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Verizon Closes Acquisition of AOL

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YAY

Zpike

Jun 23, 2015, 12:56 PM
YAY! Because there's obviously no conflict of interests when an ISP giant buys up a large media company. Sprint and T-mobile can't merge, but what's wrong wrong with AT&T and Verizon swallowing up every company on the planet? Obviously absolutely nothing.
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The Victor

Jun 24, 2015, 10:09 AM
FiOS being a ISP giant is a bit of a stretch.
Yes they have high speeds but theyre very limited as far as availablitly.

Sprint and T-mobile combining was a completely differenet thing, that was combining the number 3&4 wirelss companies, which shrinks the market.

Companies buying other services like ISPs TV services etc allow them to be profitable
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Zpike

Jun 24, 2015, 11:17 AM
Entirely.
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Brad K

Jun 24, 2015, 5:48 PM
I think maybe you missed the point. You mentioned Sprint and T-Mobile merger (2 wireless companies) and compared it to AT&T and Verizon's acquisitions of other (non wireless) companies. You made it seem like AT&T and Verizon shouldn't be able to acquire those companies for the same reasons that Sprint and T-Mobile couldn't merge. And don't come back and say that part was irrelevant anyways, if your going to use something to try and back up your original point then at least be accurate about it and/or admit it when you get called out for trying to be misleading.

To the other point, why should any of us care if anyone (corporation or individual for that matter) wants to acquire a media outlet? The first amendment allows us freedom of th...
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The Victor

Jun 25, 2015, 9:30 AM
Exactly what i was thinking, theyre making it seem like Verizon bought every single media corp. theyre not gonna control every bit of information that comes out
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Zpike

Jun 29, 2015, 4:08 PM
Wow Brad. If the Victor hadn't been confused enough, you have really managed to arrive at some rather contorted conclusions. Since you obviously understood absolutely nothing I was talking about, I won't bother responding to this. Suffice it to say that I wasn't trying to make any of the conclusions you inaccurately reasoned from my post, and that I maintain that the logical leaps you make from my posts don't follow from anything I've said. Sometimes I think you disagree with me just to disagree with me.
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haggard2.0

Jun 24, 2015, 10:33 AM
Them now owning AOL since they now will control the media in which they produce. I would assume anything good about net neutrality will cease to exist on any of their news platforms lol.
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Zpike

Jun 24, 2015, 11:18 AM
You do realize that was the exact point I was trying to make. 😛
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