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MISC by Marauder
February 10, 2009, 7:16 PM
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Live Nation and Ticketmaster are agreeing to merge in a $2.5 billion deal that will combine the top U.S. ticket provider, artist management company and concert promoter under one roof, headed by Barry Diller. The deal is expected to impact “the way the music business works.” (Iwantmedia 2/10, http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/livenation-ticketmaster-merge-25-billon/story.aspx?guid=%7BB67F9F9D-0649-4DF4-907C-80A9515780B7%7D 2/10)


Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, one of the highest profile Republican tech execs in Silicon Valley, is forming a committee to explore running for governor of California in 2010. “California faces challenges unlike any other time in its history,” she says. “I refuse to stand by and watch it fail.” (http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5185UO20090209 2/9)

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