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Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Time employees get ready to toast their new owners; Fortune and Sports Illustrated hope they get to celebrate, too.

Are there any other billionaires out there to buy Fortune or Sports Illustrated?

Marc Benioff paid a surprising $190 million for Time magazine. Meredith hopes it can find other deep pockets for its other titles.

Hollywood trade TheWrap is adding a subscription business by buying a subscription business

Sharon Waxman’s free site has bought Jocelyn Johnson’s VideoInk.

Full Q&A: Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim talks antitrust on Recode Decode

"I’m not saying that those companies are per se legal or every activity is legal. They could very well be violating the antitrust laws down the road if they take certain actions."

Facebook has acquired Redkix to build better messaging features into its Slack competitor

The email startup is joining Workplace, the social network’s enterprise offering.

Here’s what HBO’s new boss really said about the company’s plans under AT&T

John Stankey had a lot to tell Richard Plepler and his team last month. You can read (almost) all of it here.

Groupon is looking for a buyer

The daily-deal pioneer’s run as an independent company could be nearing an end.

Full transcript: Recode’s Peter Kafka on Too Embarrassed to Ask

He and Kara discuss the media landscape in the wake of the AT&T/Time Warner decision.

AT&T is getting ready to acquire all of Otter Media, the streaming video company it co-owns with Peter Chernin

Fresh off its Time Warner acquisition, AT&T has another content deal in the works.

AT&T can buy Time Warner. What does that mean for everyone else?

"This is going to reshape the media world," Recode’s Peter Kafka says.

Disney and Comcast are willing to walk away from Rupert Murdoch’s local sports networks

If regulators insist. Which might not be a terrible thing.

Comcast has formally announced its plan to make Rupert Murdoch even wealthier

Comcast’s new $65 billion bid for some of 21st Century Fox will force Disney to raise its own bid.

AT&T can buy Time Warner, and everyone else can buy everything else

No conditions, no restraints. A victory for mergermania, and a loss for the Trump administration.

The media landscape is in for a seismic change, no matter what happens to AT&T and Time Warner

Even if a judge rules that the pipe guys can’t buy, the media guys want to sell.

Andreessen Horowitz is pocketing a huge win in the $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition

The firm returns more than $1 billion in the Microsoft deal.

With GitHub, Microsoft is buying a crucial part of the software ecosystem

Microsoft is acquiring the code-hosting service for $7.5 billion in stock.

Here’s why AT&T decided to buy Time Warner, according to CEO Randall Stephenson

Think Netflix.

Shari Redstone’s endgame for CBS and Viacom is clear in a new complaint

Combine the two and sell to the highest bidder. Verizon had flagged interest in Viacom as well as CBS, according to sources.

Here’s why Comcast says it should own Fox’s business — and why Fox says it still prefers Disney

What to expect from both sides as they spin the merits of their respective deals.

PayPal will spend $2.2 billion to buy the Square of Europe — iZettle — in its biggest acquisition ever

It’s a big move into brick-and-mortar retail.

Shari Redstone won a round in her fight with Les Moonves and CBS. What’s her next move?

CBS is afraid that Redstone wants to merge CBS with Viacom.

CBS hates the Viacom merger idea so much it is suing its owner to stop the deal

Among the charges in the lawsuit: Shari Redstone, who controls both Viacom and CBS, stopped another possible buyer from looking at CBS.

NBC saved ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ amid the media merger wars. Let us explain.

Comcast-NBCU is trying to buy Fox but Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch prefers selling to Disney. Content got caught in the crossfire.

Glassdoor, the iconic job-hunting website, has been bought for $1.2 billion

The buyer: Recruit Holdings, a Japanese human resources company that owns multiple job sites.

Full transcript: Recode Managing Editor Ed Lee answers AT&T-Time-Warner merger questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask

Why the heck does AT&T even want to buy Time-Warner?

Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to a $26 billion merger

Current T-Mobile CEO John Legere will lead the combined company, which will be called T-Mobile.

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently tried to value itself at $8 billion

That’s how much it felt it was worth when it set out to acquire Earn.

Why is AT&T trying to buy Time Warner?

Recode’s Ed Lee explains the pending merger — and why the U.S. Justice Department is trying to block it — on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.

Lerer Hippeau’s takeover of Binary Capital is now complete

Binary is handing over its second fund to Lerer Hippeau.

Coinbase is buying for about $100 million in a deal that is mostly about one key hire

A huge part of the deal’s appeal to Coinbase is the chance to bring Balaji Srinivasan on as CTO.

WeWork is on an acquisition spree — and they’re all over the board

The company has bought everything from advertising tech to apps for construction managers.

Shari Redstone is facing off against Les Moonves in a battle to run CBS-Viacom

Media merger wars part 2,784.