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Sources: CoinDesk, which has ~$50M in annual revenue, has attracted takeover interest from PE firms, others; one party suggested $300M but it was deemed too low
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AMC Networks is planning to lay off 20% of its staff, and CEO Christina Spade is stepping down abruptly, after joining in September
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