MONOPOLY MATTERS

Today in Monopoly – Thursday, February 28th

Here are some stories we had our eye on today:

MWC 2019: Huawei Politics, Robots and Speedy 5G
The New York Times,Adam Satariano
The American-led campaign against Huawei hung over the giant tech conference in Barcelona. But most attendees were focused instead on new mobile phones and ultrafast wireless networks.

Disney in Active Talks With AT&T to Acquire WarnerMedia’s 10% Hulu Stake (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety,Todd Spangler

Disney wants to get even more control over Hulu: The company is in active discussions with AT&T to acquire the 10% stake that WarnerMedia owns in the streaming joint venture, Variety has learned.

AT&T Weighs Combining HBO, Turner Units
The Wall Street Journal,Joe Flint

Veteran television executive and producer Robert Greenblatt is in advanced talks withAT&T Inc. T -0.22% to take a senior role at WarnerMedia that could include oversight of a new unit that would combine HBO and Turner entertainment networks and an upcoming streaming service, people familiar with the matter said.

Some Uber, Lyft Drivers to Get Stock in IPOs
The Wall Street Journal,Maureen Farrell

Ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are planning to give some drivers money to buy stock in their initial public offerings, a rare move that would grant them access to two of the most hotly anticipated IPOs ever.