Tag: merger

by Claire Groden

First, cable company Charter Communications made a run at buying Time Warner Cable. That ended up being a prelude to cable and media giant Comcast swooping in to buy Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal. The combined firm would serve 30 million pay TV subscribers (Comcast would divest 3 million subscribers it would [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Robert Rosenthal Welcome to the 37th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Jillian York, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. It’s been a crazy week in media + tech, with important mergers abounding! First up is the Center for Investigative Reporting announcing that [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This has been a very rough week for the two Internet pioneers, Yahoo and AOL. Yahoo’s fiery chief executive Carol Bartz was fired over the phone (who would have the guts to say it to her face?), and co-founder Jerry Yang is taking a role in rethinking the company’s direction (again). And at AOL, CEO [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Deals like this don’t come along every day. The search giant Google has rarely strayed into this kind of massive buyout in the past (a few billion for DoubleClick comes to mind) and never for something like hardware. But now that Google has announced a $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola, a maker of smartphones and [...] more »