Charter Communications' deal to merge with Time Warner Cable comes after Comcast's bid crumbled under regulatory scrutiny. But Charter and TWC say that won't happen twice.
The bulking up of a second giant would shake up the cable industry, which is struggling to keep pay-TV subscribers as all-digital rivals emerge.
Charter is courting Time Warner Cable again, this time offering $55 billion in cash and stock, according to the Wall Street Journal.
If the deal is approved, Charter Communications will become the No. 2 cable company in the US, at a time when more people are cutting the cord in favor of services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The nation's fourth largest cable operator publishes a letter sent to Time Warner Cable, the second largest US cable operator, asking the company's execs to meet them at the bargaining table.
The parent of the wireless carrier gains a set of new online advertising tools in the deal, as well as media sites such as The Huffington Post.
The latest "challenger bank" looking to shake up retail banking could mark a big step forward for the fast-growing mobile payment sector.
Technically Incorrect: Comcast, Time Warner and Charter make a poor showing for cable TV service. And as for Internet Service Providers, oh, don't ask.
With Comcast uninterested, satellite TV provider Dish remains the most likely suitor for the wireless carrier.
In response to fears over privacy, small social networks offer encryption and refrain from selling user data. Now their services are coming to mobile devices.