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Comcast to buy GE's stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion, years early

...wireless spectrum gave it plenty of cash on hand. He also said Comcast got a good deal given that the stock price of media conglomerates has been rising."We thought that we would have to pay more later," he said. "We really have known we wanted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-12/comcast-buy-ges-stake-nbcu
Bid on Barnes & Noble is a bet on its e-reader

...The difference is that Malone and his Liberty Media conglomerate aren't betting on the books-and-mortar past...Barnes & Noble's Nook.With the backing of a media conglomerate, Barnes & Noble's digital business would be able...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-05-21/bid-barnes-noble-bet-its-e
Business news

...speculation builds that Newsweek will form a partnership with The Daily Beast , a news site owned by Barry Diller's media conglomerate, IAC/InterActiveCorp, and run by former New Yorker editor Tina Brown.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-10-06/business-news
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Biz Bits

...billions of dollars each year. Vice President Joe Biden, several Cabinet secretaries and chief executives from media conglomerates and trade groups discussed ways to stem the growing piracy problem. Calling it a top priority, the Obama administration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/16/bus_559653.shtml
Business
Comcast to add NBC to diversify

...theme parks. The deal is a major turning point for Comcast, catapulting the Philadelphia-based company to a media conglomerate and above the pack of cable operators that remain content to run their regional cable systems. "Does the world...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/04/bus_558016.shtml
Business
Tribune says it plans to sell Chicago Cubs after 2007 season

...valuable assets on the block as it simultaneously announced Monday that real estate magnate Sam Zell was acquiring the media conglomerate. Analysts have estimated that the Cubs could fetch $600 million or more. Tribune bought the team in 1981 for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/03/bas_122977.shtml
Baseball
YouTube announces new video awards

...the future. Google-owned, San Bruno, Calif.-based YouTube Inc. was founded in February 2005. Last week, media conglomerate Viacom Inc. sued YouTube for $1 billion, claiming the site infringes on copyrights on a "huge scale." Several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/19/liv_120880.shtml
Life & style
National Spelling Bee unfolds toward prime-time finale

...director and 1981 champion. The Louisville Courier-Journal started the bee in 1925. The E.W. Scripps Co., a media conglomerate, assumed sponsorship in 1941. Wednesday's competition was not being televised. --- On the Net: National...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/01/liv_83590.shtml
Life & style
Turner quietly severs last ties

...understated Friday as he departed Time Warner Inc., the media conglomerate that swallowed his cable network company and slowly...became a director of Time Warner in 1996, when the media conglomerate bought his cable networks company Turner Broadcasting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/20/bus_82156.shtml
Business
Business briefs

...She joined the organization in 2002. Briefly Viacom profit dips on rising debt cost NEW YORK - Viacom Inc., A media conglomerate that owns MTV, VH1 and Paramount Pictures, reported a 9 percent decline in first-quarter earnings thursday as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/12/bus_81106.shtml
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