- Homepage: http://www.timewarner.com/
January 2008: "Time Warner Inc. is a leading media and entertainment company, whose businesses include interactive services, cable systems, filmed entertainment, television networks and publishing. Whether measured by quality, popularity or financial results, our divisions are at the top of their categories. AOL, Time Inc., Time Warner Cable, Home Box Office, New Line Cinema, Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros. Entertainment maintain unrivaled reputations for creativity and excellence as they keep people informed, entertained and connected. Our enterprise is more than a collection of great brands that are owned under one roof. Time Warner’s businesses strive to gain competitive advantage from opportunities for constructive collaboration. We are innovators in technology, products and services. Our digital products and services reinforce the company’s industry-leading brands on all platforms with a focus on growth, engagement and monetization. Among Time Warner's digital initiatives are: Warner Bros.' Studio 2.0, Digital Cinema, Total Hi-Def disc as well as multiple digital downloading and VOD distribution agreements; AOL Video, AOL Music, AIM, MapQuest and Moviefone; HBO on Demand and AT&T mobile devices; Time Warner Cable's enhanced digital video applications, Road Runner High Speed Online and Digital Phone services; Time Inc.'s People.com, SI.com and Time.com; Turner Broadcasting's CNN.com, TCM.com, CartoonNetwork.com, TheSmokingGun.com, superdeluxe.com, AdultSwim.com, Veryfunnyads.com, NASCAR.com, pga.com and GameTap; and joint initiatives like In2TV and TMZ.com from AOL and Warner Bros. as well as CNNMoney.com from Time Inc. and Turner."http://www.timewarner.com/corp/aboutus/our_company.html
April 2009: 'Cable companies that also own a lot of programming—like Time Warner, which owns HBO, CNN, and TNT among other channels—especially benefit from these package deals. “Only a portion of subscribers are going to watch, say, ESPN,” says Chris Murray, senior counsel at Consumers Union. “Meanwhile, ESPN gets paid a certain amount for every subscriber, so the customer ends up subsidizing content he doesn’t watch,” Murray says. A spokesperson for Time Warner Cable says, “The tiers of channels are determined ultimately by viewer popularity, and we offer tiers that we feel will satisfy customers.” 4. “Bundling your services can end up costing you more.”'http://www.smartmoney.com/spending/technology/10-things-cable-companies-will-not-tell-you
June 2008: "ALBANY — Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed to block access to Internet bulletin boards and Web sites nationwide that disseminate child pornography."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/nyregion/10internet.html
June 2008: 'That letter set off a chain of events that culminated in the accounting scandal that followed Time Warner’s merger with AOL, including huge fines and criminal convictions. Mr. Ripp, a longtime finance executive at Time Warner who had been sent to AOL’s Dulles, Va., headquarters to oversee the accounting operations there, was called one of the “white hats” in the whole affair by the Justice Department.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/09/business/media/09aol.html
May 2008: "The lawsuits were the result of a drawn-out investigation by the SEC that began in 2002 after a Washington Post report on a series of unconventional deals involving the online giant. In 2005, AOL's parent company, Time Warner, reached its own settlement with the SEC, agreeing to pay $300 million."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/19/AR2008051901686.html
January 2008: "Done right, a plan by Time Warner's (TWX) cable division to charge higher fees for heavy Internet users could become a boon for most Web customers. Done wrong, the new pricing could slow growth for fledgling video download services and discourage Web entrepreneurs from starting their own bandwidth-intensive businesses."http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2008/tc20080118_598544.htm
September 2001: The world's largest entertainment conglomerate, core elements being Time Magazine, Warner Brothers movie studios, and the American Online Internet service.
November 2005: Sadly, this was not an isolated event on Wall Street. There is often a huge disconnect between the success and failure of deals and the enormous fees that banks get for making them happen. Consider the granddaddy of merger debacles, America Online and Time Warner. Salomon Smith Barney, now part of Citigroup, worked for AOL and walked away with $60 million; Morgan Stanley advised Time Warner and made $75 million. Shareholders lost more than $80 billion.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/27/business/yourmoney/27deal.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Status/Name Change from AOL Time Warner Organization Oct 26, 2005 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) America Online Inc. (AOL) Organization Mar 21, 2004 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) DC Comics Organization Mar 22, 2010 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Fortune Source Owner of (partial or full, past or present) People Magazine Source May 16, 2008 Opponent (past or present) Rembrandt IP Management Organization May 2, 2007 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Sports Illustrated (SI) Source Jun 11, 2008 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) TMZ.com Source Jun 1, 2011 Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Time Organization Mar 21, 2004 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Time Warner Cable Organization Jun 11, 2008 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) Source Apr 14, 2004 Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Warner Brothers Entertainment Organization Apr 14, 2004 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Warner Chappell Music Organization Oct 3, 2006 Organization Executive (past or present) Jeff Bewkes Person Aug 11, 2005 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Alan Cohen Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Mark Evanier Person Mar 22, 2010 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Amy Feldman Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Anne Fisher Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Clifton Leaf Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Devin Leonard Person Organization Executive (past or present) Gerald M. Levin Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Stephanie N. Mehta Person Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Richard D. Parsons Person Apr 16, 2004 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Steven "Steve" J. Ross Person May 12, 2004 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Michael Schrage Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) R.E. (Ted) Turner Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Meredith Wadman Person
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 27, 2002 'This is War'
QUOTE: Hollywood executives... accuse their Silicon Valley counterparts of ignoring Internet piracy because it helps them sell gadgets.
