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New Trailer Unleashed for Black Mass

Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed an official trailer for Black Mass. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger; this character is based on the real-life criminal who was one of the most wanted gangsters...Show More Summary

Verizon extends free FiOS speed upgrade to small businesses

Verizon is giving its small business customers that reside in its FiOS fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) markets a free Internet speed upgrade.

6.0 Overnight Metered Market Household Rating for NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4 , Up 46 Percent from Last Time on ESPN

The 2015 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4 – the Houston Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors to stay alive in the best-of-seven series – delivered a 6.0 overnight rating, according to Nielsen.

Charter Merging with Time Warner Cable, Buying Bright House

Charter Communications announced today it will merge with Time Warner Cable and will also buy Bright House Networks. If approved, the deal will form a new company rivaling Comcast, which recently cancelled its planned merger with Time...Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Dewey's Day in Court | Supreme Court 'Litmus Test'

Opening statements begin today in the Dewey & LeBoeuf trial in Manhattan. Democratic candidates for president face criticism over their litmus test for would-be Supreme Court picks. And Daniel Meltzer, who served as the second-in-charge at the White House counsel's office, dies. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.       

Charter Communications announces deal to buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications has reeled in its big prize, agreeing to pay $78.7 billion for Time Warner Cable in a deal that would make it the largest pay-TV provider in Southern California.

Obama warns Longtime Ally Saudi Arabia to Not Get Nukes

It doesn’t help that the Saudis and other longtime American allies are nervous and skittish about Obama’s deal with Iran, which will allow Iran to get nuclear weapons capabilities. That’s not comforting.

Industry leaders praise Senate vote on fast track bill

The Senate’s decisive vote in favor of Trade Promotion Authority gives momentum to President Obama’s quest to win Congressional approval for fast track approval of trade deals currently under negotiation. The legislation is expected to face a tough battle in the House of Representatives.

Cannes: Norwegian Adventure Tale 'The Last King' Sells to Italy, India, Middle East

Nils Gaup's action film stars Jakob Oftebro of 'Kon Tiki' and 'Game of Thrones' actor Kristofer Hivju. read more

Actress, Comedian Anne Meara Dies at 85. She Was the Longtime Comedy Partner and Wife of Jerry Stiller, and Ben Stiller’s Mom

“New York-born actress and comedian Anne Meara, known for her opposites-attract comedy routine with husband Jerry Stiller,” died on Saturday, May 23, 2015, Reuters reports. She was 85. The story continues, “Meara, the mother of actor Ben Stiller…is survived by...

Whoa! Charter Reportedly Close to Buying Time Warner Cable. The Surprise Is That The Deal is Worth $10 Billion MORE Than Comcast Had Offered For Time Warner Cable

“Charter Communications Inc. is near an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $55.1 billion in cash and stock, according to people familiar with the matter,” reports Bloomberg. That’s about $10 billion more than the $45.2 billion Comcast...

Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

Blake Brittain : What’s My Name?: Rihanna’s “Robyn” Registration Opposed by DC Comic Doug Schoen : The Patent Process in America is Broken Joe Mullin: “Copyright trolling” Movie Studio gets hit with Godzilla-Sized Lawsuit Michael Borella : Allvoice  v. Microsoft. Grantland Drutchas : Patent Suit Filings in 2014 had Reduced by 13%  Get a […]

Christina Hendricks ‘Mad Men’ Exit Interview: Joan “Always Spoke The Truth”

As Joan Harris (née Holloway) Christina Hendricks became one of the most-loved characters on AMC's Mad Men. With her artfully-drawn portrait of a dynamic woman in a male-dominated workplace, Hendricks seemed made for the role, bringing depth and complexity to Joan's biting charm. Show More Summary

Molestation Claim Against Michael Jackson Estate Dismissed

The judge ruled that choreographer Wade Robson had waited too long to file in court. read more

SpaceX Cleared by AF to Compete Against ULA | Pentagon Mulls Wish List for F-35 Block 4 | Germany Attempts a ‘French End-Run’ on Behalf of Eurofighter

Americas SpaceX has been cleared by the Air Force for national security-related launches, injecting competition into a previous United Launch Alliance monopoly on private DoD launches. This is part of Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain’s efforts to end US reliance on the Russia-manufactured RD-180 rocket for space launches. Show More Summary

Paramount, Mary Parent To Turn ‘Beyblade’ Into Live Action Feature

EXCLUSIVE: After turning the Hasbro toys Transformers and G.I. Joe into hit feature franchises, Paramount Pictures will try again with Beyblade. The studio has acquired rights to turn Beyblade into a live action feature that will be produced by Mary Parent through her Disruption Entertainment banner. Show More Summary

Observations On EMS Conferences

Just finished my inspirational talk at the EMSAAC Conference in San Diego. They laughed, they cried, women threw their panties, men bought me drinks, everyone held their smartphone flashlights aloft and swayed rhythmically… … you know, the usual. But all kidding aside, these gigs are a huge recharge for my career satisfaction batteries. It turns...

Ayman al-Zawahiri Tried To Purchase Guns From American FFL

According to Newsweek: The shooting attack on May 3 at an anti-Muslim art show in Garland, Texas, sparked debates about freedom of speech versus hate speech, the rise of lone wolf terrorists and the ability of the terrorist group ISIS to strike at the U.S. homeland. But there is another aspect of this attack that […]

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