John Malone

B&N Buyout Bid Is a Bet Against Amazon, Apple

Liberty Media, the conglomerate controlled by John Malone, made a $1 billion bid Thursday to buy Barnes & Noble. The bricks-and-mortar bookstore business is declining everywhere, so for Malone's gamble is to pay off, the Nook will have to gain some ground against Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle.

Liberty Global Sells Japanese Cable Stake for $4 billion

Media tycoon John Malone built Liberty Global into $6.5 billion global cable company through aggressive acquisition. But when a great deal comes along, Malone can be a seller too. This week, he sold his 37.8% stake of Jupiter Telecommunications for $4 billion to Japanese mobile phone company KDDI.