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Bankruptcy ruling finally clears sale of CSN Houston to AT&T and DirecTV

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a restructuring that calls for the sale of struggling regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston to AT&T and DirecTV.

Scaaary kids! Recapping the most terrifying tales in wireline and wireless

Halloween is typically a scary time filled with little ghosts and goblins roaming the streets... your neighbor's kid egging your house because he thinks club-store candy corn is lame ... your teenage daughter trying to sneak out of your house in a "slutty witch/vampire/nurse/etc." costume ... your 9-year-old son going to bed with Dots candy stuck to $3,000 worth of recently installed orthodontics. But it's a really scary time in the wireline and wireless businesses, too.

Magid survey: 83 percent of U.S. consumers now stream TV

Online video streaming continues its major transgression into the consumer mainstream, with Frank N. Magid reporting that 83 percent of U.S. TV watchers now stream movies and TV shows, at least occasionally.

Charter to sell $3.5B in bonds to buy TWC systems

Charter Communications continues to line up the financing it needs to buy cable systems currently covering 1.5 million Time Warner Cable customers, announcing on Wednesday that it will sell $3.5 billion worth of speculative-grade bonds.

Comcast settles 11-year-old, $875M class-action suit for $16.7M and some free VOD movies

After 11 years of failed settlement attempts and legal arguments that reached U.S. Supreme Court, a class-action group of Philadelphia-area cable subscribers will get only a small fraction of the $875 million they had originally sought from Comcast.

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The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) is willing to use Near Field Communications technology like its rivals, its CEO said. MCX is a consortium of some of the country's largest retailers that is setting up a mobile payments program that will stand as a rival to Apple Pay, Softcard and other mobile payment offerings.

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Alcatel-Lucent reported that IP routing proved to be a stellar revenue performer, rising 2.2 percent in the third quarter to $749 million, while other segments saw notable declines.