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Bill Simmons.

Bill Simmons scores massive sale as Spotify buys his publication, The Ringer, for nearly $200 million

The purchase is Spotify's latest move to grow its presence in podcasting, and follows nearly $400 million in recent purchases of Gimlet and Parcast.
Bold Financial Technologies aimed to make it easier and more secure for large on-demand platforms like Airbnb and Uber to pay people at scale.

Airbnb quietly acquired payments startup Bold Financial Technologies in 2016

Airbnb's previously unreported purchase of Bold, which facilitated global payments at scale, was its third under-the-radar acquisition in 2016.
Minbox lets users sync files across cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Evernote, Slack and OneDrive.

Airbnb quietly acquired cloud storage startup Minbox in 2016

In a previously unreported deal, Airbnb bought an app that synced users' files across cloud storage services like iCloud and Google Drive.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Here are all the companies Airbnb has acquired to help it grow into a $31 billion business

Airbnb has made some crucial purchases in its journey from renting air mattresses to becoming a global hub for all things travel.

The parent company of KFC and Taco Bell is acquiring Habit Burger Grill, a burger chain with a cult following

Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, has announced it is acquiring Habit Burger Grill's parent company.
Pocketing millions more than you were expecting with QSBS? Party time.

An obscure tax exemption called ‘QSBS’ can save you millions when you sell your startup. Here are the 4 basic criteria to follow to make ...

QSBS can save you a boatload in federal and, sometimes, state taxes. But there are a lot of pitfalls startup founders and investors need to avoid.
A slide from a December 2015 internal T-Mobile document details a potential Comcast merger.

Newly released documents show T-Mobile considered a merger with the media giant Comcast, in addition to its merger with Sprint, in a plan to create on...

An internal T-Mobile document from December 2015 revealed the company's interest in a merger with Comcast after its merger with Sprint.

Roughly 42% of multibillion-dollar deals leak early — and the scoops are hurting companies’ marketing strategies

Leaks bring vastly decreased media attention on announcement day as readers already digested the news, communications firm Abernathy MacGregor found.
A line of Bird's electric scooters. San Francisco residents have complained the scooters frequently aren't left behind in as orderly a fashion.

Scooter startup Bird just acquired rival Scoot, one of the two companies that beat out Uber and Lyft to operate in San Francisco

Bird has acquired rival Scoot, the two companies announced on Wednesday. Scoot was one of two firms allowed to rent scooters in San Francisco.

Pinterest is going public. Here are the companies it has taken over.

Here are the companies that have been acquired by Pinterest. The company has acquired 15 other companies since inception.