The Sunday Brief

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Earnings Parade – Part 1 – Why is Tom Rutledge Smiling?

Super Game Sunday greetings from Kansas City (H&R Block Headquarters pictured) and Charlotte.  The Patterson household is eagerly awaiting the 49ers/ Chiefs matchup and the return of the Vince Lombardi trophy to the City of Fountains.  Regardless of the outcome,...

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Verizon, Comcast and Charter 3Q Earnings Review

Greetings from the Mile High City, the Queen City, and the City of Angels.  Attendees of the Mobile World Congress – Americas were greeted with multi-story advertisements on buildings touting original content, a reminder that investment in the TMT (telecom/ media/...

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Third Quarter Earnings – What Could Dislodge Wireless?

Greetings from Charlotte, North Carolina (picture is, from left, Frank Cairon, formerly of Verizon Wireless and Ryan Barker, currently with Verizon Wireless enjoying some good Mexican food on Friday in the Queen City with yours truly). This week’s TSB examines the...

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Sprint’s Head is Above Water

Mother’s Day greetings from Charlotte (Wells Fargo Championship pictured) and Dallas.  Thanks again for all of the well wishes concerning my new job, and we’ll miss the interaction with each of you through The Sunday Brief every week.  Again, our last issue will be...

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Comcast – In Search of Legacy Greatness

What’s unique about NBCU is that it allows a former cable executive (Steve Burke) to ask questions about content delivery that his peers at TWE and Viacom do not have the experience and insight to posit. In turn, it allows the cable business an opportunity to test the limits of content delivery and, through that process, deliver a substantially improved (and better connected) content experience (e.g., “The Voice” at 18ms latency to your Wi-Fi device).

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