Online video ads were supposed to be a marketer’s dream. Instead, many become lost in an unruly maze.
Disney’s interest in the fast-growing digital media company, part of a routine effort to identify acquisition targets, faded after BuzzFeed provided a high valuation.
Milq, which makes its debut on Monday, lets users organize bits of media around common themes, resulting in something like collaborative mixtapes.
Oyster, which gives customers access to more than 100,000 books for $10 a month, has raised $14 million in a new round of financing led by Highland Capital Partners.
An inspector appointed by a federal judge to make sure that Apple complies with antitrust laws has drawn strong objections from the company, which says he is intruding on operations.
As of midday on Wednesday, shares in the company, which primarily rents textbooks via its website, were down 20 percent below their initial public offering price.
The activist investor has made enormous profits from his year-old bet on Netflix, having disclosed on Tuesday that he has halved his stake to about 4.5 percent.
Pierre Omidyar will finance the news site drawing Glenn Greenwald away from The Guardian, where he reported on the revelations by Edward Snowden.
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, co-editors of the All Things Digital news site, will depart at the end of the year.
Chegg, a start-up focused on the business of renting textbooks, filed for an initial public offering on Wednesday, intending to use the proceeds to raise additional capital and reduce debt.
Deals to buy The Washington Post and The Boston Globe have been announced this week by very wealthy entrepreneurs.
The company plans to hold onto all of its vast entertainment arm, rejecting a proposal by one of its biggest investors, the activist hedge fund manager Daniel S. Loeb.