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  1. pivot
    AT&T’s Deal With Discovery Was Done Out of WeaknessThe sudden, expensive transaction is an admission that the company’s previous purchase of Time Warner was a disaster.
  2. the top line
    HBO Is Off Dish Network, for Now. Was Trump Right About the AT&T Merger?The Department of Justice argued the deal might hurt consumers. Now HBO is — for the moment anyway — off Dish Network.
  3. Court Approves AT&T’s Merger With Time WarnerThe decision is likely to spur a wave of other mergers throughout the (already heavily consolidated) media industry.
  4. Giuliani Opens His Mouth Again, Says Trump Denied AT&T-Time Warner MergerWill he casually admit to the veracity of the pee tape next?
  5. AT&T Gave Trump’s Lawyer $600,000 to Help Get Its Merger ApprovedOr, as Michael Cohen’s contract with the telecom giant put it, to assist with “regulatory policy development.”
  6. select all
    Lawmakers Are Pressuring AT&T to Cut Ties With HuaweiNatSec people are worried about spying.
  7. Corporate PR Stunts Won’t Save the Working ClassShared prosperity doesn’t come from the strategic generosity of bosses high on tax cuts, but from the power of organized labor.
  8. The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on the Rule of Law Is Actually GoodIn blocking the AT&T–Time Warner merger, the Justice Department appears to be doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.
  9. DOJ to Sue to Stop AT&T–Time Warner DealThe decision may or may not have something to do with President Trump’s fierce hatred of CNN.
  10. media
    Trump Denies He Has Interfered in AT&T–Time Warner MergerBut much of this story still doesn’t add up.
  11. Is the Trump Administration Objecting to a Big Merger to Punish CNN?The government may have legitimate reasons to want divestiture of CNN. But Trump’s hostility makes it a threat to the First Amendment anyway.
  12. White House Warns CNN That Critical Coverage Could Cost Time Warner Its MergerThe Trump administration is now openly threatening to use the Justice Department as a tool for punishing critical speech.
  13. AT&T to Purchase Time Warner in $85 Billion MegamergerThe reported deal unites AT&T’s communications infrastructure with Time Warner’s film and television empire.
  14. select all
    Carriers Stop Offering Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ReplacementsThe devices were catching on fire, frequently.
  15. spy games
    AT&T Cashing in on CIA Spying$10 million a year.
  16. never forget
    Who Blew the 9/11 Anniversary Worse, AT&T or Marriott?These are two amazingly bad ways to observe 9/11. 
  17. cable news news
    Al Jazeera America’s First Day Ends With Lawsuit Against AT&T.
  18. mergers and acquisitions
    AT&T Is Giving Up on Buying T-MobileThe acquisition is a wash because of regulators.
  19. big business
    Government Attempting to Stop AT&T, T-Mobile Merger [Updated]The government doesn’t like the sound of AT&T’s acquisition.
  20. i feel the earth move under my feet
    Do Not Call in Case of EmergencyCell service in the wake of today’s earthquake was not confidence-inspiring.
  21. cell phones
    Chuck Schumer on the Side of Phone LosersEspecially if they don’t have Verizon.
  22. mergers
    AT&T Is Buying T-MobileDo you hear my wireless monopoly now?
  23. fine print
    Lawsuit Alleges That AT&T Is Systematically Overbilling iPhone and iPad AccountsUgh, does this mean we actually have to look at our cell-phone bill?
  24. smartphone smackdown
    Tried to Make Me Buy the Verizon iPhone, I Said No, No, NoLet the backlash begin!
  25. the future is coming
    Verizon and AT&T Bitch-Slap Each Other: The Coming iPhone WarThe iPhone war a’cometh.
  26. iphone therefore i am
    Verizon Customers May Finally Be Able to Get iPhonesIn just seven months!
  27. ifail
    E-mail Addresses of 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed in Security BreachGroup gets access to addresses for CEOs, military officials, and top politicians.
  28. iphone therefore i am
    Is the Verizon iPhone Finally Coming This Summer?And will it be thinner and faster than the current iPhone?
  29. tiger catches tail
    Tiger Woods Loses Yet Another SponsorThe phone company is the latest to drop Tiger.
  30. in other news
    Is the iPhone a Failure? Maybe!So is the iPhone a flop? Today’s New York Sun, among other papers, reports that, in the first 30 hours of the iPhone’s availability, a mere 146,000 were activated, according to AT&T, its exclusive service provider. Though 146,000 activations in 30 hours might strike any of us as a big number — that’s 80 each minute, after all — it pales in comparison to the 500,000 units analysts were estimating would sell in the first two days the thing was available. (Here’s an especially rah-rah CNN item from July 2, the three days after the iPhone went on sale, tossing out that half-million number.) Plus, it gets worse: A CIBC World Markets report out yesterday shows that demand has only cooled since that first, underwhelming burst. That news drove Apple stock down 6 percent yesterday, and AT&T took a hit as well. By this measure, the Sun says, the rollout has been a crushing failure.
  31. intel
    Countdown to iPhone: Reach Out and Touch an AT&T Store Sure, people have been camped out for days in front of the Apple Stores. But they’ll be selling iPhones at AT&T stores, too, and — according to a spot check just performed by New York’s intrepid interns — Ma Bell is the place to be. At noon today there were 197 people on line in front of the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street; a dozen blocks south at the AT&T store at Fifth and 47th, eight people were waiting. After the jump, line lengths at six Manhattan iPhone locations, along with whatever other information we could glean.