A pro-industry, anti-regulation team.
Donald Trump picked Jeff Eisenach and Mark Jamison, both fierce opponents of net neutrality, to oversee the transition at the FCC — good news for internet service providers, bad news for content companies that may have to pay the ISPs more to reach their customers at faster speeds. — [April Glaser / Recode]
Eisenach and Jamison, along with Trump’s Justice Department transition advisers, also have a pro-industry, anti-regulation history, particularly when it comes to mergers — favorable news for the AT&T-Time Warner deal, which Trump vowed to block during the campaign. — [April Glaser / Recode]
Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, serving on the Trump transition team, is trying to recruit fellow Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to join a brain trust to advise the new president on tech policy issues. It’s going slowly. — [Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post]
Amazon is thinking about adding a premium package of live sports programming to its Prime program and has been talking to sports leagues large (NFL, NBA, MLB) and small (lacrosse, surfing). — [Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal]
Amazon plans to expand its year-old online ticketing business in Europe and Asia, and it may also try to crack the U.S. market, currently dominated by Ticketmaster and parent Live Nation. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]
The top ranks of Apple management remain overwhelmingly white and male, with the mix virtually unchanged from last year, according to a government filing. — [Ina Fried / Recode]
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