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Amazon Pulls Into Lead to Acquire Podcaster Wondery, WSJ Says

  • Podcasting startup is seeking more than $300 million
  • Apple and Sony Music also showed interest in a takeover

Amazon.com Inc. is in exclusive talks to acquire podcasting company Wondery Inc. for more than $300 million, the Wall Street Journal reported, following a bidding process that also drew interest from the likes of Apple Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment.

The takeover talks are ongoing and could fall apart, the Journal said, citing unidentified people familiar with the discussions.