Venture firm Sequoia Capital led SpaceX’s recent $1.9 billion financing , according to people familiar with the matter. The firm, known for its stakes in companies like Instagram, YouTube and Stripe, wrote a $500 million check in the privately held aerospace business founded by Elon Musk at a valuation of $46 billion this summer. The round’s lead investor has not been previously reported....
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To paraphrase Tolstoy, each unhappy TV channel is unhappy in its own way. And as illustrated by the leadup to the Wednesday exit of CNN’s CEO, Chris Licht, the cable news channel hasn’t been a happy place lately. That’s not likely to change now that Licht is gone. Beyond the gossipy drama behind his departure is the reality that CNN and its corporate parent, Warner Bros. Discovery, are both...
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