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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/31/2016 10:59:41 AM
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Re: It's happening
Many hailed the Comcast/Time Warner move as well at the time.  As I have underscored, let's just hope consumers are not left holding the bag.

Happy Halloween to all!!



:)

 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/31/2016 6:32:46 AM
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Re: It's happening
@mpouraryan - Of course! Not only do they need to, realistically, it just makes sense to cross-sell when you have two large companies that offer different but similar products and services. Why not kill two birds with one stone, get a customers for one part of your business by selling to customers in the other part. Smart business move, if nothing else. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/30/2016 10:23:36 AM
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Re: It's happening
I am sure you agree that they need to cross-sell heavily in order to be able to leverage their size and be creative in their offerings.   They have no choice--especially after AT&T invested 50 Bil in DirectTV.  

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/30/2016 9:38:21 AM
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Re: AT&T Time Warner Informal Merger
@freehe - I'm impressed with the more positive outlook to the merger. I can see the potential for the two coming together and creating new products, offering better services to customers. Hopefully that will happen, if the merger ends but being permitted. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/30/2016 9:33:57 AM
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Re: It's happening
@mpouraryan - I saw the new offer to get a free iPhone7 if you were a DirecTv customer and switched to AT&T. I have to admit it's an attractive offer. Customers might start with "nice" offers like this - but I can't imagine the offers and the customer service will last long. Which is the biggest problem wtih mega-companies, so that they end up with fewer competitors and then don't need to worry about customer service. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/29/2016 7:24:19 PM
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Re: AT&T Time Warner Informal Merger
Bold Moves are the very nature of business itself.    What will be fascinating it AT&T does, for instance, what Reliance in India has done with offering 4G service as part of its' cross-selling process.   It will be indeed fascinating to be witness to it all:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/06/technology/india-reliance-jio-4g-internet/index.html

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/29/2016 7:22:14 PM
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Re: It's happening
It is certainly going to be interesting to see where it all goes.    It will take at least a year before everything is sorted out--the key question is whether the customers will be "embraced" or not.     In the meantime, things like the new DirecTV offering is fascinating to look at--and the cross-selling already happening (as epitomized by what AT&T has done in giving away an iPhone 7).    How far we've come!!

 

 

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freehe
freehe
10/29/2016 3:48:34 PM
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AT&T Time Warner Informal Merger
They say two heads are better than one. Time will time if this is true for these two companies. Interested to see the new products and services that will be offered to residential customers, pricing and the price structure (contract, no-contract, month-to-month). We will have to wait and see what happens. This merger will be interesting and is unpredented especially during an election year.

 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/29/2016 9:41:40 AM
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Re: It's happening
@mpouraryan - That's a really interesting article. And I think the idea might be exactly right - in the face of an uncertain future, they want to tie their rafts together and hope that together they can weather the storm better than they would apart. I still think it's a terrible idea for the rest of the country, but I suppose I can understand their perspective. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
10/27/2016 12:19:44 AM
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Re: It's happening
..and to add to that, I view what Farhad M. of the New York Times underscored a few days ago goes to the heart of the case against (and why markets seem to not like this merger)--but as you noted, it is going to be interesting:

https://technologyjobsnyc.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/att-time-warner-deal-is-a-strike-in-the-dark-by-farhad-manjoo/

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