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  1. 9 hours ago

    Tax doubts dampen hiring by US companies

    US chief executives see little chance of Congress reforming the country’s tax system after November’s midterm elections,...

  2. September 11, 2014

    Vodafone says door is open to new deals

    Vodafone would consider a transformational M&A deal at the right price in the future, according to its chief executive...

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  1. September 11, 2014

    Online companies join battle over ‘internet slow lanes’

    A fierce battle is raging for the hearts and minds of web users – a battle that, if the heated rhetoric from each side is a...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Netflix joins net neutrality protests

    A coalition of some of the web’s most popular sites – including Netflix, Kickstarter and Reddit – will on Wednesday stage an...

  3. August 25, 2014

    Gloves off now that Sprint’s courtship of T-Mobile US is over

    Within the space of three weeks, Sprint and T-Mobile US have gone from potential allies to enemies in a price war that...

  4. August 21, 2014

    Gore sues Al Jazeera America

    Al Gore, the former US vice-president and co-founder of Current TV, has alleged Al Jazeera America “manufacture[d]” claims...

  5. August 21, 2014

    Digital shake-up drives newspaper deals

    Rupert Murdoch’s withdrawn bid for Time Warner might have stolen the limelight of deal manoeuvring in the US media industry,...

  6. August 20, 2014

    US may be a gamble too far for Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank

    Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of the telecommunications group SoftBank and perhaps Japan’s most successful example...

  7. August 8, 2014

    T-Mobile US’s Legere gives Sprint a run for its money

    John Legere, the provocative chief executive of T-Mobile US, is not the sort of man to be fazed by the failure of a mooted...

  8. August 8, 2014

    Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

    There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

  9. August 7, 2014

    FCC’s Tom Wheeler applauds collapse of T-Mobile-Sprint deal

    Tom Wheeler, US Federal Communications Commission chairman, wasted no time in welcoming the news of Sprint’s abandonment of...

  10. August 6, 2014

    Iliad prepares to sharpen T-Mobile US pitch

    France’s Iliad is preparing to step up its pitch for a $15bn takeover of T-Mobile US with fresh overtures to its largest...

  11. August 6, 2014

    T-Mobile tie-up plan falls foul of regulators

    Not for the first time, Deutsche Telekom has good reason to curse a US regulator determined to make sure the country has at...

  12. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2014

    Popped collars

    One hot feature in big M&A deals this year has been “collars”, a way for selling companies to lock in value when they are...

  13. July 29, 2014

    Windstream soars on Reit spin-off plan

    The US telecoms sector climbed on Tuesday after a small wireline network announced plans to spin off part of its business...

  14. July 17, 2014

    US media: Who else might be in play?

    What Murdoch would be getting Rupert Murdoch has tried to buy Time Warner for $80bn, but 21st Century Fox is not the only...

  15. beyondbrics

    July 9, 2014

    América Móvil - Five reasons for Slim's slimming

    Backed into a corner by tough new Mexican telecoms regulations, Carlos Slim’s América Móvil (AMX) has come out fighting. Its...

  16. June 30, 2014

    Telecoms: Europe’s scrambled signal

    Nothing would be smarter for Jens Sanford’s phone bill than emigrating. It would barely matter what border the German IT...

  17. June 24, 2014

    AT&T accused over merger promises

    AT&T had a bad record of keeping its past merger-related promises, and politicians should be sceptical of commitments it was...

  18. June 18, 2014

    Most ISPs improving performance, says FCC

    Most broadband internet service providers in the US are improving their performance, but those using local telephone...

  19. June 18, 2014

    Amazon chief launches ‘Fire’ smartphone

    Amazon muscled into the smartphone market on Wednesday, launching a handset called Fire and betting that the ecommerce...

  20. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2014

    Premium pricing

    The whopping 240 per cent premium Merck is paying for hepatitis drug developer Idenix Pharmaceuticals got us wondering about...

  21. June 8, 2014

    AT&T: clear line

    Transparency means one thing for AT&T’s customers; for its investors, another. Last week, the telecoms behemoth released a...

  22. June 5, 2014

    Sprint / T-Mobile: extreme makeover

    A Sprint/T-Mobile merger would be an expensive, risky way to fix an identity crisis. In the US mobile phone market, top dogs...

  23. June 4, 2014

    Internet access costs set to sap digital content spending

    Consumers’ willingness to pay for digital content is in danger of being held back by their rising spending on internet...

  24. May 23, 2014

    Letter from Lex: Question marks

    Readers, Here are eight questions we wondered about this week: • Why did AstraZeneca turn down Pfizer’s offer? If the answer...

  25. May 22, 2014

    Beware pitfalls that can dog megamergers

    More than a decade ago, AT&T undertook a giant corporate unbundling. Mobile communications and cable TV divisions were shed...

  26. May 22, 2014

    Dish Network ponders options after AT&T deal for DirecTV

    When AT&T announced its $49bn agreed bid for DirecTV this week, the deal appeared to leave Dish Network and the company’s...

  27. beyondbrics

    May 20, 2014

    Tough times ahead for Slim

    Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecoms tycoon, is both highly strategic and highly pragmatic. Already fuming over his country’s...

  28. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - How did we get so busy? (Why was Keynes wrong?) - Forget the cloud. Tech’s future is in the fog. -...

  29. May 19, 2014

    AT&T looks to justify its $48.5bn DirecTV bet

    AT&T’s $48.5bn agreed cash and stock bid for DirecTV represents a big bet on video and on consumers’ appetite for bundled...

  30. May 19, 2014

    AT&T / DirecTV: T for two

    AT&T does not know how television will be delivered in a decade. But after spending $67bn, including assumed debt, on...

  31. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2014

    The London 6am Cut

    REMINDER: You can find Camp Alphaville details here. AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn: “AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV in a...

  32. May 18, 2014

    AT&T to buy DirecTV for $48.5bn

    AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV in a $48.5bn deal that will further shake up the country’s fast-changing pay-TV market. The...

  33. May 18, 2014

    Mobile payments revolution is still to take off

    Tech companies might have invested millions in persuading people to make payments with their mobile phones, but the closure...

  34. May 15, 2014

    US rules on internet fast lane move ahead

    The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a contentious proposal on net neutrality rules that could...

  35. May 13, 2014

    AT&T/DirecTV: Coming out on top

    Take heart, AT&T shareholders. There are even more scary ways for the company to squander its capital than by spending $50bn...

  36. May 13, 2014

    AT&T and Sprint bet on regulatory change

    AT&T’s negotiations on a near-$50bn bid for DirecTV, like Sprint’s desire to buy T-Mobile US, look likely to test US...

  37. May 13, 2014

    AT&T closing in on near-$50bn DirecTV bid

    AT&T is in advanced discussions with DirecTV, the largest US satellite-television provider, over a deal worth almost $50bn...

  38. May 12, 2014

    Weibo leads tech sector rebound

    The US technology sector began the week with a rebound as investors picked through the dozens of momentum stocks that have...

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