AT&T-Time Warner ruling: The media industry hangs in the balance

The trial over the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner, which will reach its conclusion when a judge announces his ruling Tuesday afternoon, is not just about the combination of two massive companies. It is about tectonic shifts in the media and technology industries. It’s about how and where we consume content and it’s about the data that companies like Netflix, Facebook and Amazon collect on viewing habits and consumer behavior that gives them a leg up over companies like Time Warner and AT&T.
Source: Money