Seat at the Table
WRITTEN BY Wes Schlagenhauf
Skating toward success
Arby’s parent company buys Sonic for $2.3B as it fortifies its empire with more fast food
Arby’s parent company buys drive-in fast-food chain Sonic for $2.3B as it continues to fortify its walls with nostalgic fast-food brands.
Sorry streaming giants, time to make way for the Music Modernization Act
The Music Modernization Act passed through Congress unanimously as the bill is expected to come into law sometime this week.
Gold on gold on goldddd
Slack acquires email app Astro as it inches closer toward digital workplace domination
Slack acquires Astro to further integrate outside communication resources, like email and calendars, into its messaging platform.
Going for the gold: Gold giant Barrick acquires its rival for $6B
Barrick agrees to acquire Randgold Resources for $6B as the company looks to get back on top in the gold production biz.
You get a share! You get a share!
Everyone can finally relax: Comcast beats out Fox to acquire Sky
As many legacy media companies scramble to stock up to contend with streaming giants, Comcast outbids 20th Century Fox to acquire Sky for almost $40B.
Farout: Luxury marketplace Farfetch’s shares surge 53% in its first day as a public company
Online luxury goods giant Farfetch has reached a $6.2B valuation after shares rose more than 50% in its IPO.
The not-so golden ticket
Facebook Dating launches pilot phase in Colombia
Facebook rolls out its new dating extension in a pilot phase in Colombia, and if all goes according to plan, it will soon be everywhere.
Ticketmaster responds after CBC report alleges the box office giant recruits scalpers
A fiery report by the CBC alleges that Ticketmaster has been hip pocketing professional scalpers to grow the company’s resale business by collecting fees off of the inflated resell prices.