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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Interview with AOL's Tim Armstrong on why he pushed Verizon to buy Yahoo, integration between the companies, and Mayer's probable departure   —  The new majordomo of the combined unit says there's new structure to come  —  Today, in an interview after the deal that everyone knew was coming …
Jul 25, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Yahoo informs others that Verizon has won the bidding process; a deal of about $5B expected to be announced by Monday   —  Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce that they are striking an acquisition deal, according to sources close to the situation.  The news is expected by Monday, although that could come earlier or later.
Jul 23, 2016, 7:05 PMIn context
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

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