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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts

Comcast says it’s considering an all-cash offer for 21st Century Fox that outbids Disney

Comcast said that it hadn't made a final proposal but that "the work to finance the all-cash offer and make the key regulatory filings is well advanced."

The number of messages sent via WhatsApp each day has tripled since Facebook bought it four years ago

WhatsApp wasn't widely considered a sound investment by Facebook, which had a messaging platform of its own and more than twice the number of monthly active users, but its growth in the years since says otherwise.

WhatsApp’s cofounder could be leaving $1 billion on the table by quitting Facebook

Jan Koum still has three vesting dates through the end of this year: one in May, one in August, and the final one in November. The value of the shares he would get if he still worked at Facebook is just under $1 billion at Facebook's current share price.
Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

A small family-run firm bought Flickr from Verizon and says it can bring back its glory days

Flickr was not the right fit for Yahoo, says an executive at SmugMug, which acquired the photo sharing site.
Takeda CEO Christophe Weber

Takeda’s considering turning up the heat on its bid for Shire

Shire has already turned down three offers already from the Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda, including one worth $60 billion.
Shire CEO Flemming Ornskov

A bidding war for the maker of Adderall stalled out after just 4 hours

Shire rejected a $60 billion bid from the Japanese drugmaker Takeda, while Allergan briefly considered getting into the fray on Thursday.
Erin Foster, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Heard and Sara Foster at the Hive in NYC.

Tinder’s parent company is suing Bumble for allegedly copying Tinder’s technology, and now Bumble is suing it right back for allegedly cop...

Tinder, Bumble, and Tinder's parent company, Match Group, are entrenched in a complicated legal battle.
MuleSoft founder Ross Mason

MuleSoft’s plan to be acquired by Salesforce could make founder Ross Mason a $300 million man

Salesforce plans to acquire MuleSoft for $6.5 billion values MuleSoft founder Ross Mason's stake at nearly $300 million.
The new Nest by Airstream.

Iconic brand Airstream’s latest trailer is a lesson in both entrepreneurship and M&A

It's called "Nest by Airstream," it costs $49,500, it's made of fiberglass, and it weights 3,400 pounds.