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If you want to buy Gawker Media, today’s the day to make an offer | Recode Daily: August 15, 2016

Publisher Ziff Davis is the stalking horse, with a $90 million offer on the table.

Gawker founder Nick Denton
Gawker founder Nick Denton
Asa Mathat

.Bids are due today for bankrupt Gawker Media as it continues to fight the $140 million judgment won by Hulk Hogan. Publisher Ziff Davis has set the floor with its $90 million offer; other possible bidders include Univision and Penske Media. Gawker's banker will conduct an auction tomorrow.
[Sydney Ember | New York Times]

.In a lengthy interview with the Washington Post, Apple CEO Tim Cook shrugged off talk that the slowing growth in iPhone sales signals problems for the company, calling smartphones the "greatest market on earth." Cook also talked about the importance of speaking out on social issues, Apple's fight with the FBI over encryption and the loss of Steve Jobs.
[Johana Bhuiyan | Recode]

.Back in June, Twitter started letting users decorate their photos with a selection of cartoon stickers. Today, it's looking to turn that feature into revenue by letting big brands, starting with Pepsi, pay to have their own stickers featured.
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.Looking to accelerate its shift from heavy goods into software, Honeywell is close to acquiring JDA Software Group in a $3 billion deal that could be announced today. JDA makes software used by hundreds of retailers and manufacturers to manage their supply chains, warehouses and merchandising.
[Ted Mann | Wall Street Journal]

.In the latest episode of Recode Decode, Kara Swisher talks to Mike Cannon-Brookes, the co-CEO of Australian software company Atlassian, about international tech hot spots and the challenges of being a newly public company.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]

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