• The big question hanging over the TV industry is whether or not anyone wants to watch sports on Facebook

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    When big sports deals are up in a few years, there's a chance that tech companies could get some of the rights.
    But John Martin, CEO of Turner, thinks the TV industry is likely to hang onto valuable sports rights, despite the deep pockets of big tech.
    He believes fans won't like watching sports on platforms like Facebook - and that sports broadcasting expertise is undervalued.
    Martin also said that TV networks are leaving ad money on the table because of limitations in measuring digital streaming.
    This post is part of a broader editorial series sponsored by Turner. As part of the series...
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  • 'We'd love to use the cash': Big pharma's getting ready to spend tax reform dollars on big deals

    'We'd love to use the cash': Big pharma's getting ready to spend tax reform dollars on big deals

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    There's a lot of anticipation for big-ticket pharmaceutical mergers and acquisitions to take off in 2018.
    That's in large part because of the tax reform that passed in 2017, which frees up cash companies have overseas and lowers the corporate tax rate.
    "We'd love to use the cash to buy and partner to expand our pipeline," Eli Lilly chief financial officer Josh Smiley told Business Insider.
    The first two weeks of 2018 have been slower that some might have expected, but one analyst expects there's much more to come.
    "There's a potential for another round of change within the pharmaceutical...
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