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How Did AT&T’s $100 Billion Time Warner Deal Go So Wrong?

A year later, in the summer of 2016, Mr. Ginsberg, Time Warner’s head of communications, had breakfast with Peter Chernin, his former boss at News Corp. and a trusted adviser […]




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Inside the Implosion of CNN+

David Zaslav had been chief executive of Warner Bros. Discovery for all of a few hours when he learned he had a problem.On April 11, the day his newly merged […]




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New Era Begins at Warner Bros., Back Toward Its Entertainment Roots

“Success is about creative talent, in front of the screen, and behind the screen, and fighting and fighting to create a culture that supports that creative vision,” Mr. Zaslav said […]




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Discovery Closes In on Acquisition of WarnerMedia

Discovery, the medium-size media company that began as a small cable network in 1985, is on the brink of something once unthinkable: assuming ownership of a fabled Hollywood company that […]




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At CNN, Personal and Corporate Tensions Collide After Jeff Zucker’s Exit

One by one, the name-brand news anchors filed in: Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and some two dozen of their CNN colleagues, dejected, confused and ready to pounce.Their quarry […]




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How 5G Clashed With an Aviation Device Invented in the 1920s

Altimeters are a key part of the 787’s landing system, turning on the reverse thrusters that slow the plane once it has landed. Mr. Lemme said a Boeing patent suggested […]




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AT&T to Delay 5G Service at Some Airports After Airlines Warn of Chaos

“To be very clear, we’re incredibly disappointed that we are at this point, that the entire U.S. airline industry is facing major disruption as new wireless technology is activated,” he […]




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In Race for 5G, Alarm and Security Services Get Stuck in the Middle

In the alarm industry, the biggest companies, like ADT, seem to be coping best with the challenge of meeting the sunset date set by AT&T.In its statement to the government, […]




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How a Megadeal Reunited CNN’s Jeff Zucker With a Powerful Old Friend

All agreed that Mr. Zaslav’s takeover raised the odds that Mr. Zucker would stay put, perhaps in an expanded role that encompasses more of Discovery and Warner’s combined news and […]




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After Media Detour, AT&T Confronts Old Problems

“It would have been an amazing merger,” said David Barden, a senior research analyst at Bank of America. “It would have kind of perpetuated the AT&T juggernaut of growth through […]