Google’s YouTube reached a deal with the Walt Disney Co. over distribution of its content, ending a two-day blackout of channels such as ESPN and FX. The two had clashed over the terms of the distribution agreement. Neither side has disclosed the financials of the new arrangement, but YouTube had warned last week that it would only renew if Disney offered “equitable terms,” according to...
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As we reported last night, Sequoia Capital has once again taken on the role of Silicon Valley soothsayer, releasing a 52-slide presentation on advice to startups, which it says face a “crucible moment” as the economy slows and central banks retract the monetary stimulus that kicked off the boom two years ago. In particular, the partners at Sequoia told founders to rethink how they consider...
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