A man walks past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York. Comcast said the deal had been structured in a way that if the US government didn’t agree, the companies could walk away

Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. Comcast said the deal had been structured in (...)

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, announces the preservation of net neutrality. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The US Federal Communications Commission’s historic vote to preserve net neutrality last week was the right move, even if its full impact can not be i(...)

The Seattle Seahawks and  Denver Broncos compete in last year’s NFL Super Bowl. Fifteen advertisers are making their Super Bowl ad debuts during this year’s event. Photograph: Barton Silverman/The New York Times

Last year the crown was “won” by Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Microsoft. But in just over a fortnight the title of “best Super Bowl ad 2015” will be besto(...)

John Griffin: reaching an agreement with the two US companiescould see the potential audience for Irish TV grow by tens of millions

Irish TV, the Mayo-based television station that is focused on the diaspora, is in talks with Comcast and Time Warner with a view to massively widenin(...)

US telecoms company AT&T have moved to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV for  $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion). Photograph: Getty

A $48.5 billion (€35.3 billion) deal by US telecoms company AT&T to buy America’s largest satellite TV provider DirecTV is the latest proposed mer(...)

The rally in drugmakers also nudged US stocks into rising for the sixth straight day of trading across the Atlantic, the longest streak of gains there since September

The market in Dublin rode the wave of resurgence that swept through European exchange(...)

Netflix has invested in original series such as the critically acclaimed House of Cards, above, in order to attract and keep subscribers.

Online streaming service Netflix said it intends to raise its subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 a month to help the company buy (...)

Opponents of merger say combined entity would have too much power. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable would not deprive consumers of TV or broadband choices and would help the two companies compete against(...)

A remote-controlled robot from Suitable Technologies, which will initially cost $995, suggesting its potential use as a remote teacher, or as a way for parents to check in with a child from anywhere.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said his company is experimenting with automation in ways that will “replace a lot of the repetitive behavior in o(...)

Ryanair repurchased 109,000 shares yesterday as part of its plans to return €1 billion in capital to shareholders by way of a combination of share buybacks and dividends.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index close to a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Labo(...)