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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    KRON4 Labor Woes Drag On

    Just like BART employees, fruit pickers, janitors, and pretty much everyone else who isn't in the tech industry, newsmakers over at KRON4 are not happy with their paychecks. Last week, contract negotiations between KRON4 employees -- represented by the SAG-AFTRA union -- and management broke down ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    Fake News About Google Purchase Bounced Around Internet Echo Chamber

    It was early Monday morning when people first started thinking that Google purchased ICOA Inc., a WiFi hotspot company based in Rhode Island. A headline on PRWeb, which businesses us to post press releases, read: "ICOA Inc. Acquired by Google for $400 Million." It's unclear who broke the story firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Carl Icahn's Move on Netflix Spells Trouble

    The last thing Netflix needs right now is Carl Icahn, but there he is, his dour puss looming above Los Gatos as he buys up shares in the company and makes noises about how he thinks it should be run. The trouble is that he has no idea about how it should be run, and all he cares about is pulling in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Phil Anschutz to Sell the San Francisco Examiner

    Does this mean they will stop endorsing Tea Party Republicans?​Clarity Media Group announced today that it will sell the San Francisco Examiner -- the city's daily free tabloid. Phil Anschutz, the evangelical media mogul, announced that his Denver-based company has agreed to sell the Ex to Black P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: Please Let Me in the Bubble

    Yaniv Golan/Flickr​AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is jealous of the new Internet bubble, and he wants in. Last week during a meeting with investors, Armstrong noted the high valuations of companies like LinkedIn and Pandora and concluded that AOL is "severely undervalued." The Wall Street Journal quoted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    DOJ Approves Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger

    ​On Monday, the David and Goliath of concert ticket promotion and sales -- Live Nation and Ticketmaster -- joined forces to become Live Nation Entertainment, a music industry behemoth that promises to force other music labels and promoters to rejigger their business plans to accommodate. The U.S. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    LiveNation/Ticketmaster Merger Raises Congressional Concerns

    Pissed Off: Bruce Springsteen​ The proposed merger between concert venue conglomerate Live Nation and ticket hub mecca Ticketmaster (announced last February) has already resulted in catcalls from The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, who wrote an open letter to his fans after Ticket Master upsold tickets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fishwrap: Today's the Last Day for Many Chronicle Vets; 80 Staff Buyouts Confirmed and 100 Or More Anticipated

    Today at 4 p.m., San Francisco Chronicle staffers will cut a cake and lift a glass to the abrupt end of many of their careers. At least 80 union employees have accepted the paper's buyout offer and guild rep Carl T. Hall anticipates that number will easily grow to 100 or perhaps even 150 by the buyo ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2006
  • News

    February 1, 2006

    Disney, Reanimated

    The merger between Disney and the Bay Area's Pixar will likely redraw the lines of the animation world, for better or for worse. Find out where you stand!

  • News

    September 7, 2005

    Brugmann's Brain Vomit

    Cleaning up the latest drivel from San Francisco's leading bull-goose loony

  • Music

    October 22, 2003

    Prick

    Don't hate me because I'm corporate

  • News

    March 21, 2001

    The Best Ambassador Money Can Buy?

    Republican mega-donor Howard Leach is reportedly headed to France. At least we're not sending him to an important country.

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Mecklin

    Cleaning Out the Swamp

  • News

    March 22, 2000

    Mecklin

    Anatomy of a Mau-Mau

  • News

    January 19, 2000

    South to the Future

    You've Got Blackmail: What insiders wouldn't say about last week's media mega-merger

  • News

    September 8, 1999

    Dirty Laundry

    Literally and figuratively, the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger gets fouler every day

  • News

    August 11, 1999
  • News

    August 11, 1999

    Inside the Big Floop

    Threatening Mount Zion means curtains for the clowns who have mismanaged the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger

  • Calendar

    June 9, 1999
  • News

    December 17, 1997
  • News

    November 19, 1997
  • News

    November 12, 1997

    Let's Make Appeal

    UCSF-Stanford merger challenged directly in appellate court

  • News

    November 5, 1997

    Checchi's Checkered Record

    Megamillionaire Al Checchi thinks he piloted Northwest Airlines so well that you should elect him governor. Actually, he sucked in public subsidies, strong-armed unions, reneged on promises -- and still almost flew the firm into the ground.

  • News

    October 8, 1997

    Esprit de Court

    How Susie Tompkins Buell built, wrecked, and sued San Francisco's legendary Esprit de Corp. clothing company, and why she still gets to sit next to President Clinton

  • Calendar

    September 24, 1997
  • News

    September 24, 1997
  • News

    September 24, 1997
  • Calendar

    September 17, 1997
  • News

    September 10, 1997

    Giving Away the Hospital

    University of California regents are set to vote next week on finalizing a merger of the UCSF Medical Center with Stanford University's health service. Supporters claim the merger -- a transfer of $380 million in public assets to the private sector -- is

  • News

    September 10, 1997
  • News

    June 18, 1997

    UCSF's Mad Money

    The Stanford-UCSF merger's tab -- including a "pro bono" review that cost $191,490 -- is running into the millions

  • News

    June 11, 1997

    Times Two

    In the UCSF-Stanford merger, the busiest health care workers are the doctors of spin

  • News

    March 19, 1997

    Temperature Rising

    The UCSF-Stanford merger goes under a (symbolic) gun

  • Calendar

    March 5, 1997
  • News

    January 29, 1997

    Pinstriped Medicine

    How the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger foreshadows the new -- and sometimes frightening -- world of health care

  • Calendar

    September 18, 1996
  • News

    May 1, 1996

    In Sickness and in Wealth

    It's merge or be merged out for teaching hospitals like Stanford's and UCSF's

  • News

    April 3, 1996
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