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Today's Quote 03.27.2015

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
1

“The world is going to be broadband -- wireless and fixed -- and that is where we want to be.”
-- AT&T’s Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey

Behind the FTC’s Unsurprising Decision Not to Sue Google

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
2

The release of an internal Federal Trade Commission staff recommendation memo regarding its investigation of Google has led some to question the agency’s decision not to file a lawsuit against the company for allegedly violating antitrust laws. In the eyes of some Google competitors, the memo provides ammunition to the European Commission to bring its own legal action against Google. That thinking is misguided and misconstrues the FTC’s decision-making process.

Mobile Alters Landscape Where Google Operates

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
1

When federal antitrust regulators probed the search-engine business three years ago, they found that Google’s domination of the field was even greater than they had thought. Since then, however, the mobile revolution has drastically altered the search landscape in ways both good and bad for Google.

New Services Cloud AT&T’s Bet on Pay TV

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
1

AT&T knew it was buying a melting ice cube when it agreed to acquire satellite-TV company DirecTV last year for $49 billion. But recent moves by HBO, Apple and the National Football League have turned the temperature up a few degrees.

Judge Approves LightSquared’s Restructuring Proposal

Location:
US Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of New York, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY, 10004, United States
Recommendation:
1

US Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Chapman approved the restructuring plan of LightSquared, capping a bankruptcy odyssey for Philip Falcone’s ambitious wireless venture that filed for bankruptcy nearly three years ago.

How Periscope is already helping politicians kill the press conference

Location:
Capitol Hill, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
1

You can already watch politicians give earnest, impassioned and long-winded speeches on C-SPAN any time of day or night. But now, that messaging is coming to you -- on social media.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

benton logo

Today's Quote 03.27.2015

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
1

“The world is going to be broadband -- wireless and fixed -- and that is where we want to be.”
-- AT&T’s Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey

Behind the FTC’s Unsurprising Decision Not to Sue Google

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
2

The release of an internal Federal Trade Commission staff recommendation memo regarding its investigation of Google has led some to question the agency’s decision not to file a lawsuit against the company for allegedly violating antitrust laws. In the eyes of some Google competitors, the memo provides ammunition to the European Commission to bring its own legal action against Google. That thinking is misguided and misconstrues the FTC’s decision-making process.

Mobile Alters Landscape Where Google Operates

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
1

When federal antitrust regulators probed the search-engine business three years ago, they found that Google’s domination of the field was even greater than they had thought. Since then, however, the mobile revolution has drastically altered the search landscape in ways both good and bad for Google.

New Services Cloud AT&T’s Bet on Pay TV

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States
Recommendation:
1

AT&T knew it was buying a melting ice cube when it agreed to acquire satellite-TV company DirecTV last year for $49 billion. But recent moves by HBO, Apple and the National Football League have turned the temperature up a few degrees.

Judge Approves LightSquared’s Restructuring Proposal

Location:
US Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of New York, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY, 10004, United States
Recommendation:
1

US Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Chapman approved the restructuring plan of LightSquared, capping a bankruptcy odyssey for Philip Falcone’s ambitious wireless venture that filed for bankruptcy nearly three years ago.

How Periscope is already helping politicians kill the press conference

Location:
Capitol Hill, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
1

You can already watch politicians give earnest, impassioned and long-winded speeches on C-SPAN any time of day or night. But now, that messaging is coming to you -- on social media.

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