21st Century Fox made an $80 billion offer for Time Warner recently, but was rejected, according to an early Wednesday report in Dealbook.
Reached by Politico, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to say where he’s headed next despite speculation that he’s in the running for top comms roles at both Apple and Uber. "I’m talking to a lot of people about a variety of possibilities. But I’m not commenting on specifics," he told the website. Uber is also reportedly interested in Howard Wolfson and Kevin Sheekey, both one-time aides to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Google’s Rachel Whetstone.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hinted cheekily at her future ambitions on Tuesday night on The Daily Show, responding to a question that she might like an office with "fewer corners." Meanwhile, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is headed for key primary state Iowa, where he’ll make stops in three cities.
780,000: That’s the number of public comments the Federal Communications Commission has received about net neutrality. The comments range from missives to legal briefs to short notes.
Yahoo’s advertising woes continued in the second quarter. The company reported Tuesday that its revenue from display advertising was down 7% in the period. Pressure is on Yahoo to improve its financial performance as the IPO for Alibaba nears. At that point, it must sell 140 million shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant.
You’ve probably seen "personalized" Coca-Cola bottles with popular names printed on them around the office or in stores in recent weeks. Here’s the payoff: consumers have posted on social media channels more than 125,000 times from the beginning of June through July 14. Ninety-six percent of the posts have been positive or neutral, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In a nutshell, here’s what IBM gets through its newly announced partnership with Apple that will see the two companies work together to deliver mobile devices loaded with business applications to corporate users. "[IBM is] now strongly associated with the premium mobile platform and mobile devices," Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett told Bloomberg News. "If you want to do anything interesting in the enterprise, you now have to check with IBM on what they're doing with Apple."