Fortune May 27, 2002 Annie Weighs in On the Gender Gap and Work References
QUOTE: With more women than ever before scaling the corporate heights...you would think--wouldn't you?--that equal pay between men and women doing the same work would be a given. Alas, no.
Fortune Apr 15, 2002 'It's a Living Hell'
QUOTE: Whistleblowing makes for great TV. But the aftereffects can be brutal.
Fortune Mar 18, 2002 Enough is Enough
QUOTE: Before Enronitis inflamed the public, gigantic white-collar swindles were rolling through the business world...hardly anyone ever went to prison.
Fortune Mar 13, 2002 Chained melodies
QUOTE: Copyright-holding corporations are pushing new laws and computer-crippling technologies in their war on piracy. But can anything keep geeks from copying the music and movies they crave?
Salon Jan 07, 2002 Poking Your Nose in Other People's Business
QUOTE: How much spying does your company do--and how much will it admit to?
Fortune Sep 10, 2001 Sue Your Broker
QUOTE: When overzealous brokers met newly minted investors in the long bull market, fortunes were made and lost in an instant. Now everyone's pointing fingers over the missing money.
CNN/Money Magazine Jul 09, 2001 God and Business
QUOTE: Bringing spirituality into the workplace violates the old idea that faith and fortune don't mix. But a groundswell of believers is breaching the last taboo in corporate America
Fortune Jun 25, 2001 The Great CEO Pay Heist
QUOTE: ...in recent years, pay [for CEOs] has ballooned into nine-figure totals, almost defying comprehension.
Fortune Jun 01, 2001 Spying: How Far is Too Far?
QUOTE: In many cases, the laws are clear and enforceable, and the ethical standards are anything but.
Fortune May 14, 2001 Hear No Risk, See No Risk, Speak No Risk
QUOTE: How a bunch of Wall Street analysts and others hyped a company called Winstar--to death.
Fortune May 14, 2001 Attention, E-mail Snoops
QUOTE: As managers...you have every right to monitor your company's e-mail. But just because you can legally do it, is it ethical for you to read your subordinates' messages?
Fortune Feb 19, 2001 So You Want a Girl?
QUOTE: A new technology lets parents order up the sex of their child. It's poised to become big business--and a big ethical dilemma.
Fortune Feb 07, 2001 Anonymity a Web Right, Groups Claim: Free-speech Groups Urge Yahoo to Preserve User's Ability to Criticize Freely.
QUOTE: Two outside groups...arguing that individuals' messages are protected by constitutionally supported anonymous speech.
PC World Nov 27, 2000 Keeping a Chill Out of Web Chat Rooms
QUOTE: Civil rights groups worried that companies will stifle free speech online with suits against anonymous critics take heart from a recent case
BusinessWeek Oct 30, 2000 No Web for You!
QUOTE: Companies that once thought little of controlling Web access are now starting to ask questions, wondering what to do to clamp down on this dark side of the Net.
Fortune Oct 11, 2000 The Party On the Left
QUOTE: The question is whether AOL's hard dealing against Disney would, or could, threaten the free market if it combined with Time Warner. The obvious answer is "Of course not," but there is something to fear in these machinations. That something is the specter of oligopoly.
Clickz.com Mar 20, 2000 E-mail or E-sting? Your Boss Knows, but He's Not Telling
QUOTE: Before announcing key promotions, a top manager at a mid-sized technology firm decided to run a loyalty check on his subordinates...Atypical behavior? Absolutely not.
Fortune Jan 21, 2000 Critics Say New AOL Software Interferes with Rivals
QUOTE: The latest software from America Online Inc., the world's largest Internet provider, can prevent customers from using rival online services or corporate connections...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 16, 1999 Must AOL pay "community leaders"? : Labor Department inquiry raises thorny questions about volunteers' role in online communities.
QUOTE: Are the [AOL] volunteers, in fact, slaving away as unpaid community employees?
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