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Layoffs Loom At SF Chron; Freedom Communications To Declare Bankruptcy
September 1, 2009
More media mergers and acquisitions unfold in a summer that's been quietly full of them: Disney buys Marvel Comics for $4 billion, a 30 percent premium on the company's stock price. Most media watchers point to Marvel's sway over boys as one reason Disney was interested. One question: How will this alter Marvel's relationship with Universal Studios, which uses many of the comic book company's characters on its rides?... eBay officially sells most of Skype for $1.9 billion to a group of investors that includes Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, who serves on the auction site's board ...
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