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  • Media Buyers Are Cautiously Optimistic About the Latest Run of Media Company Mergers

    Within days of one another, three pairs of media companies announced that they would be joining forces. The pairings include Vox Media and New York Media, Vice Media and Refinery29 and Group Nine and PopSugar. Overall, these proposed media mergers have buyers excited, because it could mean more opportunity for innovation, better technology and an

  • Inside the Vice Media-Refinery29 deal and what it means for the future of digital media

    The women-focused Refinery29 is being acquired by Vice Media for mostly stock, ending its 15-year run as an independent digital-media company. The announced deal unites a woman's lifestyle publisher and male-focused Vice. It's part of a recent wave of consolidation by digital-media companies to better compete with Facebook and Google for ad dollars. Business Insider reported on the Refinery-Vice deal, the inside story behind Refinery's rise and ultimate sale, lessons of the acquisition, and...

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  • Soccer: Bulgarian soccer chief quits after racist chants mar England game

    Bulgarian soccer chief Borislav Mihaylov resigned on Tuesday after fans taunted England's black players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia, prompting match officials to halt the game twice.