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Despite AT&T’s long-standing assumption that its acquisition of Time Warner would go off without much of a regulatory hitch, it’s recently become clear that the company may have to divest parts of the business to receive the approval it needs. It’s therefore worth asking which of the parts of the Time Warner whole would be worth the most to AT&T. The Turner business has been reported as the most likely to be forced out if AT&T is to gain approval for the merger.
Shifting Dynamics in the US Wireless Market Reading Time: 3 minutesAs I’ve mentioned before, one of the markets I follow closely is the US wireless market, with a focus on the four largest network operators. These operators continue to be by far the largest channel for smartphone sales in the US, and what I’ll share today is a mix of insights on the wireless market itself and the implications for the smartphone market.
@WhatTheBit@BenBajarin The Reuters article does a decent job of rounding out the background here, I think – Google’s history of doing this type of deal, Google’s renewed interest in China, the fact that the companies don’t really compete directly in China or elsewhere, protecting against lawsuits…
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