AT&T-Time Warner Judge Fires Starting Gun in the Battle Against Tech

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As long as the big tech is the enemy, companies are pretty much free to buy, sell and trade assets to keep from falling behind. A federal judge said as much when he approved AT&T’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner.

Judge Richard Leon isn’t wrong that Silicon Valley giants like Netflix, Apple and Amazon.com pose real threats to media companies. For consumers, that may mean higher prices for services they buy from AT&T and Time Warner now, all in the name of competition.

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