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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
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
An interview with Rachel Maddow on her decision to step back from MSNBC's daily prime time slot after 14 years to focus on a WWII-era podcast and other projects
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Hollywood's streaming evangelism seemingly ends, as WBD shelves Batgirl and David Zaslav says costly movies going straight to streaming offers no economic value
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