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Weekly Roundup: Comcast acquiring TWC, the Galaxy S 5 and more!


You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Google's Nest acquisition is official

The deal is done! The FTC cleared Google's $3.2 billion purchase of Nest and now the company's founders Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers are free to shift their focus back to making home automation consumer friendly. Follow the link for details.

Comcast and TWC merger

Earlier this week, Comcast announced plans to acquire Time Warner Cable. The proposed deal must gain approval from the FCC and Justice Department first, but what would the $45 billion merger mean for its 30 million combined subscribers? Read on and find out.

Samsung on the Galaxy S 5

Samsung's next-gen handset, the Galaxy S 5, is just weeks away from being announced. We actually already know quite a lot about what to expect from the unveiling. Click the link for the latest on the company's "back to basics" handset.

Creating GoPro's media empire

Thanks to GoPro, footage of some of the world's most extraordinary activities and events live on the internet, ready to entertain, inform and inspire the masses. Read on for more about the company's 10-year journey from simple action stills to a blossoming media empire.

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