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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Cox Enterprises plans to acquire Axios, sources say for $525M, later in August; Axios expects $100M+ in 2022 revenue and will spin off its software arm Axios HQ
New York Times:
Sources: Walmart has talked with Paramount, Disney, and Comcast, as it explores bundling a streaming service into its Walmart+ membership program
Anna Menta / Decider:
Movies from Warner Bros. are no longer guaranteed on HBO Max after 45 days in theaters; a source says streaming dates will be decided on a “case-by-case basis”
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