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The exhibit floor at The Cable Show -- not much glitz, but lots of executives in dark suits.

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The exhibit floor at The Cable Show -- not much glitz, but lots of executives in dark suits.

At the Cable Show, Everything on Display Except What People are Talking About, Including Netflix

The Cable Show, the industry’s annual gathering that’s happening this week under the blazing Los Angeles sun, had no shortage of news to pick apart given Comcast’s $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable announced in February as well as...

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Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, left, Justin Mateen, center, and Jonathan Badeen, right, are ready to make some money.

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Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, left, Justin Mateen, center, and Jonathan Badeen, right, are ready to make some money.

Tinder Narrows Down Its Options for How to Make Money

Tinder, which has been connecting love-seeking, smartphone-swiping millennials for more than a year, has narrowed its money-making plans to three possible matches. Barry Diller, chairman of Tinder-backer IAC/InterActiveCorp, said the dating app is considering three approaches: subscription, advertising or “freemium,”...

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No Longer a Reader? Tribune Wants You to Listen to the News

While consumers may be reading daily newspapers less, one morning habit hasn’t changed: the commute. Now, the Tribune Co.’s innovation and technology unit wants drivers and bus riders to listen to audio versions of its stories. Newsbeat, the first major consumer...

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Zite co-founders Mike Klaas (left) and CEO Mike McCue develop popular mobile apps for news reading.

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Zite co-founders Mike Klaas (left) and CEO Mike McCue develop popular mobile apps for news reading.

CNN Said to Get Flipboard Stake in Sale of Zite

CNN sold its software unit Zite to Flipboard, which makes a competing news-reader application, in a deal that gives the media company a small equity stake in the startup, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. No...

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Comcast Exec Talks About NBC’s Collaboration With Twitter on Viewing App: Inside Scoop

Sam Schwartz, chief business development officer at Comcast Cable, talks with Bloomberg’s Edmund Lee and Alex Sherman about See It. The new technology will enable Comcast customers to watch NBC Universal network and cable shows directly from Twitter’s applications. A...

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Investors Too Bullish on Cable M&A, Moffett Says; AllThingsD Founders to Leave News Corp.: Inside Scoop

Speculation over U.S. cable consolidation has diminished the chances of deals getting done quickly as stocks such as Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems become more expensive, according to Craig Moffett, co-founder of research firm MoffettNathanson. Bloomberg’s Alex Sherman and Edmund Lee...

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Serena Williams appears on the ESPN Game Day on Aug. 17, 2013.

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Serena Williams appears on the ESPN Game Day on Aug. 17, 2013.

Why an ESPN Blackout on Dish Could Make Sense

There’s no way we could have another TV blackout just weeks after Time Warner Cable’s month-long dispute with CBS, right? Right? While there’s no indication at this point that Dish Network will stop carrying Walt Disney’s ESPN or ABC after...

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NY Times’ Brian Stelter on the Future of Television: ‘The Inside Scoop’ Podcast on Media Industry

In this week’s episode of The Inside Scoop: Podcast on the Media Industry, New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter speaks with Bloomberg’s Edmund Lee and Alex Sherman about his career, hosting CNN’s Reliable Sources, the future of local newspapers,...

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