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NBCU exec says HBO's streaming moves risk cannibalization


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke says that HBO's moves to offer a stand-alone streaming service will "be a challenge for them to not cannibalize what is already a really, really good business." HBO's chie… Read More

Bankers seen wary of helping Ergen's wireless forays


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Investment bankers are reluctant to back DISH Network. Even the satellite provider is reportedly kicking the tires of T-Mobile US, Wall Street sources say. "[H]e's burned a lot of bridges with negotia… Read More

LG debuts G3 Screen phone with a TSMC chipset


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • CNET

LG Electronics unveiled the G3 Screen smartphone, a mid-range handset that features an LG-designed applications processor, rather than a Qualcomm chip. The company's Nuclun system-on-a-chip device is … Read More

Why free data is paying off for providers


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Several companies have reported success in trials in which they subsidize the cost of consumers' data use as a way to encourage people to frequent their websites, watch promotional videos or sign up f… Read More