The private equity firm BC Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have agreed to buy the American cable operator Suddenlink Communications for $6.6 billion.
Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, the chief executive of Rakuten, said he would buy the rest of the social bookmarking site, if he could.
The Internet company’s co-founder Jerry Yang and other former Yahoo executives were spotted at the annual Allen & Company gathering this year.
Media moguls, technology titans and deal makers are meeting at the Allen & Company’s annual gathering, following a year of mixed initial public offerings and disruptions in the media industry.
Top technology and entertainment executives will gather in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Tuesday, the first time they have done so since the debate over two controversial antipiracy bills.
Spotify, the online music service, is expected to raise $220 million for a value of $4 billion in the latest sky-high Internet company valuation.
The deal gives Microsoft a 17.6 percent stake in Barnes & Noble’s Nook division and bolsters the bookseller’s efforts to make its digital business the linchpin of its future growth.
Microsoft announced on Monday that it would invest $300 million in the Nook division for a 17.6 percent stake.
The entertainment entrepreneur Peter Chernin has made an arrangement with investors, who are taking a stake in the future earnings of his films and television shows and channeling him the money now.
Yahoo stepped up its feud with Facebook on Monday, suing the social-networking giant and accusing it of infringing on 10 patents tied to an array of Web technologies.
The vote clears the way for Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a Chinese online game developer, to be taken private by a management team led by the company’s founding chairman.
The developments raised questions about whether Yahoo would be able to reverse years of missteps and make itself relevant in an Internet landscape now dominated by Google and Facebook.