Inside the Implosion of CNN+

Seen as the future of CNN, the streaming channel was suddenly killed. Its soon-to-be owner, Discovery, had concerns but until the deal closed, it was constrained in guiding a competitor.

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New Era Begins at Warner Bros., Back Toward Its Entertainment Roots

With a new owner, the 99-year-old movie studio appears headed back to its traditional sweet spot as an entertainment company. But the business of Hollywood is no longer the same.

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Discovery Closes In on Acquisition of WarnerMedia

The blockbuster merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia is expected to close as soon as Friday, putting many of the biggest names in movies, TV and news under one roof.

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Text Spam Is on the Rise. Here’s How to Spot It and What to Do

Text spam is on the rise. The latest version involves scammers sending messages to you seemingly from your own phone number. Here’s what to do.

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At CNN, Personal and Corporate Tensions Collide After Jeff Zucker’s Exit

Inside the media giant, unease has been mounting: over the network’s corporate ownership, the firing of Chris Cuomo and a looming merger with Discovery.

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How 5G Clashed With an Aviation Device Invented in the 1920s

The potential for interference between 5G signals and the radio altimeters long used by pilots has divided the telecom and aviation industries.

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AT&T to Delay 5G Service at Some Airports After Airlines Warn of Chaos

Whether the change would end the long conflict between the telecom and aviation industries wasn’t clear.

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Airlines Warn of Chaos if AT&T and Verizon Deploy 5G Expansion

Thousands of planes could be grounded because the new internet technology interferes with sensors, the industry reiterated in a letter to federal officials.

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HBO Max and HBO Hit 73.8 million Subscribers, Topping Company Forecast

The announcement represents a vindication of the strategy to release the entire Warner Bros. 2021 film slate simultaneously in theaters and on streaming.

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Verizon and AT&T Agree to Delay 5G Plans Over Airline Safety Concerns

The companies will wait two weeks and work with the government.

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Verizon and AT&T Decline Regulators’ Request to Delay New 5G Services

Transportation officials said they feared a risk to flight safety. The standoff could complicate a tumultuous travel period filled with cancellations.

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AT&T to Require Vaccines for Most Unionized Workers

The mandate will apply to tens of thousands of employees who are members of the Communications Workers of America union.

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In Race for 5G, Alarm and Security Services Get Stuck in the Middle

Covid-19 shutdowns and chip shortages have made it more difficult to upgrade devices and meet a deadline set by AT&T.

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AT&T Went Back to Basics by Cutting WarnerMedia Loose

In acquiring WarnerMedia, it believed pairing distribution with content was the key to the future. Apparently not.

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Is Jake Tapper for Sale?

The CNN anchor discusses how the streaming wars might change the news business and why he won’t let liars on his show.

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AT&T’s Sorry Retreat From Digital Media

The AT&T news underscored how the newer Big Tech firms play by their own rules.

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After Media Detour, AT&T Confronts Old Problems

Following its spinoff of WarnerMedia, AT&T is back to primarily being a wireless company, with all of the challenges that entails.

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CNN’s Jeff Zucker Sees Fortunes Changed with AT&T Deal

Phone buddies and golf partners, Jeff Zucker and David Zaslav have a 30-year history. Now Zucker may be open to working for the man he calls a “best friend.”

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How a Megadeal Reunited CNN’s Jeff Zucker With a Powerful Old Friend

Phone buddies and golf partners, Jeff Zucker and David Zaslav have a 30-year history. Now Zucker may be open to working for the man he calls a “best friend.”

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An Old-School Media Titan Pushes Aside an Upstart

Jason Kilar was named chief executive of WarnerMedia just last year, but now he is negotiating his departure after being sidelined by David Zaslav, the longtime leader of Discovery.

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AT&T’s WarnerMedia Group to Merge With Discovery

AT&T’s WarnerMedia group is merging with the reality programmer Discovery. What does that mean for your favorite shows?

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Jason Kilar, the WarnerMedia Chief, Is Said to Be Negotiating His Exit

The media executive has hired a legal team, two people briefed on the matter said. AT&T announced that it would spin off the media group and combine it with Discovery.

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AT&T, in Abrupt Turn, Will Shed Media Business in Deal With Discovery

The telecommunications giant will spin off WarnerMedia in a transaction that will combine HBO and CNN with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and HGTV.

