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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Verizon is close to a deal to acquire Yahoo for about $5B   —  The plan is to combine it with AOL.  —  Verizon is closing in on a deal to buy Yahoo's core business for about $5 billion, according to sources familiar with the talks.  —  Verizon has long been considered the favorite …
Jul 22, 2016, 11:10 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Profile of Peter Thiel, the eccentric investor who is unlike anyone else in tech, as he endorses Trump with a speech at the RNC   —  The eccentric investor is not like anyone else in tech.  —  Okay, I will just say what pretty much everyone in tech thinks, even if they never seem to be able …
Jul 21, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Yahoo's Firefox search deal includes a clause allowing Mozilla to walk away from a new buyer and still be paid $375M per year through 2019   —  The contract clause — personally struck by the CEO — is a “hairy” one for bidders.  —  Under terms of a contract that has been seen by Recode …
Jul 7, 2016, 8:05 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Comcast to allow Netflix onto its X1 video platform later this year, a major move in a relationship that once stoked net neutrality concerns   —  The move means the once contentious pair have declared a truce.  —  Cable giant Comcast will allow popular web video streaming service Netflix onto …
Jul 5, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Former Twitter executive Katie Jacobs Stanton is headed for genomics startup Color as CMO   —  The well-liked digital media exec is taking a new direction.  —  Katie Jacobs Stanton, the former head of media at Twitter, is taking a job as head of marketing for gene startup Color Genomics.
Jun 13, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Verizon is bidding $3-3.5B for Yahoo's core business, other $5B+ bids include patent portfolio and real estate assets   —  The prices coming in are all over the map.  —  If you were even the best person at math, you'd probably find yourself confused by the spate of varying media accounts …
Jun 10, 2016, 11:10 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
As Facebook courts publishers, the company and some of its directors decline to comment on board member Peter Thiel's funding of lawsuit against Gawker   —  And there will also likely be no action, either.  —  Here's a very good question swirling around Silicon Valley and the media universe today …
May 26, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: group led by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, backed by Warren Buffet, and advised by former senior Yahoo executives bids for Yahoo   —  Former execs Dan Rosensweig and Tim Cadogan are also helping in the Yahoo sweepstakes.  —  Apparently, once you bleed purple, you never stop.
May 14, 2016, 3:10 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: second round of bidders in Yahoo sale have begun all-day meetings; Mayer playing a more active role as initial recalcitrance regarding sale has faded   —  It's time for the real deal to emerge.  —  The second round of bidders in the sale of Yahoo have begun holding all-day meetings …
May 9, 2016, 5:30 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo bidders include Verizon, TPG, and Bain Capital paired with Vista Equity Partners, which involves multiple former Yahoo execs including Ross Levinsohn   —  Yahoo bidders are few and far between, but include Verizon, TPG and a gang of exes  —  As Yahoo prepares to release what is widely expected …
Apr 19, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context

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