Best Of FORBES: Amazon-HBO Deal And Should Amgen Break Itself Up?

Apr 23 2014, 4:58pm CDT | by

FORBES hosted a Twitter Chat on Wednesday with author and contributor Micheline Maynard. She answered reader’s questions on the American auto industry. Read the recap here and check out her new e-book, Curbing Cars: America’s Independence From The Auto Industry.

FORBES reporters touched on the Amazon-HBO deal and what it means for cord-cutting and TV:

“Today Amazon announced that it has signed a deal with HBO to bring the network’s stellar line-up of original shows to Amazon streaming. It is now the home to some of the best shows ever” — Dorothy Pomerantz. Read Amazon Gets In The Game With Its New HBO Deal

“Cable and satellite TV providers know you don’t need or want the vast majority of what they’re piping into your home. The average TV viewer only watches ten or so channels in a given month, and not all of those are must-haves. Which channels can’t viewers live without? From an economic perspective, the answer is clear: ESPN and HBO top the list” — Jeff Bercovici. Read In Amazon-HBO And Dish Deals, Media Giants Awkwardly Embrace Cord-Cutting

And in other news:

“As a couple of commentators at the Volokh Conspiracy have noted, yesterday’s Schuette v. BAMN decision rambles across five opinions and more than 100 pages, yet mentions the word ‘Asian’ not once” — Daniel Fisher. Read Asian Americans Are The Hidden Bystanders In Michigan Affirmative Action Case

“SodaStream’s big invention is a carbonated tap you can go back to again and again. So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise when rumors recycle as much as the company’s most loyal customers. SodaStream shares spiked again on Wednesday after yet another acquisition rumor appeared in an Israeli business publication. This time, the Globes website reported the company is in talks with coffee giant Starbucks to sell a 10% stake” — Brian Solomon. Read SodaStream Sale Rumors Swirl Again: Starbucks Plays Suitor This Time

“In the wake of yesterday’s pharma-deal madness (Novartis swapping assets with GlaxoSmithKline and selling its animal health division to Eli Lilly; Valeant and Bill Ackman making a hostile bid for Botox-maker Allergan), Bernstein analyst Geoffrey Porges sent a note out to investors asking what it might all mean for biotech stocks” — Matthew Herper. Read Should Amgen Break Itself Up?

“A comfy retirement for all! Talk about an ambitious goal. The Bipartisan Policy Center today launched a year-long project, the Personal Savings Initiative, to address the U.S. retirement crisis. Among the topics it will address are 401(k)s, defined benefit pensions, Individual Retirement Accounts, Social Security, long term care insurance, reverse mortgages, and college debt” — Ashlea Ebeling. Read Bipartisan Fix To Retirement Crisis In 2015?

Many hockey fans feared that last year’s lockout-shortened NHL season might put a damper on the sport’s growing popularity in the United States. Those fears appear to have been unfounded as hockey viewership is up big this year, but even with that success the NHL is still way behind the NBA in terms of postseason viewership” — Chris Smith. Read The NBA Is Destroying The NHL In The Battle For Postseason Cable TV Ratings

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman Albert Pujols made history Tuesday night when he became the first player to hit career home runs No. 499 and 500 in the same game. At 34 years old, Pujols becomes the third youngest player to reach the vaunted total that now includes 26 members” –Kurt Badenhausen. Read Albert Pujols: By The Numbers

 
 

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