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AT&T-Discovery Deal Would Create a Media Juggernaut

A merger could be announced as soon as Monday, in a deal that would offload the media business that AT&T fought to buy.

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HBO Max Gains Traction in a Crowded Field

AT&T, HBO’s parent company, reported that HBO and the new streamer added 2.7 million subscribers in the first quarter.

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Ellen DeGeneres Loses 1 Million Viewers After Apologies for Toxic Workplace

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a sturdy daytime hit, has had a steep ratings decline since the host addressed accusations by former staff members that led to firings and an internal investigation.

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Congressional Committee Presses Cable Providers on Election Fraud Claims

Before a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked cable companies what they did to combat “the spread of misinformation.”

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AT&T, JPMorgan and Coca-Cola Pull Back Political Giving Following Capitol Riots

AT&T and Marriott were among companies that will stop campaign contributions to lawmakers who objected to certifying the election. Other companies, such as JPMorgan, paused all political donations.

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When Nashville Bombing Hit a Telecom Hub, the Ripples Reached Far Beyond

Investigators are questioning whether the perpetrator specifically targeted the building. The explosion disrupted 911 call centers, hospitals and cell service in several states.

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George Clooney on ‘The Midnight Sky’ and Donald Trump

His new movie is on Netflix, but the actor-director says theaters won’t go away and Hollywood will be fine. He’s not so sure about Washington.

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Apple TV Was Making a Show About Gawker. Then Tim Cook Found Out.

Big tech companies now exert huge influence over what stories get told. The message is clear: Be careful who you offend.

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WarnerMedia Chief Has Become a Movie Villain to Some in Hollywood

Jason Kilar’s decision to release 2021 movies simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max has angered many in the industry, including some of the star filmmakers his company relies on.

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Who’s Behind the Fight Between Warner Bros. and Hollywood? It’s AT&T

The town is mad about the studio’s decision to put movies on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time. But with a telecom giant running an entertainment company, things were bound to get weird.

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Warner Bros. Says All 2021 Films Will Be Streamed Right Away

Seventeen movies will each arrive in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously, the biggest challenge yet to Hollywood’s traditional way of doing business.

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Warner Bros. Says All 2021 Films Will Stream on HBO Max Right Away

Seventeen movies will each arrive in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously, the biggest challenge yet to Hollywood’s traditional way of doing business.

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Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Show With Apology for Toxic Workplace

“Things happen here that never should have happened,” the host says. Warner Bros. started investigating her show in July, after complaints of a toxic workplace culture. Three top producers have been ousted.

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Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Her Talk Show With an Apology

“Things happen here that never should have happened,” the host says. Warner Bros. started investigating her show in July, after complaints of a toxic workplace culture. Three top producers have been ousted.

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Jeff Zucker Helped Create Donald Trump. That Show May Be Ending.

The coziness between the TV executive and Mr. Trump is a Frankenstein story for the cable news era. But then the monster got away.

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The Intercept Promised to Reveal Everything. But It Didn’t Protect a Source.

Internal documents show how a source ended up in jail — and the fallout in the newsroom.

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The Month Old Hollywood Finally, Actually Died

The streaming services are in charge, and bringing a ruthless new culture with them.

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One Giant Leap for SpaceX

Elon Musk’s spacecraft company is scheduled to send two astronauts into orbit today, a major milestone for the commercial space business.

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HBO Max Wants to ‘Crush’ Netflix. Is It Too Late?

AT&T’s streaming platform goes live on Wednesday. At $15 a month, it’s more expensive than its rivals and comes at a time when household income is dropping.

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Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds

Our crummy connections are the biggest tech headache in the pandemic. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what to do about them.

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The Hidden Feats That Built New York’s Towering Skyscrapers

The ingenuity of engineers helped build landmarks like Black Rock and the new supertalls. Our critic takes a virtual tour with Guy Nordenson.

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The Loans and the Fury

As the U.S. government’s small-business rescue fund reopens today, outrage remains about bigger companies that tapped the first round of loans.

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AT&T Names John Stankey C.E.O. as Randall Stephenson Plans to Retire

The longtime telecommunications executive, who led the company’s move into the entertainment industry, will take the top job July 1.

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