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October 26, 2016 7:00 PM Document: Dog tuxedo bought with Arkansas county credit card

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – A former county employee in Arkansas has been arrested after prosecutors accused her of using a county credit card to buy personal items including Arkansas Razorbacks tickets and a tuxedo for her dog. The Sentinel Record newspaper reports ( ) that Kristi Goss was arrested Tuesday on six counts of fraudulent use of a credit 35

October 26, 2016 1:10 PM Review: Amazon’s Alexa Makes Fire Tablets More Useful

Alexa can respond to more than 4,000 voice commands on Fire tablets, but lags behind Siri on mobile devices Inc.’s Alexa is finally stepping up to challenge Apple Inc.’s Siri on its home turf: mobile devices. This week, Amazon is rolling out an update for all of its most recent Fire tablets that features the company’s voice assistant built 34

October 26, 2016 6:01 AM Google’s Alphabet Experiment Misses Key Goal: Keeping Executives

When Google co-founder Larry Page created Alphabet Inc., he gave three primary reasons: free up the main internet business from its costly "moonshot" projects; turn those audacious experiments into real businesses; and keep entrepreneurial leaders from leaving. On Tuesday, Craig Barratt, chief executive officer of Alphabet’s Access unit, which runs Google 40

October 25, 2016 10:46 PM 8 takeaways from Apple’s Q4 2016 earnings call

Apple can’t make enough iPhone 7 devices to satisfy demand from customers and Wall Street to make more money. During Apple’s Q4 2016 earnings call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri revealed that big things are in the pipeline that should put the company back on track to growth and it all starts Thursday with the MacBook Pro. Mac sales declined 61

October 25, 2016 10:13 PM Sanders: ‘We must do everything possible’ to press Clinton on AT&T-Time Warner

The growing opposition to AT&T’s $85 billion bid to acquire Time Warner by populist politicians on the left and right offers a preview of the ideological fights that Hillary Clinton would immediately confront if she were elected president. The merger, expected to go before antitrust regulators early next year, would be one of the first major tests of Clinton’s 41

October 25, 2016 9:00 PM AT&T aims to break from streaming crowd with Time Warner

LOS ANGELES AT&T is betting its purchase of Time Warner Inc will give the company an edge in winning subscribers for its live internet television package, a new front in media that is about to become crowded by technology players. The DirecTV Now service coming to the market next month will offer the kind of live programming on multiple channels now available 43

October 25, 2016 6:28 PM How to talk about the AT&T, Time Warner deal like an insider

5G: The forthcoming fifth generation of mobile networks and wireless systems. This faster internet is needed to support connected cars and the Internet of Things, the trend of thermostats, refrigerators and more being connected to the network. Over-the-top (or OTT) content: A term used to describe video services or devices that allow TV programs and movies 33

October 25, 2016 10:57 AM CMO Today: AT&T’s Ambitious Advertising Plans With Time Warner Deal

Here's your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings. ABOUT TIME WARNER: AT&T and Time Warner pitched their merger along similar lines as Comcast’s union with NBCUniversal—that, in today’s media landscape, it makes sense to combine content creation with powerful distribution. But as CMO Today reports 67

October 25, 2016 3:27 AM If AT&T swallows Time Warner, who might be gobbled up next?

Wall Street gave a cool reception Monday to AT&T’s plan to buy Time Warner Inc., illustrating sharply divergent views on whether the blockbuster deal will usher in a new era of media consolidation or merely more scrutiny from federal regulators. But the uncertainty didn’t stop some analysts from speculating about various combinations that could transform 68

October 24, 2016 2:52 PM AT&T, Time Warner Shares Drop Amid Wall Street Skepticism

Lawmakers, media rivals, and politicians have also come out against the deal Shares of Time Warner dropped 2% to $87.69, below AT&T’s offer of $107.50 a share, while shares of AT&T fell 1.5% to $36.93 in morning trading. The Monday price of Time Warner, trading about 18% below the deal value, means the market is figuring about a 40% chance that the deal will be approved 38