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AT&T and Time Warner Seek to Mollify Deal’s Critics

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:38:46 GMT

AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, and his Time Warner counterpart, Jeffrey Bewkes, tried to address analysts’ concerns on Monday.

DealBook: Making Sense of AT&T’s Bid for Time Warner

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:18:49 GMT

The proposed $85 billion merger faces tough regulatory scrutiny, but the potential to challenge cable companies may make a compelling case.

Too Good to Be Ignored: Women Who Reached the Top in Sports

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:28:37 GMT

Molly Schiot, whose new book is “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History.”A New Book, “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History,” looks at women who overcame tremendous obstacles.

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Lawyers for Adnan Syed, of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Ask Court to Free Him on Bail

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:18:53 GMT

Adnan Syed in Baltimore City Circuit Court in February.If Mr. Syed is released while awaiting a retrial in the killing of Hae Min Lee, it would be his first time out of prison in over 15 years.

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Drake Announces ‘More Life’ on His Preferred Platform, Apple Music

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:46:04 GMT

Drake, performing in September. He debuted three new tracks on Sunday night, during an episode of his “OVO Sound” show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio.The rapper said a new release, which he called a playlist rather than an album, would arrive in December.

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New York Times Company Buys The Wirecutter

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:25:52 GMT

Brian Lam founded The Wirecutter, which provides recommendations for consumer technology products.The company also bought The Sweethome, a sister site. Both are product recommendation websites that offer guides on tech gadgets and home products.

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Classes for Jedis Run Afoul of the Lucasfilm Empire

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:26:19 GMT

Fans participating in a mock lightsaber battle at Washington Square Park in New York before the opening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015.A man whose businesses offers private lessons and certifications for fine-tuning lightsaber skills is operating without the permission of the “Star Wars” owner.

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Advertising: Chase Courts Instagram Set, Whetting Appetites for Travel and Dining

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:45:32 GMT

A credit card ad featuring the late-night host James Corden and the chef Mads Refslund.An ad campaign for the Sapphire Reserve credit card features the late-night host James Corden talking to innovators in dining, transportation and lodging.

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Mediator: WikiLeaks’ Gift to American Democracy

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:17:40 GMT

Julian Assange, who has sought asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has not revealed the source of Democratic emails.Revelations about Donald Trump and the Clinton campaign have pulled back the curtain on the political-celebrity mythmaking the media too often abets.

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To Secure a Mega-Merger, AT&T Plans to Shoulder Mega-Debt

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:42:13 GMT

An AT&T store window in New York City. A deal with Time Warner would create a combined debt of about $175 billion.A deal with Time Warner would create a combined debt of about $175 billion, which experts say represents one of the biggest risks in the merger.

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Time Warner’s Non-Mogul Mogul Who Foretold Its Worth

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:47:03 GMT

Outside the Time Warner Center in Manhattan on Sunday. AT&T agreed to buy the company for more than $85 billion. One veteran media research analyst gave the deal only a 50-50 chance of being approved.Jeffrey L. Bewkes, the telecom giant’s chief executive, stuck to his guns over the years, confident that his company would get the deal it deserved.

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Swift Opposition to Resurrection of AT&T Giant

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:29:27 GMT

Much of the concern about AT&T’s $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner is rooted in how consumers have fared since Comcast bought NBCUniversal.

Now at GQ, Keith Olbermann Takes His Outrage Online

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:13:06 GMT

The first episode of Keith Olbermann’s new series, “The Closer,” has been viewed more than 800,000 times on YouTube.Mr. Olbermann, the itinerant sports and news broadcaster, is making a series of commentaries opposing Donald J. Trump.

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Sunday Routine: How Maria Shabalin, a Star, Spends Her Sundays

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:30:18 GMT

Maria Shabalin, center, whose lip-syncing videos on the app have attracted two million fans, hanged out with friends in Coney Island this month.For the 14-year-old high school student, Sundays are for making videos, catching up with friends and sailing on Sheepshead Bay.

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Matthew Segal Wants Your Attn:

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:41:40 GMT

Matthew Segal’s news and issues site, Attn:, uses shareable video content to target progressive-leaning young people.The 31-year-old started a popular news and topics site that targets progressive-leaning young people with highly shareable video content.

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David Letterman (and His Beard) Shop at Target These Days

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:25 GMT

The former “Late Show” host on the liberation of retirement: shaving optional, shopping solo and coming to terms with a certain late-night feud.

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David Bunnell, Whose Magazines Were Tech World Must-Reads, Dies at 69

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:56:37 GMT

Bill Gates, left, demonstrating software on a personal computer for the magazine publisher David Bunnell.Mr. Bunnell rode the early wave of personal computers, establishing PC Magazine, Macworld and other magazines and contributing to the industry’s explosive growth.

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AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for $85.4 Billion

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:40:10 GMT

The headquarters of Time Warner in New York. Today’s Time Warner is the byproduct of many rounds of spinoffs and acquisitions.The potential union would probably face heavy scrutiny from government regulators.

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News Analysis: Regulatory Microscope Lies Ahead for AT&T and Time Warner

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:06:44 GMT

AT&T reached a deal to acquire Time Warner for more than $85 billion on Saturday.The deal will probably face a much sterner regulatory review than the Comcast-NBC Universal merger in 2009.

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AT&T Aims for an Empire in Merger Talks With Time Warner

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:01:32 GMT

The headquarters of Time Warner in New York. Today’s Time Warner is the byproduct of many rounds of spinoffs and acquisitions.A deal would give the giant TV distributor and internet provider a collection of programming like HBO and movies like “Suicide Squad.”

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A Return for Carol Burnett, With Some Help From Amy Poehler

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:20:14 GMT

Carol Burnett, who was the star of her own variety show from 1967 to 1978.A multicamera comedy, about a family on the brink of buying a dream house but must live with the tenant (Ms. Burnett), is being developed by ABC.

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Words Vanish on Dylan’s Website, and a Nobel Mystery Continues

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:49:59 GMT

Ballad of a silent man: Bob Dylan.First, an announcement about a new edition of Mr. Dylan’s complete lyrics gives a nod to his Nobel. Second, those words disappear. Third, Bob isn’t talking.

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Feature: The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:23 GMT

The Lanza family’s backyard.A Silicon Valley dad decided to test his theories about parenting by turning his yard into a playground where children can take physical risks without supervision. Not all of his neighbors were thrilled.

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Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life,’ Fear Drives a Master of Suspense

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:41:10 GMT

The latest biography by Peter Ackroyd examines what lurks behind the film director’s obsession with order and control.

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New Oxford Shakespeare Edition Credits Christopher Marlowe as a Co-author

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:46:47 GMT

A portrait of Christopher Marlowe, a Shakespeare colleague and rival.Marlowe is being listed on the three “Henry VI” plays, parts 1, 2 and 3, which have long been believed to be the work of more than one writer.

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