AT&T ruling units the stage for the corporate to rework right into a media behemoth

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It was a giant day for AT&T. An appeals courtroom upheld its merger with Time Warner. The courtroom rejected the US Division of Justice’s argument federal decide did not perceive the case. The ruling ends a multiyear combat between AT&T and the federal government, which had argued that the deal would imply larger costs for customers. Analysts noticed this ruling as ending the combat and setting the stage for AT&T to proceed its transformation as a media firm, as Google and Fb gobble up digital promoting.

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The cofounder of Derek Jeter’s The Gamers’ Tribune is leaving the publication
Jaymee Messler is leaving The Gamers’ Tribune, which she co-founded with ex-New York Yankee Derek Jeter in 2014. It’s unclear what it means for the publication, however its success trusted getting sports activities stars to contribute to it, and as an ex-agent, Messler introduced the connection to the athletes.

Hashish retailer MedMen’s CMO talks concerning the challenges of promoting marijuana and why schooling is a key pillar of its technique
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The final 16 best-picture Oscar winners present how out of contact Hollywood’s largest evening is with basic audiences
We seemed again on the lifetime home gross for the final 16 best-picture Oscar winners and matched these with the lifetime gross for the flicks that topped these years on the field workplace. And solely as soon as did they match up (2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”).

Jeff Bezos saved The Washington Put up. Here is what workers are saying about his current scandals
Bezos has been heralded as the best steward of The Washington Put up, utilizing his billions to save lots of the paper whereas leaving the editorial aspect alone. Some Put up workers have huge emotions after attractive images and texts he despatched to his mistress have been leaked to the Nationwide Enquirer, with some saying the scandal humanized him and others being much less forgiving.

YouTube is going through one other brand-safety disaster, and businesses see it as a possibility to get the video platform to pay the model security tab
McDonald’s, AT&T, and different advertisers pulled their YouTube adverts after it was found that YouTube movies that includes kids included inappropriate feedback that linked to pornography. Now businesses suppose the newest controversy might give them new leverage over YouTube, which needs them to pay the price of ensuring their adverts don’t present up subsequent to such controversial content material.

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Satya Nadella has steered Microsoft into the cloud computing ‘catbird’s seat’ and it might make the corporate untouchable

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