This infographic perfectly illustrates the hectic histories of AT&T and Time Warner

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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Late last week, word surfaced that AT&T and Time Warner Inc. had held informal talks about a possible merger. Two days later, AT&T announced it had reached an agreement to acquire the company for a colossal $85.4 billion.

Debates as to whether the acquisition will get the nod from regulators is likely to rage on for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, have a look at this fascinating infographic from The Wall Street Journal that charts the many splits, acquisitions, mergers and name changes that have shaped the two companies over the past 30+ years.

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RustyTech

32 years of making decisions which adversely affect customers.
 

p51d007

TS Evangelist
As I mentioned a few days ago, after breaking up "MaBell", it's taken a little over 30 years, for them to put themselves back together again.
 

texasrattler

TS Evangelist
When will these articles actually start stating this has nothing to do with Time Cable or Internet as all that is separate. Those were spun off in '09. Cable is on it's own and is now owned by Charter. Time Warner Inc. is something different, which as users have stated is more related to media.

It's articles like these that end up giving sites a bad name for not explaining what's actually going on. Just more click and bait.
 

jack_alexander

TS Enthusiast
We need congressional action to prevent such mergers. Mega companies can only hurt competition and the public. The larger they are the harder they can fall. We've seen this in our history. ATT needs to be broken up again and Turner should keep what he has so that he can compete.

One wonders where Sprint and Verizon fits in all of this....