This week in the news, we learned that Mashable is being sold to Ziff Davis at a fire sale price, Comcast and Verizon are courting 21st Century Fox, and that publishing conglomerate Meredith is once again bidding for Time Inc. Independent digital media companies are struggling to meet industry standards set by Google and Facebook. According to CNN, independent media companies are increasingly looking for an out and selling below their value to media giants. 

Read CNN's article here.