The government settlement that led to the approved merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster has a ripple effect that involves Comcast-Spectacor, the division of the cable giant that manages arenas. As part of the deal, Comcast-Spectacor would acquire Paciolan, a Ticketmaster subsidiary that develops software for ticketing businesses.
Maryland's Public Service Commission will hold another hearing this week to discuss how the planned joint venture between Constellation Energy and France's EDF would affect Baltimore Gas and Electric, a Constellation unit. This comes after the proposed deal received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Major search engines, including Google, are distributing deceptive ads that "push and exceed the limits of ethical and legal advertising," according to a new report on pay-per-click advertising, from spyware researcher Ben Edelman. Google denied the claim, saying it works to remove such ads, but Edelman said the search giant isn't doing enough to combat the problem.
YouTube has come to an agreement with CBS, Showtime and CSTV Networks to post video content from the media companies and split the advertising revenue with them. The deal, which includes news, sports and entertainment clips, helps the video-sharing site head off potential copyright disputes with the three companies.