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HP Enterprise to Merge Services Unit With Computer Sciences (Bloomberg)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise surges on move to merge services unit with CSC (MarketWatch)

SAP Shows How Businesses Are 'Live' in the Digital Economy (Ad Age)
Kicks off new campaign.

SuccessFactors President Mike Ettling on S/4HANA Public Cloud, the Intersection of Financials and HR (ASUG News)

Toyota is establishing a 'strategic partnership' with Uber, which is a really big deal (The Verge)

Comcast: Set-Top Box Proposal Fails On All Counts (Multichannel News)

Comcast's AudienceXpress Tests Demand-Side Interface, Gives Agencies Direct Access (MediaPost)

Charter explains why it doesn’t compete against other cable companies (Ars Technica)

Verizon CEO: Go90 ‘Over-Hyped,’ But ‘Expectations Are Realistic (Investor's Business Daily)

Ben Franklin Technology Partners spreads $2.5M to 14 Phila-area firms ( Philly Desls)

Comcast faces antitrust lawsuit over cable ad sales

Tom Paine

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In news that broke late today, Comcast is facing an antitrust lawsuit alleging that it is trying to monopolize cable advertising within distinct geographic markets.

In s suit filed in Illinois Monday, Viamedia claims that Comcast has gained control of local cooperatives which serve large cable networks and blocks Viamedia and its clients from participating in large markets such as Detroit and Chicago.

This comes as the Justice Departmemt is already investigating Comcast's behavior in the spot advertising market.

Comcast issued a statement citing the competitiveness of the advertising market.