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Mergers and Acquisitions

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on why he bought HuffPost and why the New York Times can’t be “the paper of record”

Morning Brew, the business newsletter publisher for millennials, is in talks to sell itself to Business Insider

The US government is breaking up Big Razor before it gets to Big Tech

Why Spotify and a casino bought The Ringer and Barstool

Spotify is buying Bill Simmons’s The Ringer to boost its podcast business

Barstool Sports is close to selling to a casino company you’ve never heard of

Why Vox Media says it bought New York Media

The CBS and Viacom merger, explained

Why 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang doesn’t want to break up Google

Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about systemic racism, regulating tech, and the divided Democratic Party on Recode Decode

Postmates has explored a sale to Uber or DoorDash instead of going public

Netflix has made a rare acquisition, to help it make more kids’ stuff

Digital media lifestyle brand Brit + Co is laying off most of its employees

Silicon Valley’s self-regulating days “probably should be” over, Nancy Pelosi says

Bustle Digital, the company that bought Gawker and Mic, has acquired the Outline

Full Q&A: European commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager on Recode Decode

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, 2020 presidential candidate, explains how she would regulate Big Tech if she wins

The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer says Congress should investigate if Trump ordered the DOJ’s AT&T-Time Warner lawsuit

Resy, the high-end restaurant reservation rival to OpenTable, is about to be sold

Airbnb is acquiring a hotel company. So is Airbnb now a hotel company?

Trump reportedly tried to order a lawsuit to block the AT&T/Time Warner merger

AT&T’s WarnerMedia shake-up tells you how it views the future of media

Meet J2’s Vivek Shah, the CEO quietly presiding over a $4 billion media business

The AT&T-TimeWarner deal has been blessed by the courts — again

Full Q&A: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on Recode Media

Full Q&A: Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber explain why they sold Gimlet to Spotify

BuzzFeed has started its layoffs, but it’s also talking about a merger

Full Q&A: Axios business editor Dan Primack on newsletters, IPOs, and the economy in 2019

Amazon has officially killed the Whole Foods-Instacart partnership

Procter & Gamble has acquired the startup aiming to build the Procter & Gamble for people of color

Mic.com is in talks to sell to Bustle

Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective bought Pop-Up Magazine Productions

Who could buy Discord? Acquirers have been giving the gaming startup a long look.

Watch Marc Benioff try to explain what he’s going to do with Time magazine

IBM is making the third-largest tech acquisition ever

Michael Rubin’s ShopRunner plans to acquire the e-commerce startup Spring

Walmart plans to acquire plus-sized fashion startup Eloquii for $100 million

SiriusXM is taking over Pandora in a $3.5 billion deal that’s more necessity than convenience

A group led by U.K. investor/consultant Ian Osborne is trying to buy Fortune magazine

After Benioff’s big deal, Time is bringing back the bar cart