| May 20, 2014
America's pay-TV subscribers have grown unhappier over the past year with their providers, as their bills continue to climb. And with two megadeals in play -- AT&T's bid for DirecTV, and Comcast's takeover of Time Warner Cable -- customer satisfaction...
| May 21, 2014
The proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV, along with the Comcast-Time Warner Cable combination in the works, will enable two very large companies to become even bigger. ("AT&T-DirecTV deal to further transform media and telecom landscape," May 18)
| May 21, 2014
| 8:30 AM
AT&T will not force U-verse TV customers to take DirecTV service, if the telco's $67 billion deal for the satcaster goes through, CFO John Stephens said.
"Customers will have their choice," said Stephens, speaking at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:04 PM
T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have separately announced the launch of VoLTE, the latest in wireless networks. But what exactly is it and how will it affect consumers?
Here's a quick guide:
VoLTE stands for Voice-over-LTE, and essentially, it is a...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:46 PM
In "The Sound of Music," Charmian Carr played the eldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, the one who sings "Sixteen Going on Seventeen."
Carr is now 71 and she's going on about AT&T.
"I just don't understand their billing," she told me, exasperated....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:33 AM
AT&T is continuing its fight with T-Mobile by offering new and existing users $100 credit for every new line they add to their service.
The Texas-based carrier announced the promotion Wednesday, saying it is a way to reward existing users and entice new...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:30 PM
AT&T is in advanced talks to acquire satellite TV leader DirecTV in a deal worth $50 billion, according to published reports.
The telco hopes to clinch a deal to buy DirecTV -- which has about 20 million U.S. subscribers -- within two weeks, according to...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:14 PM
City Council members are grappling to find a balance between bringing needed technological infrastructure into La Caņada and maintaining safe and attractive thoroughfares.
The issue came to light Monday when the council considered two appeals over the...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:10 PM
"Mobile payment" is finally hitting primetime, and Google Wallet is the first "digital wallet" entry. Opportunities to use it for now are extremely limited, but some very big players are betting heavily on the concept. And although conventional plastic...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Al Jazeera America has been on less than one day and it already has made an enemy.
The new cable news channel, which launched Tuesday afternoon, filed a lawsuit against AT&T for not carrying the network on its U-verse pay-TV system.
Al Jazeera America...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Shirley gets her phone service from AT&T. The company's telemarketers badger her frequently to bundle in Internet and video service.
That's annoying enough.
But what's really driving Shirley nuts is that AT&T has been sending salespeople to her home...