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April 1, 2011
07:54 EDTTMRK, VZVerizon completes tender for Terremark; Announces subsequent offering period
Verizon Communications (VZ) announced the successful completion of the tender offer made by Verizon's wholly owned subsidiary, Verizon Holdings Inc., for all outstanding shares of Terremark Worldwide (TMRK) common stock. The tender offer and withdrawal rights expired at midnight ET on March 31. According to the depositary for the tender offer, approximately 59,754,625 shares were validly tendered and not withdrawn as of the expiration time. This represents approximately 70.9% of Terremark's outstanding shares of common stock on a fully diluted basis and 84.06% of Terremark's outstanding shares of common stock, giving Verizon control of Terremark. Verizon Holdings has accepted for purchase all shares that were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn and will promptly pay for such shares at the offer price of $19 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. Verizon also announced that Verizon Holdings has commenced a subsequent offering period to acquire the remaining untendered shares of Terremark common stock. The subsequent offering period will expire at 5 p.m. ET on April 7, unless extended. During this subsequent offering period, holders of shares of Terremark common stock who did not previously tender their shares into the initial tender offer may do so.
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September 3, 2015
08:02 EDTVZAOL to acquire Millennial Media for $1.75 per share
AOL, a unit of Verizon (VZ), announced its continued investment in cross platform programmatic technology for marketers and publishers by signing an agreement to acquire Millennial Media (MM), an end-to-end mobile platform, for $1.75 per share of Millennial Media common stock. The transaction will take the form of a tender offer followed by a merger, with Millennial Media becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL upon completion. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, and is expected to close this fall. Goldman, Sachs & Co. served as AOL's financial advisor on the transaction, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as AOL's legal advisor. LUMA Partners served as Millennial Media's financial advisor on the transaction, and Goodwin Procter LLP served as Millennial Media's legal advisor.
08:02 EDTVZAOL to acquire Millennial Media for $1.75 per share
September 2, 2015
17:47 EDTVZFrontier acquisition of Verizon wireline operations approved by FCC
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10:22 EDTVZCiti says buy AT&T as DirecTV deal protects dividend
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September 1, 2015
18:24 EDTVZVerizon to begin pared-down video service in near future, Bloomberg says
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August 31, 2015
11:33 EDTVZAOL buys mobile social app maker Kanvas Labs, TechCrunch reports
AOL, which is owned by Verizon, has acquired Kanvas Labs, a photo and messaging startup, TechCrunch reports. A spokesperson for AOL says the company will continue to offer existing Kanvas Labs products, including the Kanvas photo editing app and Kanvas Keyboard, and there are plans to integrate Kanvas technology with AOL's products. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Reference Link
August 27, 2015
11:25 EDTVZSamsung Pay beta available on all U.S. carriers except Verizon, Verge reports
Samsung (SSNLF) Pay's beta is available on all major U.S. carriers, including AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), and U.S. Cellular (USM), except for Verizon (VZ), the Verge reports. Verizon is "evaluating" Samsung Pay currently, and may very well miss the September 28th launch of the product, the report says. Reference Link
05:36 EDTVZVerizon FiOS reaches agreement with Entertainment Studios
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August 26, 2015
06:22 EDTVZGoogle fear Verizon, T-Mobile cell signs could crowd WiFi channels, WSJ says
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06:07 EDTVZVerizon confirms availability of hum to create connected driving experience
Verizon Telematics confirmed the commercial availability of hum, an aftermarket vehicle technology and subscription service that enables drivers on the road to make their car smarter through a simple solution regardless of their wireless service provider. First announced in January at the North American International Auto Show as Verizon Vehicle, hum provides subscribers with a self-installed solution that helps predict potential issues, prevents breakdowns and offers protection when problems do arise. At the simple press of a button, drivers receive diagnostic information, pinpoint roadside assistance and live consultation with ASE-certified mechanics and emergency personnel on-demand. Through GPS-based technology, hum helps accurately dispatch advanced roadside assistance, alerts emergency personnel of a car's location if a crash is detected, and assists authorities in locating a vehicle that has been reported stolen. Two year subscription plans start at $14.99 per month plus taxes, fees and equipment for the first vehicle with the option to add other vehicles for less.
06:02 EDTVZVerizon to announce Hum to connect older cars, The Verge reports
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August 25, 2015
05:59 EDTVZStocks with implied volatility movement; WMB VZ
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August 23, 2015
19:13 EDTVZBT executive says Verizon, AT&T abusing landline duopoly, FT reports
In a Financial Times interview published Sunday, BT Group's (BT) Americas president Bas Burger said Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) are abusing their control over telephone and broadband lines to charge inappropriate access fees to companies like BT. "For a western world country it is the worst I've seen... There is not sufficient regulation to create competition: almost all access is being provided by two companies and they have divided the country among themselves," remarked Burger, adding that the two companies are also not required to fix network problems within any specific timeframe. Reference Link
August 20, 2015
08:02 EDTVZFCC to hold a conference and workshop
2015 Supplier Diversity Conference & Workshop is being held at FCC Washington, D.C. offices on August 20 at 9:30 am. Webcast Link

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