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No Mercy No Malice

The Chinese will not be bullied into selling a global internet asset on the cheap


Heidi Roizen answers your questions

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Merck Mercuriadis at his home in London. Photography: Sandra Seaton

Music mogul Merck Mercuriadis raised hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the rights to hits by Taylor Swift, Timbaland, and Bruno Mars. Is he insane?


Off Brand

If we look at the recent history of startups swallowing iconic brands, the answer is yes.

Illustration: Kyle Platts

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