Comcast reclassifies shares; Amazon paid $296M for Elemental

More cable news from across the Web:

>  TiVo Research officially announced it will be giving away basic TV ratings data for free for anyone starting in the first quarter of 2016. Release

> Comcast said it is reclassifying certain shares in order to simplify things for investors. WSJ article

> Amazon disclosed in a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it paid $296 million for Elemental Technologies. SEC filing

> According to new data, syndication TV programming scored an average Nielsen ration of 0.4 among 18-34 year old viewers -- the same rating as this time last year. MediaPost article

> Amazon is reportedly working to improve the performance of its Fire TV device ahead of the holidays. NY Post article

Telecom News

> Frontier may not have followed cable operators like Comcast or its fellow ILECs AT&T and CenturyLink in implementing usage-based billing on its broadband subscriber base, but it isn't ruling it out either. Article

> CenturyLink has secured a 10-year agreement to provide services as a founding partner of the U.S. Bank Stadium and the exclusive provider of the Vikings football team. Article

Wireless Tech News

> In the ongoing war over the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, a group of companies, including Google, Boingo Wireless and Broadcom, is once again urging the FCC to push for a solution that won't have a negative impact on consumers of Wi-Fi. Article

> The FCC took a huge step forward last week in getting the U.S. better positioned to compete in the race to 5G when it decided to propose new flexible service rules in the 28, 37, 39 and 64-71 GHz bands. Editor's Corner

European Wireless News

> Canalys said Huawei became China's top smartphone vendor in the third quarter of 2015, while Xiaomi fell to second place. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said his top priority is to return the loss-making carrier back to profitability, something it hasn't consistently achieved since 2007, and he is embarking on a turnaround strategy to get the company there. Article

> AT&T Mobility is partnering with data monetization firm Aquto on a new sponsored data program that offers customers the ability to get free mobile data if they look at advertising and surveys from marketers and in some cases, by buying products. Article

And finally… Kangaroo introduced a Windows 10 computer about as small as a smartphone. Article

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