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 UK High Court has ruled that Britain's DRIPA data retention scheme is "inconsistent" with European law. The government warns losing access to metadata could cost lives.
Technically Incorrect: A Texas woman becomes exasperated when the cable company's computers keep pestering her. A judge decides it must pay for the annoyance.
The latest "challenger bank" looking to shake up retail banking could mark a big step forward for the fast-growing mobile payment sector.
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.
With Comcast uninterested, satellite TV provider Dish remains the most likely suitor for the wireless carrier.
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.