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FX Acquires ‘Jumanji’, ‘Transformers’, ‘Murder On the Orient Express’, ‘All the Money In the World’ & More Movies

FX continues to stock up on big movie titles. FX was an early adopter of the strategy, opting to spend the bulk of its acquisition budget on theatrical films instead of off-network shows. Along with original content, which is the main ratings driver for any network, movies have been a solid viewership generator on basic cable. Show More Summary

No longer disruptors, Netflix and Amazon are now firmly in the Sundance Film Festival family

Both Netflix and Amazon made a resounding splash last year at the Sundance Film Festival, with high-priced acquisitions that are still maintaining their profile a year later. Netflix picked up “Mudbound,” which has been gaining momentum in awards races, for $12.5 million. “The Big Sick,” now also...

SoftBank's acquisition of 15 percent of Uber closes

Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank says it has closed a deal to acquire 15 percent of Uber.

Salesforce just made an $11.3 million equity payout for an acquisition (CRM)

Salesforce just issued $11.3 million in equity to an undisclosed entity. Analysts familiar with the company said it's likely related to the purchase of Attic Labs, a young data start up that Salesforce acquired on January 8. Attic Labs...Show More Summary

Whole Foods Is Suffering From Food Shortages and Customers Are Pissed

An automated inventory system is reportedly the culprit Amazon’s grocery delivery service has seen a major boost following the retail giant’s acquisition of Whole Foods — but the grocer’s IRL stores seem to be having some issues. Whole...Show More Summary

Change Healthcare Acquires National Decision Support Company

Change Healthcare announced the acquisition of National Decision Support Company (NDSC), a cloud-based solutions that deliver medical guidelines to the point of care through leading electronic health record (EHR) systems. The addition...Show More Summary

Instacart Acquires Unata Benefiting Small Grocers and Workers in the Gig Economy

The acquisition of Unata by Instacart will create a fully comprehensive, configurable digital solution for grocery retailers of all sizes.

Qualcomm Secures EU Approval for NXP Deal

Qualcomm won conditional European Union antitrust approval for its $39 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors.

Apple could use its repatriated cash to make huge acquisitions (spoiler alert: not Netflix or Tesla)

Various analysts had suggested in the past that Apple might consider using some of that cash is hoarding abroad to buy some highly=prized companies out there, including Netflix and Tesla. These wouldn’t be cheap acquisitions for Apple, and the names keep popping up. Show More Summary

Amazon Studios is pivoting from indie films to blockbusters

The film production and acquisition arm of Amazon is shifting its sights from art-house films to films with a larger commercial appeal, reports Reuters. Amazon reportedly was only going after arthouse films in the past because it wanted high-brow movies that would win awards so it could attract A-list Hollywood talent for its original productions. Show More Summary

Concord Completes Razor & Tie Acquisition, Layoffs Expected

Concord Music Group has fully acquired Razor & Tie. In 2015, Concord made a major investment in the independent label, rumored at the time to be just under 50%. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. _______________________________________ Staffers at Razor & Tie were told to expect major layoffs in the...

Tilting Point’s revenue increases thanks to publishing and user acquisition strategy

19 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Tilting Point’s mobile game publishing strategy is paying off. Thanks to viral hits like Nukebox Studios’s Food Truck Chef, its Q4 revenue has increased fourfold year-over-year. It’s also shuffling around its leadership — COO Samir El Agili will become Tilting Point’s president. He’s taking over for cofounder Dan Sherman, who will stay on as a […]

Yet Another “New Rifle” For The Army?

Good grief. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has waged a relentless war against the Department of Defense’s acquisition process (hereafter referred to as “purgatory”) to replace the decades-old weapons currently in soldiers’ kit with new pistols and other small arms. So far, he’s had some major successes on the pistol front with the […]

Lionsgate Ripe For Takeover As Amazon, Verizon and CBS-Viacom Emerge As Potential Suitors

With CBS and Viacom talking merger again, all eyes are on Lionsgate which is considered ripe for acquisition. According to one source, there are already some potential suitors — Amazon, Verizon and a CBS-Viacom combination which have...Show More Summary

Jeff Sagansky & Harry Sloan Announce Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp With $325 Million IPO

Industry executives Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan have teamed to launch their fourth investment fund Platinum Eagle with a $325 million initial public offering. Sagansky (Sony, CBS, Scripps Networks board member) and Sloan (MGM, SBSShow More Summary

Expect Amazon to make a surprising acquisition in 2018, says CFRA

CFRA media and entertainment analyst Tuna Amobi spoke to Business Insider's Sara Silverstein about what 2018 holds for Amazon. According to Amobi, "Amazon will make an unconventional acquisition in this 2018." Following is a transcript...Show More Summary

Planning your startup’s acquisition just got easier with Slack’s private shared channels

A few months ago Slack launched a beta feature called Shared Channels, which let two organizations share a common channel. So for example a startup could have a channel that it shared with its PR firm or lawyers. But sometimes discussions...Show More Summary

Do Promoters Have Credibility After Live Nation Acquisition?

Amplify's David Brooks explores the idea of selling out in 2018, what it means for independent promoters, and whether or not they can maintain their credibility after being acquired by Live Nation. _________________________ Guest post by Dave Brooks of Amplify One of my favorite movies growing up was SLC Punk,...

The Chinese Government Might Be Gathering Data About You From Your Grindr Profile

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Grindr's acquisition by a Chinese tech group has American intelligence experts concerned.

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