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Boeing and SpaceX Emerge Victorious in NASA Space Taxi Contract

The privatization, or partial privatization, of space has taken many twists since the end of the Space Shuttle era. Companies and organizations know that there are literally billions of dollars ...
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Is Sirius XM Higher Subscriber Guidance Enough?

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced on Tuesday that it has raised its 2014 guidance for net subscriber additions. After having originally projected subscriber gains of 1.25 million, the ...
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Sirius XM Delivers on Earnings and Buybacks (Update)

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has released its second-quarter earnings, showing that revenue grew 10% and has crossed the $1 billion mark. The company's net income was $120 million, ...
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Even Sirius XM Adds to Stock Buybacks

There has been some talk of late that corporations are starting to slow down on their waves of stock buybacks. It might make sense when you consider that many of ...
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Free TV Over the Air Is Dead

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that mini-antenna service Aereo does indeed infringe the copyright of TV broadcasters, IAC/InterActiveCorp. (NASDAQ: IACI) chairman and CEO Barry Diller said there ...
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Google’s One Set-Top Box Too Many

According to a number of media reports, Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) will release a set-top box. Presumably the product is meant to allow it to compete with new generation products ...
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Is Sirius XM Ready to Rally 50 Percent?

Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) was a buyout target not that long ago. It turns out that John Malone and his team of Sirius XM insiders were conducting a ...
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Are the Rules About to Change in the Pay-TV Sector?

For years U.S. consumers have tried to persuade cable and satellite companies to offer subscriptions to viewer-selected channels -- so-called a la carte pricing -- rather than the high-priced packages the ...
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Google Adds Satellites to Internet Access Arsenal

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is reported to be spending $1 billion on development of a fleet of up to 180 small satellites to provide Internet access to parts of the ...
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Is SpaceX Preparing to Land on Mars?

Space exploration company SpaceX is a wonder. Its privately built and operated rocket ships are a science fiction fan's dream, and they seem to accomplish new technological marvels with every ...
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New GenCorp Engine to Give Stratolaunch​ a Boost into Space

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin wants to kick the United States off the International Space Station. Even worse -- he might be able to do it. Last week, responding ...
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Dish Network Tanks After Verizon Denies Interest

Now that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has agreed to acquire satellite TV provider DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) for around $49 billion, the nation's other large satellite service, Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: ...
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Why Dish Will Be Forced Into Action After DirecTV-AT&T Merger

The news is out that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is formally buying DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV). The real question now is how exactly this influences the other media and telecom giants. ...
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AT&T Deal for DirecTV Gets Board Votes Sunday

When word got out in early May that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) was considering a buyout of DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV), the satellite company's stock was trading at around $75 to ...
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Why Warren Buffett Now Likes Telecom

Investors love tracking the stock purchases and acquisitions of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). His being touted by the financial press as the world's greatest investor of ...
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