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January 2011 Archives

What Does the Comcast-NBCU Merger Mean for Business?: Part 2

The previous post began to discuss some of the implications of the Comcast-NBC Universal merger recently approved by antitrust regulators with the FCC and Department of Justice. Comcast officially takes over control from General Electric of NBC Universal on Friday.

What Does the Comcast-NBCU Merger Mean for Business?: Part 1

After receiving approval from antitrust regulators with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice for the $30 billion merger, Comcast will officially take over operations of NBC Universal on Friday.

Litigation between broadband companies and FCC likely to increase

Even though the FCC approved the merger between Comcast and NBCU, there will be continued negotiation and litigation surrounding the deal and the conditions imposed upon it by the FCC. According to a Post Tech blog by Cecilia Kang, last week, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America asked the FCC to examine practices by Comcast to see if the group is violating the FCC's new rules on net neutrality.

Another Casualty of Comcast-NBCU Merger?

Keith Olberman, host of the MSNBC's ratings giant Countdown, abruptly announced that Friday night's edition of Countdown would be his last. Olberman has had a controversial run at MSNBC, but the network has built its brand and line-up around his liberal-leaning political commentary on Countdown and the audience ratings he garnered.

Verizon Files Lawsuit Against FCC & 'Net Neutrality' Rule

Verizon Communications announced Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission. The company claims that the FCC went beyond its level of power and influence on business when it passed its net neutrality rule last December.

Comcast-NBCU Merger Approved by Antitrust Regulators

On Tuesday, government antitrust regulators gave the green light to Comcast's merger deal with NBC Universal. According to The Wall Street Journal, Comcast is expected to close the $30 billion deal late next week. Last December, Comcast acquired a controlling stake in NBCU from General Electric Co. Since then, antitrust regulators with the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department have been studying the deal.

NJ Higher Education Task Force Recommends Rutgers-UMDNJ Merger

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Higher Education Task Force put together a substantial report recommending changes to New Jersey's higher education system. According to The Star-Ledger, former Governor Tom Kean headed the task force and the group created a 133-page report with more than 70 recommendations to improve higher education in New Jersey.

Negotiations for Comcast-NBCU Merger Ongoing

Comcast is still waiting for a green light from the Federal Communications Commission and antitrust regulators with the Justice Department for the company's merger with NBC Universal. Comcast and NBCU were hoping to have the proposed $30 billion merger approved this month.

Common Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Can Avoid: Part 2

Entrepreneurship and business formation involve taking risks and inevitably mistakes are made. Some mistakes are so common that entrepreneurs who have some experience under their belt can help young entrepreneurs avoid some time-consuming errors. The previous post began to discuss an article by Alex Taussig that appeared online in CNN Money that lists 15 mistakes that are commonly made by young entrepreneurs, but he believes could be avoided.

Common Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Can Avoid: Part 1

A recent article by Alex Taussig on CNN Money is full of tips for young entrepreneurs. Taussig says that it is impossible for entrepreneurs to avoid all mistakes because starting a business can have lots of starts and stops and making mistakes and learning from them is a big part of entrepreneurship. Taussig says, however, that there are common mistakes that young entrepreneurs make that are easy to avoid.

Winklevoss Twins Consider New Lawsuit Against Facebook: Part 2

The previous post began to discuss the continuing legal saga between Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook and the Winklevoss twins as it was discussed in a recent piece in The New York Times. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss claim that Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for an online social networking site while the three were students at Harvard. Also involved in the litigation is Divya Narendra.

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