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  • BuzzFeed could be going public in 2018

    BuzzFeed could be going public in 2018

    Media company BuzzFeed is trying to do the impossible by creating a new public media company today. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and Axios, the company is working on an initial public offering for 2018. Read More

  • Should Snap buy Twitter?

    Should Snap buy Twitter?

    The idea might not be as dumb as you think (or maybe it is). Read More

  • Crunch Report | NBCUniversal Invests $500 Million in Snap

    NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap, Jeff Bezos has plans for a Moon expedition, Uber plans to turn its app into a content marketplace and more Uber troubles. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap

    NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap

    NBCUniversal is now the only U.S. media company that has an official stake in Snap. Today, NBC Universal (which is a unit of Comcast) revealed that it invested $500 million in Snap as a strategic investment partnership during yesterday’s IPO. Snap shares popped 44 percent in the first day of trading. NBCUniversal has been pursuing digital media aggressively in the past year… Read More

  • Inside Syfy’s ‘Magicians’-promoting Hall of Magic

    Inside Syfy’s ‘Magicians’-promoting Hall of Magic

    Syfy’s fantasy show The Magicians kicks off its second season tonight, but for the next few days, New York City residents also have a chance to explore a real-world installation tied to the show. I stopped by the Hall of Magic last week, where each room offered a different type of fantasy-themed experience. Some of them simply provided fun gimmicks, like the ability to take a photo… Read More

  • Universal plans to bring Wattpad stories to TV

    Universal plans to bring Wattpad stories to TV

    Social publishing platform Wattpad is making its biggest move into Hollywood yet thanks to a new deal with Universal Cable Productions. UCP is a TV production company owned by NBCUniversal — it’s produced shows including USA’s Mr. Robot, SyFy’s The Magicians and Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. As a result of the deal, the company plans to develop… Read More

  • Yep, NBCUniversal has invested another $200M in BuzzFeed

    Yep, NBCUniversal has invested another $200M in BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed just announced that it has raised another $200 million from NBCUniversal. That might sound a little familiar, since the company raised a round of the same size last year. Plus, Recode reported last month that NBCUniversal was doubling down, and the news seemed to be confirmed by a Delaware filing. The funding release points to past collaborations between the two companies, like… Read More

  • BuzzFeed authorizes $200 million flat round

    BuzzFeed authorizes $200 million flat round

    A Delaware filing has confirmed that BuzzFeed authorized $200 million in Series G financing. At $45.04, this is the same share price as their round last year, which valued the digital media company at $1.5 billion. Recode reported last month that NBCUniversal was talking about making another investment and it’s possible that this is what the filing is in reference to. The filing does… Read More

  • NBCUniversal is bringing mini TV shows to Snapchat

    NBCUniversal is bringing mini TV shows to Snapchat

    NBCUniversal is expanding its relationship with social networking platform Snapchat, according to an announcement out this morning detailing a new content and advertising partnership between the two companies. The deal will see the media and entertainment brand developing mobile, short-form versions of several of its popular shows, including NBC’s “The Voice” and E! Read More