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Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service

NEW YORK - Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry.

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CBS CEO said met with Apple to discuss TV deal

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif - CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves met with Apple Inc last week to discuss a TV deal, he said at a technology conference Wednesday, and that discussions and negotiations for such a deal are ongoing.

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FCC looks to crack down on robocalls, robotexts

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. telecommunications regulator wants to make it harder for telemarketers and other businesses to place unwanted robocalls and text messages under changes to autodialing rules proposed on Wednesday.

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Avago nears deal for fellow chipmaker Broadcom: sources

- Avago Technologies Ltd is close to an agreement to acquire fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal that could boost Avago's clientele of top-tier smartphone companies.

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Wearable fitness tracker maker Fitbit sued by rival Jawbone

SAN FRANCISCO - Wearable fitness tracking device maker Fitbit Inc is being accused by rival Jawbone of attempting to steal core confidential data about Jawbone's business, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

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Cost of data breaches increasing to average of $3.8 million, study says

- The cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable financial and medical records, according to a study released on Wednesday.

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