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October 24, 2016 12:01 PM AT&T-Time Warner May Signal Start of New Media Consolidation

The tie-up of AT&T and Time Warner, which brings together one of the largest wireless and pay TV providers and cable networks like HBO, CNN and TBS, could kick off a new round of industry consolidation. Stocks of some programmers that could attract interest rose sharply on Friday as the deal of the year came together. Discovery gained 3.6 percent, AMC rose 3.9 percent 43

October 24, 2016 11:44 AM Why the Internet broke and you couldn't do anything about it

There's a war in heaven. Mortals beware. “Sing, O Muse, sing of the anger of Akamais.” Okay, I’m no Homer and this is no Odyssey, but we mortals are the victims of a fight we didn’t start and which may last longer than the Trojan War. As I write this, on October 21, the Internet is unevenly available to people, with many major sites being difficult or impossible 49

October 24, 2016 10:04 AM Morning Agenda: AT&T and Time Warner, Behind the Curtain at Teneo

But not everyone is on board with that, especially if it looks as if it could reshape the entire media landscape in the United States and spur even more consolidation. Politicians, including Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton, have weighed in. The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee have said they planned 42

October 23, 2016 10:05 PM How your baby monitors are being used to attack the Internet

What made last week’s Internet takedown so effective — and, some would say, sinister — was how the attackers weaponized everyday devices like security cameras, digital video recorders and baby monitors. By exploiting the devices’ Web connections, hackers could infect them with malicious software and use them to paralyze huge portions of the Internet 44

October 23, 2016 7:02 PM Sneak some learning into your kid's bathtime play with this raincloud toy

Bathtime was not fun for me as a child. I used to concoct every excuse in the book because I hated getting my hair washed. My mane was long and dirty and impossible to run a brush through. For other kids, bathtime comes right before bedtime, meaning play time gets cut short. But bathtime doesn't have to be a chore. This raincloud tub toy is not only fun to play with, it's educational 26

October 23, 2016 5:17 PM AT&T’s $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergy

NEW YORK — AT&T’s $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and those that produce it. The acquisition would combine a telecom giant that owns a leading cellphone business, DirecTV and an internet service with the company behind HBO, CNN, and some of the world’s 47

October 23, 2016 4:36 PM AT&T/Time Warner Merger a Sign of New Media Environment's Challenges

The tie-up of AT&T Inc and Time Warner Inc, bringing together one of the country's largest wireless and pay TV providers and cable networks like HBO, CNN and TBS, could kick off a new round of industry consolidation amid massive changes in how people watch TV. Stocks of some programmers that could attract interest rose sharply on Friday as the deal of the year came together 54

October 23, 2016 3:16 PM ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Tom Hanks Gives America The Pep Talk It Needs In Halloween-ish Episode

Nine-time host Tom Hanks knows he’s America’s Dad, and he’ll do anything to make the United States of Hanks feel better during election season. For the first time this season, “Saturday Night Live” gave audiences the gift of a host who knew exactly what he was doing. They also eased back on the Trump shtick; apart from a lengthy (and incredible) cold open and a few punchlines 39

October 23, 2016 2:01 PM AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner is a new bet on synergy

NEW YORK — AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and those that produce it. The acquisition would combine a telecom giant that owns a leading cellphone business, DirecTV and an internet service with the company behind HBO, CNN, and some of the world's 36

October 23, 2016 12:20 AM AT&T Buys Time Warner in Transformative Hollywood Deal for Cord-Cutting Age

The rise of millennial cord-cutters has now made its most definitive mark on corporate America: The $85 billion marriage of telecom giant AT&T and media juggernaut Time Warner. And reverberations of the deal unveiled Saturday will resonate the most in corner offices across Hollywood’s biggest television and film lots. The company established by inventor 43