With venture capital totals depressed around the world and the IPO market just starting to poke its head out from hiding, who is buying startups these days? The answer is fewer people than before. But while aggregate M&A deal volume in startup land is a bit of a bummer according toContinue Reading

ABC News Photo illustration Welcome to (a version of) FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. maya (Maya Sweedler, senior editor): Well, my friends, the Republican National Committee’s debate qualification period has officially come to a close, meaning the first Republican primary debate is set. We’re confidentContinue Reading

The stage for the first Republican presidential debate is almost set, with three additional candidates claiming they’ve hit polling and donor thresholds and one — former President Donald Trump, pictured above at his most recent debate — opting to not complete the qualifying requirements. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT / BLOOMBERGContinue Reading

Sign up to Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter sent straight to your inbox for free Sign up to Miguel’s Delaney’s free weekly newsletter Spanish football star Jenni Hermoso has filed a legal complaint over an unsolicited kiss by football federation boss Luis Rubiales following Spain’s win over England inContinue Reading