June 24, 19986 p.m. PT The megamerger's impact reaches into every form of communication. AT&T's blockbuster The telecom giant plans to buy the cable operator in an all-stock deal. No slam-dunk successnews analysis When it comes to mergers, AT&T doesn't have a stellar track record. PC-TV: Shotgun wedding? news analysis The merger could help speed the much-anticipated convergence. Merger faces hurdles It's not a done deal yet--at least, not until the trustbusters have spoken. AT&T, TCI, and youfirst person The merging of so many services affects life in ways that boggle the mind. Portal question revisited Analysts wonder whether buying a portal firm is the telco's next move. Stake in @Home a bonus AT&T gets a stake in @Home as a bonus that will play a pivotal role in Net access. High-speed shoot-out The merger heats up the battle between Net access technologies DSL and cable. AOL wants to play too America Online hopes to resell AT&T-TCI high-speed Net access to its customers. previous coverage Telcos hit snags in Net efforts news analysis Excite, AT&T service launches TCI moving slowly on telephony Thinking inside the box roundup Cable firms ride PC-TV wave news analysis Telcos aim for one-stop shops AT&T broadens Net strategy PC, cable giants to plug cable modems TCI buying cable modems Phone companies' new calling Are telco giants finally awakening? AT&T moves closer to @Home news analysis Telecom empires emerge A year after the Telecommunications Act was signed, many question whether it is creating new monopolies instead of achieving deregulation. Apple's Showtime event: What to expect and how to watch: What we know so far about Apple's TV series, subscription news service and everything else it could announce at its next launch event on Monday, March 25. Facebook wants to show it's a force for good amid scandals: The social network updates its tools for blood donations, nonprofits and mentorships.