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  1. April 6, 2014

    Ecclestone seeks to regain grip on F1

    Bernie Ecclestone has said he would like to regain control of F1 in partnership with leading teams such as Ferrari, even as...

  2. April 3, 2014

    Barnes & Noble tumbles as Liberty cuts stake

    Shares in Barnes & Noble tumbled on Thursday after the company revealed Liberty Media, which at one point held 16.7 per cent...

  1. March 20, 2014

    Don’t expect Malone the ‘cable cowboy’ to ride into the sunset

    When Comcast delivered its surprise bid for Time Warner Cable last month, most observers assumed it would knock the...

  2. March 14, 2014

    US teen retail takes hit as sales fall

    Aéropostale, the struggling US teen retailer, lost more than a tenth of its value on Friday as the company reported mounting...

  3. March 13, 2014

    Malone chooses rights issue over Sirius deal

    John Malone’s Liberty Media has dropped its bid to buy a minority stake in Sirius XM, the satellite radio operator, in...

  4. February 14, 2014

    Letter from Lex: expectation management

    Readers, Cast your mind back to last weekend. Predictions for the week ahead might have gone something like this: Charter...

  5. February 14, 2014

    Squash-playing Comcast chief Brian Roberts no stranger to battle

    As a keen squash player who won gold at the Maccabiah Games – also known as the Jewish Olympics – Brian Roberts knows...

  6. February 3, 2014

    John Malone in talks with CVC over F1 stake

    US cable billionaire John Malone has approached the principal shareholder in Formula One about buying a stake in the motor...

  7. FT Alphaville

    January 13, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - A “hump-shaped” connection between life satisfaction and national income? - Dylan Matthews on...

  8. January 6, 2014

    Twitter stumbles after double downgrade

    Twitter fell after two brokerages cut their rating on the microblogging website’s stock. The shares were down 3.9 per cent...

  9. January 6, 2014

    Sirius XM / Liberty: change the station

    Shareholders in the satellite radio provider Sirius XM have had a grand five years. Now they must decide if they want to...

  10. January 4, 2014

    Liberty plans move for whole of Sirius XM

    John Malone’s Liberty Media, which has been strengthening its hold over Sirius XM since the depths of the financial crisis,...

  11. December 16, 2013

    US cable musters forces to meet upheaval

    US Cable Consolidation: Dramatis Personae The Cable Cowboy – John Malone The Target – Time Warner Cable The 800 Pound...

  12. November 26, 2013

    US cable-TV: customer is king

    For all the dealmaking hype, cable television remains a consumer product. Remember that as the industry’s latest round of...

  13. October 10, 2013

    Ruby Tuesday tumbles on quarterly loss

    Ruby Tuesday shares dropped after the restaurant operator reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss and posted a steep...

  14. September 11, 2013

    Southeastern takes 11.9% stake in News Corp voting shares

    Southeastern Asset Management, which worked with Carl Icahn on his tilt at Dell, has become the largest voting shareholder...

  15. August 6, 2013

    Pay-television market likely to face further consolidation

    Investors in cable and satellite companies on both sides of the Atlantic are betting on another round of consolidation in...

  16. August 1, 2013

    Time Warner Cable’s weak results raise talk of consolidation

    Time Warner Cable reported weaker than expected second-quarter results on Thursday, increasing the likelihood of further...

  17. August 1, 2013

    Invensys to join foreign legion in £3.4bn takeover by Schneider

    Engineering company Invensys is poised to join the British businesses sold to foreign buyers after its board recommended a...

  18. July 15, 2013

    HP bolsters board with former Microsoft strategist Ray Ozzie

    Ray Ozzie, the former top software strategist at Microsoft, has signed on as a director at Hewlett-Packard as the US...

  19. July 14, 2013

    Activist investors fuel event-driven returns

    Dell, Apple and Herbalife are just some of the companies to have come under intense activist-investor pressure this year....

  20. July 10, 2013

    Inside Business: Malone hitches up to broadband bandwagon

    Five years ago, reporters covering Allen & Co’s annual Sun Valley summit were scrambling around the floor of the lodge where...

  21. July 1, 2013

    Liberty Media: pain and cable

    Go big or go home – that’s how John Malone rolls. But even by his titanic standards his pursuit of Time Warner Cable is...

  22. FT Tech Hub

    July 1, 2013

    Who will kill whom in the battle of the radio stars?

    To Tim Westergren, Pandora’s co-founder, Apple’s iTunes Radio is just another “Pandora-killer” that will be less deadly than...

  23. May 9, 2013

    Retailer leaps on Microsoft Nook bid talk

    Barnes & Noble shares surged almost 22 per cent on Thursday after reports that Microsoft was looking to acquire the digital...

  24. April 18, 2013

    Deals shed light on Liberty chief’s role

    John Malone’s portrait hangs in the boardroom of Liberty Media’s Colorado headquarters, and outside the window is a bronze...

  25. April 17, 2013

    Inside Business: Media moguls learn from takeover mistakes

    Charlie Ergen’s $25.5bn attempt to break up Softbank’s bid for Sprint Nextel this week is a reminder that the animal spirits...

  26. March 31, 2013

    TripAdvisor rails at Google incursion

    TripAdvisor has come a long way since 1999, when Steve Kaufer – its founder and now chief executive – had a Eureka moment...

  27. March 20, 2013

    US heartland offers visions of cable’s future

    It is 600 miles from Olathe, Kansas, to Englewood, Colorado, and both towns can seem a million miles from the media hubs of...

  28. March 19, 2013

    Liberty Media in $2.6bn cable ‘pipes’ bet

    John Malone, once known as the king of US cable, has made a $2.6bn bet that the “pipes” owned by cable companies will...

  29. March 18, 2013

    Charter soars on interest from Liberty

    Shares in Charter Communications, which emerged from bankruptcy protection just four years ago, hit new highs on reports...

  30. December 11, 2012

    AIG climbs on sale of government stake

    AIG shares led strong gains on Wall Street as the US Treasury prepared to sell its remaining stake in the insurance group,...

  31. December 11, 2012

    Liberty takes control of TripAdvisor

    John Malone’s Liberty Interactive has taken voting control of TripAdvisor, the online travel group, from fellow media mogul...

  32. December 5, 2012

    Netflix targets the bigger picture

    Hollywood has long had a fruitful relationship with the pay-TV industry, with blockbuster movies produced by the biggest...

  33. October 23, 2012

    Karmazin to step down from Sirius

    Mel Karmazin is leaving his post as chief executive of Sirius XM Radio in February as John Malone’s Liberty Media closes in...

  34. August 8, 2012

    Liberty to spin off Starz pay-TV unit

    Liberty Media, John Malone’s holding company, plans to spin off its Starz entertainment company, giving Liberty more...

  35. June 25, 2012

    Vivendi ordered to pay €765m to Liberty

    A New York jury has told Vivendi to pay damages of €765m to Liberty Media in a case dating back to a $10.3bn TV network deal...

  36. May 31, 2012

    Liberty steps up battle for Sirius

    Liberty Media, John Malone’s holding company, has ramped up its battle for control of Sirius XM, the satellite radio...

  37. April 3, 2012

    Wall Street slips as Fed minutes disappoint

    Wall Street turned away from post-financial crisis highs on Tuesday as technology stocks dominated the markets attention...

  38. April 2, 2012

    Sirius XM fights Liberty Media takeover move

    Sirius XM is fending off an attempt by Liberty Media to seize control of the satellite radio broadcaster. On Friday, Sirius...

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