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Media Publishing

  • NEW YORK— From the moment she read an early copy of Amor Towles' novel "A Gentleman in Moscow," author-bookstore owner Ann Patchett had a feeling her customers would love the story of a Russian count accused by the Bolsheviks of succumbing to the "corruptions of his class" and held for decades under house arrest at a luxury hotel. "The book is like a salve," says Patchett,...

  • Google

    Google plans to take a finder’s fee for each new subscriber it brings to publishers, FT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Social Finance Inc discussed a potential sale earlier this year, including with financial services company Charles Schwab Corp, but the talks fell apart over the $8 billion price the online lender sought, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter. The San Francisco- based company known as SoFi began sales...

  • Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon

    Amazon’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against Roy Price has set off confusion, debate and finger-pointing inside the company, the NYT reports.

  • Fashion bible Vogue and gritty title Vice are teaming up for "Project Vs," a 100-day online collaboration featuring themed weeks

  • Facebook is working with The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist and other publishers to test ways to have its users subscribe

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 18- SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazines Nature and Scientific American, is preparing a 2018 stock market listing valuing the company at up to 4 billion euros, people close to the matter said. The SpringerNature joint venture is 53- percent owned by German publisher Holtzbrinck, with buyout group BC Partners holding the rest.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 17- SpringerNature, the publisher of science magazines Nature and Scientific American, is preparing a 2018 stock market listing valuing the company at up to 4 billion euros, people close to the matter said. The SpringerNature joint venture is 53- percent owned by German publisher Holtzbrinck, with buyout group BC Partners holding the rest.

  • Changes to education publishing hurts short term, but is a long term growth opportunity

    Pearson CEO John Fallon says that disruption in education publishing will hurt his company in the short term, but are a long-term growth opportunity.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after firing co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Co-Chairman Bob Weinstein, Harvey's brother and fellow co-founder, on Friday had denied the firm was seeking to...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate...

  • Oct 16- The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate capital...

  • ZURICH, Oct 11- Novartis has decided not to sell its roughly $14 billion, 33 percent voting stake in Roche following a review, Chairman Joerg Reinhardt said in an interview published on Wednesday in Swiss newspaper HandelsZeitung. In May 2016, Chief Executive Officer Joe Jimenez said he was ready to sell the Roche stake without demanding a premium and that...

  • LONDON, Oct 8- HSBC wants to appoint company insider John Flint as its next chief executive and has approached regulators seeking their approval, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said. Europe's biggest bank has told the Bank of England it wants approval for Flint, who currently runs the lender's retail and wealth management businesses, to take over from Stuart...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, said on Wednesday it has made its first major investment outside of news with a majority investment in Grateful Ventures, an online media company that focuses on lifestyle content including videos about food and cooking. Grateful Ventures will initially produce videos and content about food and cooking...

  • Hugh Hefner, iconic founder of Playboy, has died at age 91

    Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, died Wednesday at his Beverly Hills-area home, the Playboy Mansion, at age 91.

  • Hugh Hefner attends a press conference at the 35th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival on June 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

    Playboy magazine inspired and rode the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s and '70s as a force for changing attitudes.