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Media faces upheaval — and deal opportunity

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where I break down the big media and advertising stories. It’s also our last newsletter until Dec. 30. But you can always sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox daily. This week: Media deals heat up, tensions […]
Media faces upheaval — and deal opportunity
Markets

AT&T is reportedly mulling a possible sale of DirecTV

AT&T is again considering a spin-off of its DirecTV satellite TV business, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The company paid $US49 billion for the unit in 2015. According to the report, DirecTV could now be valued as low as $US20 billion. A deal could also leave AT&T with a […]
AT&T is reportedly mulling a possible sale of DirecTV
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WarnerMedia shakes up leadership amid rollout of HBO Max

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 10. I’m Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]ssinsider.com A quick reminder that nominations for our upcoming list of marketing-tech executives […]
WarnerMedia shakes up leadership amid rollout of HBO Max
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WarnerMedia names former Hulu and Amazon exec Jason Kilar as CEO

Jason Kilar has been named the CEO of WarnerMedia effective May 1, the company announced on Wednesday. Kilar was formerly the founding CEO of Hulu, and previously served as a senior vice president at Amazon. He will report to John Stankey, president and COO of AT&T, WarnerMedia’s parent company. Visit […]
WarnerMedia names former Hulu and Amazon exec Jason Kilar as CEO
Tech

What to do if your internet goes down while you’re working from home

If your internet goes down while you’re working from home, the first thing you can do is turn your smartphone into a WiFi hotspot as a quick, temporary backup. If you’re concerned about keeping a stable internet connection while you’re working, you and your employer may look into investing in […]
What to do if your internet goes down while you’re working from home
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AT&T is lifting all internet data caps and Comcast is cutting some introductory service fees in response to the shift to more home use amid the coronavirus outbreak

AT&T is lifting overage fees and removing internet data caps for home broadband internet amid the significant changes that millions of Americans are going through due to coronavirus concerns. Not all internet service providers have data caps in the first place. Comcast also announced that it’s offering its Essentials internet […]
AT&T is lifting all internet data caps and Comcast is cutting some introductory service fees in response to the shift to more home use amid the coronavirus outbreak
Tech

CNBC just confused VC Geoff Yang and presidential candidate Andrew Yang

CNBC accidentally posted an image about the 2020 election with several mistakes. It replaced a photo of democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang with VC Geoff Yang. The network, which soon apologised for the mistake, also used a photo of Kirsten Gillibrand in place of Tulsi Gabbard. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
CNBC just confused VC Geoff Yang and presidential candidate Andrew Yang
Tech

Personal information from thousands of Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers was accidentally left exposed — here’s how to check if you were affected

The personal data of hundreds of thousands of cell subscribers was left exposed on an unprotected server. The exposure, first reported by TechCrunch, occurred after a contractor working with Sprint left subscribers’ phone bills unprotected on a server hosted by Amazon Web Services. Phone bills affected by the exposure belonged […]
Personal information from thousands of Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers was accidentally left exposed — here’s how to check if you were affected
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AT&T’s HBO Max will cost $15 per month when it launches in May 2020

AT&T’s HBO Max will cost $US15 per month – the same price HBO’s streaming service costs now – when it launches next May, the company announced when it unveiled the service at an investor event on Tuesday. The telecom will also offer the service free to current HBO Now subscribers, […]
AT&T’s HBO Max will cost $15 per month when it launches in May 2020
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AT&T’s HBO Max will cost $15 per month when it launches in May 2020

AT&T’s HBO Max will cost $US15 per month – the same price HBO’s streaming service costs now – when it launches next May, the company announced when it unveiled the service at an investor event on Tuesday. The telecom will also offer the service free to current HBO Now subscribers, […]
AT&T’s HBO Max will cost $15 per month when it launches in May 2020
Markets

AT&T climbs amid reports it’s looking to part ways with DirecTV

AT&T’s stock price climbed on Thursday following a report it’s exploring a parting of ways with DirecTV, the satellite provider it purchased for $US49 billion in 2015. The telecommunications giant is considering spinning off DirecTV into a separate public company. It’s also weighing the option of combining its assets with […]
AT&T climbs amid reports it’s looking to part ways with DirecTV
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Trump has targeted at least 21 companies with calls for boycotts, threats of taxes, and other ominous warnings — see the list

President Donald Trump has targeted more than a dozen companies including AT&T,Boeing,Facebook,Merck,Nordstrom,T-Mobile,Toyota, and Twitter. He has accused Amazon of abusing its relationship with the US Postal Service, called for boycotts of Macy’s and Apple, blasted General Motors for closing a plant in Ohio, and alleged that Google was rigging its […]
Trump has targeted at least 21 companies with calls for boycotts, threats of taxes, and other ominous warnings — see the list
Tech

