Time Warner's Bewkes pulls in $32.9M; cloud-computing services a boon for Amazon

More cable industry news from around the web:

> In direct contrast to the just-rejected Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, federal regulators see the proposed AT&T-DirecTV deal as promoting broadband competition and spreading high-speed Internet service to rural areas. Story

> For a year in which he fended off a hostile takeover bid by Rupert Murdoch and revamped Turner Networks and HBO, Time Warner Inc. CEO Jeff Bewkes received a 1.2 percent raise to $32.9 million. Story

> Amazon's revenue from cloud-computing services grew 49 percent in the first quarter to $1.57 billion. Story

> Time-shifted viewing on digital video recorders by millennials and teens declined slightly from October 2014 to February 2015, with many younger video consumers checking out of the living-room screen altogether. Story

> The Nemont Telephone Cooperative of Scobey, Mont., says it's launching Montana's 'first gigabit community' for residential and commercial customers. Story

> Verizon Wireless is reintroducing lower promotional pricing for its More Everything shared data plans, offering a 10 GB plan for $80 a month, down from $100. Story

And finally … AGF, a group in Germany that provides official TV audience ratings, will now include YouTube video in its audience measurement. Story

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