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Bezos Paid a ‘Friendship Premium’ for the Washington Post

bloomberg.com — Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Jeff Bezos's purchase of the Washington Post may look like a steal, yet it came at a rich valuation that newspapers such as the New York Times Co. may only dream of obtaining. The founder of Amazon.com Inc.

The FT Sale to Nikkei Means Bloomberg Can Finally Focus on Buying the New York Times

recode.net — The Financial Times, the must-read business broadsheet for the 1 percent for over a century, is being sold to Japanese financial news publisher Nikkei for about $1.3 billion. That's after earlier reports (including in the FT itself), that the newspaper could be sold to German publisher Axel Springer.
Jul 23, 2015

Bloomberg can't buy the FT, so hey maybe now he will make a run at buying the NYT on.recode.net/1IfX3xQ via @edmundlee

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Pearson Said Exploring Financial Times Sale as CEO Leaves

bloomberg.com — Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Pearson Plc is planning to explore a sale of the Financial Times newspaper as the company focuses on its faster-growing education business, people with knowledge of the situation said. The company has decided to consider offers for the newspaper this year, said the people, who declined to be identified because the process is private.
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Tweeting About Twerking Seen as Lifeline for TV Industry

bloomberg.com — Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Meredith Parker, a 23-year-old sales rep in New York, spends most nights out meeting friends or attending work events. Any night but Monday. That's when she rushes home to watch ABC's "The Bachelor," a reality show that begins its 18th season in January.

NYT Publisher Said to Always Have Clashed With Abramson

bloomberg.com — May 15 (Bloomberg) -- When Arthur Sulzberger Jr. named Jill Abramson the first female editor of the New York Times Co. in 2011, he sang her praises as "the perfect choice to lead the next phase of The Times's evolution."

Twitter Stock Jumps Nearly 8 Percent on Fake Bloomberg News Post

recode.net — This is a real story, but a fake one caused Twitter's stock to surge nearly 8 percent. The bogus news report, attributed to Bloomberg News, said the company received a $31 billion buyout offer, a clever ploy to goose the company's shares. The stock dropped soon after but it's still trading about 3 percent higher from yesterday's close.
Jul 14, 2015

$TWTR jumps nearly 8 percent on fake Bloomberg News post...but don't worry, this story is real: on.recode.net/1JfFGhE

Jul 14, 2015

RT @edmundlee: $TWTR jumps nearly 8 percent on fake Bloomberg News post...but don't worry, this story is real: on.recode.net/1JfFGhE

Jul 14, 2015

RT @edmundlee: $TWTR jumps nearly 8 percent on fake Bloomberg News post...but don't worry, this story is real: on.recode.net/1JfFGhE

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Hulk Hogan Sex Trial Against Gawker to Hear New Court Date in October

recode.net — Participants in Hulk Hogan's $100 million invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media will discuss a new trial date on Oct. 20, according to the circuit court overseeing the trial. That means it's very likely it won't start till next year. Gawker successfully postponed the original Jul.

Hulk Hogan Sex Trial Postponed

recode.net — Hulk Hogan's $100 million invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media has been postponed. The original date for the trial was Jul. 6, but it appears Gawker won an appeal on technical grounds, requiring more time for the defense, according to a source. A new date hasn't been set.

Hulk Hogan Trial Judge Says Press Can Stay in Court, But Still Can’t See the Sex Tape (But They’ll Hear It)

recode.net — What's a sex tape with no images? The press will find out. A Florida judge ruled the press should be allowed to stay in the courtroom during Hulk Hogan's entire trial in his $100 million invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media.
Jul 02, 2015

Press will be allowed to hear but not see Hulk Hogan sex tape during Gawker trial. on.recode.net/1f5wXHr

Media Organizations Oppose Hulk Hogan’s Move to Block the Press From Sex Trial

recode.net — Media organizations have countered a move by Hulk Hogan to block the press from viewing a sex tape and other evidence at the center of his $100 million invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media.
Jun 30, 2015

RT @edmundlee: Newsrooms oppose Hulk Hogan's move to block press from his sex trial (yes, incl. Vox Media) on.recode.net/1g46Ron pic.twitter.com/VfeYi0F8mL

Jun 30, 2015

Newsrooms oppose Hulk Hogan's move to block press from his sex trial (yes, incl. Vox Media) on.recode.net/1g46Ron pic.twitter.com/VfeYi0F8mL

Jun 30, 2015

RT @edmundlee: Newsrooms oppose Hulk Hogan's move to block press from his sex trial (yes, incl. Vox Media) on.recode.net/1g46Ron pic.twitter.com/VfeYi0F8mL

Jun 30, 2015

News outlets oppose Hulk Hogan's move to block the press from his sex trial. on.recode.net/1g46Ron

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Aug 04, 2015

RT @brianstelter: ICYMI: Murdoch and Trump recently spoke on the phone. Prelude to an in-person meeting? Murdoch softening his stance? cnnmon.ie/1gI2ZKl

Aug 04, 2015

The why-bother-calling-anyone-or-doing-any-real-reporting-but-writing-out-of-my-ass blogging is alive and well.

Aug 04, 2015

MLB's streaming video biz is poised to become its own Internet-TV channel, securing rights deal with NHL: on.recode.net/1M9cNKz by @pkafka

Aug 04, 2015

It's always SF people who feel they need to point out (justify?) why it's preferred to NY. fusion.net/list/176656/co…

Aug 04, 2015

RT @karaswisher: Hey, it's demo day at the White House and @USCTO (@smithmegan IRL) might cut off my Internet if I don't tweet it! whitehouse.gov/demo-day

Aug 03, 2015

$TWTR now worth $19.6B. You can buy it at a 20% premium for $23.6B, or 45X profit. For comparison $FB trades at 42X profit. #stillnotcheap

Aug 03, 2015

Sometimes, it's almost too easy to watch copyrighted video on Facebook. Feature or bug? on.recode.net/1gEr6ty by @pkafka

Aug 02, 2015

India’s Snapdeal raises $500mm from Alibaba, Foxconn, Softbank on.recode.net/1DgVswd via @DelRey

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