French telecom and Media group Altice founder Patrick Drahi. The firm is exploring a bid for Charter Communications, the second-largest US cable operator and the owner of assets formerly held by Time Warner Cable.

Altice, the deal-hungry cable and telecoms group controlled by Franco-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi, is lining up a potential $185 billion (€157 b(...)

Companies join forces as they bet that demand for broadband internet services will continue to grow

TPG, the US private equity group, joined the deal frenzy that has swept through America’s regional cable and broadband providers as it agreed to acqui(...)

Fleetmatics went public in 2012

Dublin-based software company Fleetmatics is set to hire an additional 75 people in Dublin as it expands its research and development operation, eyein(...)

The Obama administration has  blocked several big telecoms deals in a bid to protect competition. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US companies have abandoned $370 billion of large deals since President Barack Obama came into power in 2009, after regulators in his administration b(...)

Liberty Global has built a commanding position on the continent, snapping up Virgin Media in the UK, Ziggo in the Netherlands, TV3 in Ireland, and Unitymedia, Germany’s second largest cable operator.

John Malone, the “cable cowboy”, lassoed another blockbuster deal this month when his Liberty Global agreed a $5.4 billion (€5.1 billion) takeover of (...)

S3 Group has more than 100 customers across 28 countries including Sky, Time Warner Cable, BT and UPC Cablecom

Consulting group Accenture is to acquire S3 TV Technology, a business unit of Dublin-headquartered Silicon Software Systems (S3) for an undisclosed su(...)

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk: a new book is particularly revelatory about his childhood, telling of an abusive father and a difficult time at school where he was bullied by his peers. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

With school started and the rest of us back at our desks, it is the end of what has been a relentless summer of business news: the fate of Greece and (...)

Fleetmatics develops and sells fleet-management software that tracks the location of vehicles and gives fleet operators a host of information on fuel use, speed, mileage, delivery times and so on

Fleetmatics, a Dublin-based provider of GPS-based fleet management systems, has reported revenues of $68.6 million for the second quarter, up 24 per c(...)

Ryanair’s results – with full-year profit  rising 66 per cent to €867 million – sent the stock soaring by as much as 8 per cent, with shares closing up 5 per cent at €11.40. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Markets were subdued yesterday, as Britain’s top share index hit a two-week closing low, and German and French indices finished the day in the red.(...)

A cable truck returns to a Time Warner Cable office in San Diego, California. Time Warner Cableis nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications , combining the second and third largest US cable operators, people familiar with the matter said. Photograph: Mike Blake/Files/Reuters

Charter Communications said it would buy Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, as the second and third largest US cable operators look (...)

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