five years after the iPad, the magazine publisher has more modest goals for the new Apple Watch: It thinks it might help people cook a steak.

Disney Says Verizon TV Plan is “Not Authorized” — About that Verizon plan to break up the pay TV bundle into smaller bundles? Not so fast, says Disney's ESPN, which says Verizon's plan, which it is supposed to start marketing this weekend, violates agreements the programmer has with the pay TV provider.

Verizon’s New Pay TV Pitch Isn’t A La Carte TV. But It’s Getting Closer. — My hunch is that most people don't want to actively manage their pay TV lineup, even if they say they do. Then again, they haven't really had the chance until now, so we'll see.
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Apr 25, 2015

RT @waltmossberg: With aid from Social Media, Bruce Jenner interview serves as "Ellen" moment for Transgender Movement. via @InaFried

Apr 25, 2015

RT @emilysteel: Bruce Jenner’s Transgender Announcement Draws 16.8 Million on ABC News -…

Apr 25, 2015

@mokoyfman @fromedome especially since current twitter, fb direction is to jam more media/engagement into each interaction.

Apr 25, 2015

@mokoyfman smart. But was it even a decision? Can't imagine how they would add one if they wanted to

Apr 24, 2015

RT @inafried: "I'm me. I'm a person. This who I am. I'm not stuck in anybody's body ". -Jenner

Apr 24, 2015

@JohnPaczkowski p.s. I think at BuzzFeed they have a team that can help you make GIFs. Or maybe you can just get someone to do that for you?

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