How to unlock a Google Pixel phone, so you can switch carrier networks

If you want to use your Google Pixel on a different network – like switching from Sprint to Verizon – you might have to unlock it. All Pixel phones bought through the Google Store automatically come unlocked, so you don’t have to worry about unlocking those – you’re already free […]
How to unlock a Google Pixel phone, so you can switch carrier networks
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Here’s why phone companies like Verizon and AT&T charge more for extra data

Mobile data in the US is expensive. Companies like Verizon and AT&T charge customers overage fees for exceeding their data plan. Even with an unlimited plan, your speed may be throttled. Your bill helps pay for repairs, network upgrades, and administration costs. But competition is what really affects data prices. […]
Here’s why phone companies like Verizon and AT&T charge more for extra data
Tech

A Samsung exec says that it’s fixed the problems that made the $2000 Galaxy Fold break for some reviewers — but there’s still no release date

A Samsung executive reportedly claimed that the company’s Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone is “ready to hit the market” after reviewers faced issues with the phone’s display. The executive said that “most” of the $US2000 foldable smartphone’s display’s issues have been “ironed out.” The Galaxy Fold was originally set to launch […]
A Samsung exec says that it’s fixed the problems that made the $2000 Galaxy Fold break for some reviewers — but there’s still no release date
Markets

The DOJ reportedly pours cold water on Sprint and T-Mobile’s merger

Shares of the US telecom provider Sprint are tumbling in premarket trading after a Wall Street Journal report indicated the company’s planned merger with T-Mobile was unlikely in its current form. The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust division has concerns with the deal’s current structure and the potential threat it […]
The DOJ reportedly pours cold water on Sprint and T-Mobile’s merger
Tech

AT&T’s controversial ‘5G E’ network is actually slower than existing LTE networks operated by Verizon and T-Mobile, according to tests in a new report

AT&T’s“5G E” network was tested against the LTE networks from other carriers by Open Signal, and AT&T’s network performed about the same. It’s not the performance anyone was expecting from 5G, but that’s because AT&T’s “5G E” network isn’t actually 5G. It’s AT&T’s “LTE Advanced Pro” network that’s also used […]
AT&T’s controversial ‘5G E’ network is actually slower than existing LTE networks operated by Verizon and T-Mobile, according to tests in a new report
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An appeals court has upheld the AT&T-Time Warner merger

An appeals court has upheld the AT&T-Time Warner merger in a victory for AT&T. On Tuesday, the court rejected the US Department of Justice’s argument that a federal judge didn’t understand the case. Barring a further appeal, the ruling ends a multiyear fight between AT&T and the government. An appeals […]
An appeals court has upheld the AT&T-Time Warner merger
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California’s recent earthquakes were a surprise to residents, but an app that warns of quakes up to 90 seconds in advance could one day save countless lives

Los Angeles is the first US city to publicly release an early earthquake warning app. Known as ShakeAlertLA, the app alerts residents in the event of a magnitude 5.0 earthquake or greater. The high alert threshold explains why LA residents weren’t warned of the 7.1-magnitude quake that struck Ridgecrest, a […]
California’s recent earthquakes were a surprise to residents, but an app that warns of quakes up to 90 seconds in advance could one day save countless lives
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What you need to know in advertising today

The millennial media darling Mic was sold recently for a fraction of its onetime presumed value. Mic’s cofounder Chris Altchek blamed Facebook for the company’s failure to continue as a business. But Mic’s leadership team built the company on an unwavering faith in Facebook that investors funded again and again. […]
What you need to know in advertising today
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Business Insider wants your nominations for our power players of telecom list

We’re seeking nominations for Business Insider’s list of the power players of telecom. We want to hear from you. Please submit your ideas via this survey. These power players are shaking things up at ever-evolving telcos like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon. They are re-envisioning the modern telecommunications business, are pivotal […]
Business Insider wants your nominations for our power players of telecom list
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AT&T’s CEO compared Netflix to Walmart, while calling HBO the ‘Tiffany’ of streaming services in reference to the luxury jewellery retailer

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson compared HBO to Tiffany, the luxury jewellery retailer, and Netflix to Walmart at a Goldman Sachs conference on Wednesday. The comparison follows remarks made by WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey in July about expanding the quantity of HBO’s offerings to reach a “broad” audience that could better […]
AT&T’s CEO compared Netflix to Walmart, while calling HBO the ‘Tiffany’ of streaming services in reference to the luxury jewellery retailer
Tech

There’s no longer an excuse for late Android updates: If this tiny smartphone company can support Android P on the same day as Google, so can everyone else

The Essential Phone is the only Android phone in recent memory that has received Google’s latest version of Android at the same time as Google’s own Pixel devices. It shows that there’s no longer any excuse for Android phones getting Android updates several months after they’re released. Usually, third-party phones […]
There’s no longer an excuse for late Android updates: If this tiny smartphone company can support Android P on the same day as Google, so can everyone else
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