Report: CNBC: Sprint and T-Mobile end merger talks

CNBC: Sprint and T-Mobile end merger talks, saying they couldn't reach an agreement

After weeks of discussions, merger talks between Sprint and T-Mobile ended without success on Saturday. Said Sprint president and CEO Marcelo Claure, “While we couldn’t reach an agreement to combine our companies, we certainly recognize the benefits of scale through a potential combination. However, we have agreed that it is best to move forward on […]

Report: Snap Inc. requires ad tech company Metamarkets

Report: Snap Inc. requires ad tech company Metamarkets

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. is moving to improve its ad tech. As first reported by TechCrunch, the company has acquired Metamarkets, a startup that provides programmatic ad data-related services to marketers. Those services include a data dashboard to help marketers measure how their campaigns are performing; inventory discovery and bid monitoring for ad exchanges; and […]

Report: AT&T’s bid to buy Time Warner in regulatory jeopardy

Report: AT&T nears deal to acquire all of Otter Media

AT&T’s plan to buy Time Warner may be in jeopardy. As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Department of Justice is considering an antitrust lawsuit to block the acquisition. The DOJ’s antitrust division has reportedly gone so far as to prep litigation, in case it decides to sue to halt the deal. […]

MDC Partners agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky to oversee Hulu campaign

Fox TV CEO Dana Walden joins Hulu's board

Hulu has named Crispin Porter + Bogusky as its newest creative agency partner. The MDC Partners agency, which is based in Los Angeles, won the account after a competitive review. CP+B will oversee an integrated brand campaign for Hulu, slated to launch next year. It’s not the first time the agency has worked with Hulu. […]

Facebook smashes Wall Street’s expectations in Q3

Facebook smashes Wall Street's expectations in Q3

Facebook may be going through a stretch of very bad publicity, but its business is still in fine shape. The company’s Q3 progress report smashed Wall Street’s expectations. Facebook grew its base of daily active users to 1.37 billion, a 50 million-user increase over Q2. The platform also had 2.07 billion monthly active users, […]

Netflix indefinitely suspends production of House of Cards’ sixth season

Netflix indefinitely suspends production of House of Cards' sixth season

As you’re no doubt aware by now, Star Trek Discovery actor Anthony Rapp recently leveled sexual assault allegations against House of Cards star Kevin Spacey. Then on Monday, Netflix confirmed that House of Cards’ sixth season would be its last. But as it turns out, the series might well have aired its final episode already: […]

Report: Russian ads ran across Facebook’s Audience Network

Report: Russian ads ran across Facebook's Audience Network

Looks like Facebook’s Russian ad problem wasn’t confined to Facebook. Business Insider reports that Russian-bought ads – already known to have appeared on Facebook during the 2016 elections – also ran across Facebook Audience Network, a tool that lets marketers deliver ads to apps and websites outside of Facebook’s platform. The Audience Network ads were […]

Report: T-Mobile’s merger talks with Sprint may be dead

Report: T-Mobile's merger talks with Sprint are back on

Sprint and T-Mobile may not be merging after all. The Japanese publication Nikkei reported that Softbank, Sprint’s owner, is withdrawing from merger talks with T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom. The Wall Street Journal later reported the same thing – though CNBC contradicted both publications in a later story, reporting that talks remain ongoing. But CNBC also […]