Comcast-Time Warner Merger Faces State-Level Investigation

Florida and other US states will join the Justice Department in seeking to determine if Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is legal under US antitrust law.

Brazil to drop local data storage rule in Internet bill

Brazil will drop a controversial provision that would have forced global Internet companies to store data on Brazilian users inside the country to shield them from US spying, a government minister said.

Mexico telecoms reform could take years to unseat Slim

Tycoon Carlos Slim, under fire from regulators in his home country, has spent the last two years sniffing out deals in Europe to offset an impending regulatory shake-up of Mexican telecommunications.

Facebook rolls out video ads, aims to capture part of TV-marketing budgets

Facebook will allow more marketers to run video advertisements on its website, provided the world's No.1 social network deem them to be of high-enough quality.

Comcast deal may offer media companies leverage on fees

Media companies plan to press Comcast for higher fees in 2015, seeing an opportunity to squeeze better terms from the US cable company as regulators review its planned takeover of Time Warner Cable.

US tech giants' offshore cash piles earn interest from government: report

Four of the biggest US technology groups collectively hold an estimated $124 billion in US Treasury debt, much of it offshore, earning them tax-free interest, the UK's Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) said.

US Senate Judiciary panel sets hearing on Comcast merger

The US Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable in April and another on retransmission issues in late March, the committee said.

Comcast lobbyist Cohen meets his match in FCC's Wheeler

Comcast’s top lobbyist David Cohen is known to be a savvy political operator, having pushed through the No. 1 US cable operator's landmark acquisition of media giant NBC Universal in 2011.

CBS Threatens To Cut Off Broadcast Signal If Aereo Wins

CBS Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said the No. 1 rated broadcaster could offer its content directly to consumers over the Internet and cut off its traditional broadcast signal if the Aereo video streaming service is deemed legal.