William D. Cohan • January 16, 2022
Jamie vs. the Crypto Bulls
What’s really going on between Wall Street’s blockchain envy, bonus season at Goldman, and Larry Fink’s god complex.
Dylan Byers • January 14, 2022
Is Netflix Eating ESPN’s Lunch?
Some thoughts on whether Netflix is trying to steal ESPN’s playbook, and Axios’ turning point. Plus some other dish.
Alex Kantrowitz • January 14, 2022
Can Capitol Hill Break Its Day Trading Addiction?
Among stock traders, it’s common knowledge that you can’t consistently beat the market if you don’t have an edge. Luckily for Washington insiders, day trading is perfectly legal—and, for some, highly profitable.
Matthew Belloni • January 14, 2022
Disney’s Bob Chapek Only Has One Pillar
Chapek’s “relentless focus on our audience” is generating a lot of chatter, but the C.E.O. isn’t particularly compassionate about the customer. It’s about establishing streaming as a new and viable business model—and ensuring that Chapek keeps his job.
Dylan Byers • January 12, 2022
The Cable News Afterlife
A number of recent personnel moves in the sharp-elbowed, rapidly declining, and soon-to-be-evolving cable news industry portend the next wave of deals, chaos, and a streaming afterlife.
William D. Cohan • January 12, 2022
The Worst Media Deal in History?
NBCUniversal is now probably worth well north of $100 billion—a significant chunk of Comcast’s $230 billion market value. So why the hell did GE sell it for $30 billion a decade ago?