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Comcast deal may be dead, but cable consolidation will go on

This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles, in Pittsburgh. Wall Street appears increasingly convinced Comcast’s $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is dead.  telling indicator is the gap between the value Comcast’s all-stock bid assigned to each Time Warner Cable share and Time Warner Cable stock’s current price. That was at its widest point yet Thursday, April 23, 2015, a signal that investors are giving just 20 to 30 percent odds that the deal will go through, said Nomura analyst Adam Ilkowitz. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Comcast’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable is dead, consolidation among the companies that pipe in our TV, phone and Internet will carry on.

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Reports say Comcast plans to drop $45B Time Warner Cable bid

This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles, in Pittsburgh. Wall Street appears increasingly convinced Comcast’s $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is dead.  telling indicator is the gap between the value Comcast’s all-stock bid assigned to each Time Warner Cable share and Time Warner Cable stock’s current price. That was at its widest point yet Thursday, April 23, 2015, a signal that investors are giving just 20 to 30 percent odds that the deal will go through, said Nomura analyst Adam Ilkowitz. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is abandoning its $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, according to media reports.

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Review: Plenty of options for HBO online, not enough time

In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO, talks about HBO Now for Apple TV during an Apple event in San Francisco.  Like HBO Go, the app that cable and satellite TV subscribers have, HBO Now gives you instant access to new TV episodes and movies, along with programs from months and years ago. You don’t need a cable TV package to watch hit shows such as “Game of Thrones” and “Girls.” (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the cable channel’s new stand-alone streaming service, is both a blessing and a curse.

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A ‘Beat the Clock’ for the YouTube generation

In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015 photo, host Elliot Morgan, center, watches over contestants Dominic DeAngelis, left, and Gabie Hanna as they try to knock over glasses with party whistles during a taping of the classic game show "Beat the Clock," at YouTube Space LA, in Los Angeles. FremantleMedia, the company that owns the rights to "Beat the Clock" and more than 150 other game show formats, commissioned original digital content studio Tiny Riot! to produce content for Buzzr.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This isn’t your grandparents’ “Beat the Clock.”

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Data deluge: MLB rolls out Statcast analytics on Tuesday

Bob Bowman, president of MLB Business and Media, explains new baseball statistics and how they might be displayed during a broadcast at a news conference in New York, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Which outfielder sprints the fastest and runs the longest to snag line drives into the gap? Which shortstop is best at throwing from the grass to nip the runner at first? Which catcher gets the ball to second base the quickest?

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