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CBS, Time Warner Cable Extend Talks After Brief TV Blackout

A Time Warner Cable spokeswoman said Tuesday morning a temporary blackout occurred only in some of the markets affected by the dispute. “We were in the process of removing the programming when they requested the halt.”

Yahapocalypse Now? Q4 Results, Proxy Fight, Board Hijinks and Asia Solution Combine for Busy Month for Yahoo.

A perfect storm for the Silicon Valley Internet giant or just another day at “The Office”?
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Galleon Witness Testifies of "Super Confidential" Deal Tips

A government witness at the insider-trading trial of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam told the jury Monday how he leaked details of “super confidential” negotiations between two technology companies to the hedge-fund chief, who was shocked at the terms of the possible deal.

The Problem With Those Rumors of an AMD Buyout

Rumors are rumors, but the ones that emerged yesterday that chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices is ripe for a buyout don’t take into consideration the numerous complications that stand in the way of such a deal getting done. AMD’s relationship with Intel is a big one.

Pandora's Music Fees Are Huge! And Not That Bad.

The Internet radio service is handing over half of every dollar it brings into the music industry. But things could be a lot worse. And the royalty system that taxes Pandora also allows it to thrive.

Time Inc. Gets the Tablet Magazine Subscriptions It Wants–With HP

Time Inc., which has been unable to come to terms with Apple over subscriptions for digitized magazines, has found a company it can work with.

RIM, India at Stalemate as Deadline Arrives

Research In Motion has reached another impasse in its negotiations with the Indian government, and this one may not be as easily overcome as those that preceded it. Though New Delhi has been provided with access to RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service and BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), it continues to demand access to the company’s BlackBerry Enterprise Service–something RIM insists it is unable to provide.
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BoomTown Did Not Call Groupon's Andrew Mason a Corporate D-Bag!

Oh, to be misquoted! Last week, a lot of folks on Twitter and elsewhere thought I had called Groupon co-founder and CEO Andrew Mason a “corporate douche bag” onstage in an interview gone badly awry. While such a comment is not beyond me, the fact of the matter is that he called himself that.

Want to Cut Your Cord? The NBC U-Comcast Deal Won't Make It Easier

If you were hoping that the government restrictions on the NBC U-Comcast deal would make it easier for you to stop paying for cable, you’re out of luck. The government is forcing the new company to offer its stuff to online outlets like Netflix and iTunes. But it won’t happen in the way that cord cutters would like. If it happens at all.

LivingSocial CEO Has Big Plans Now that Amazon Is in His Back Pocket

Google isn’t hooking up with Groupon, but Amazon has bet $175 million on LivingSocial, Groupon’s social shopping competitor. CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy tells us what he’s going to do with the money.

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EU Data Protection Chief: Beware the ACTA