Financial


  • Comcast Accuses Critics of ‘Extortion’ in Time Warner Cable Merger
    Merger
    The demands have included requests for free backbone interconnection, sharing of advertising technology developed by Comcast, and renegotiation of program carriage arrangements, Comcast told the Federal Communications Commission this week in a filing. ...More
    September 25, 2014 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • DirecTV Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve AT&T Merger
    The merger, which will make Dallas-based AT&T a stronger competitor in the TV market, is still subject to antitrust and public interest reviews by the U.S. Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission. ...More
    September 25, 2014 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • ScanSource Acquires Imago Group
    ScanSource, Inc., a distributor of specialty technology products, has closed its purchase of Imago Group plc, a European distributor of video and voice communications equipment and services. ...More
    September 25, 2014 By Claire Cleveland Posted in News
  • Iliad Said to Ponder Another Bid for T-Mobile
    Over the summer, Bellevue, Washington-based T-Mobile and its majority owner Deutsche Telekom balked at an offer from Iliad that would have given it a 56.6 percent stake in T-Mobile in exchange for $15 billion in cash. ...More
    September 23, 2014 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • AT&T-DirecTV Merger Would ‘Stifle Competition’
    In reliance on an index used by the U.S. Justice Department, the national organization Free Press argued the merger would decrease competition and result in a number of highly concentrated markets. ...More
    September 22, 2014 By Josh Long Posted in News
  • Market Shifts Keep Video Conferencing Revenue Growth Slow
    Video Conference Room
    The video conferencing and telepresence market was worth $725 million in the second quarter, up 2 percent from a year ago, but up 5 percent over the previous quarter. ...More
    September 22, 2014 By Claire Cleveland Posted in News
  • 80% of Very Small Businesses Will Make a Profit This Year
    Small business
    Businesses with between one and 10 employees are seeing positive signs as the third quarter of 2014 ends, while 81 percent expect to have a profitable second half and 73 percent are optimistic about the economy, according to a new report. ...More
    September 22, 2014 By Claire Cleveland Posted in News
  • Microsoft Layoffs: Round 2 Begins, Affects R&D Operations
    Job cuts
    More than 2,000 employees are losing their jobs this week. ...More
    September 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • iPhone 6, Low Churn to Drive AT&T's Q3 Numbers
    AT&T CSO John Stankey said he anticipates that churn numbers will be low despite the increasing competition for customers among the big four wireless carriers. He also predicted a big finish to the quarter as Apple's new iPhones go on sale on Friday. ...More
    September 17, 2014 By Claire Cleveland Posted in News
  • EMC Snubs Investor, Plans to Keep VMware Stake
    EMC logo
    Despite pressure from another co-owner of VMware, EMC Corp. will hang on to its majority stake in the virtualization giant, according to a new report. ...More
    September 11, 2014 By Craig Galbraith Posted in News