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  • Murdoch Says Separated News Corp Publishing Biz Will ‘Push Even Harder’ On Charging For Content

    Murdoch Says Separated News Corp Publishing Biz Will ‘Push Even Harder’ On Charging For Content

    Old media, some think, is headed for the graveyard, and they’ll be damned if it takes young and cool new media with it. But it ain’t dead yet, and some growling comments made today by Rupert Murdoch, the CEO and chairman of News Corp., underscored how it will continue to keep on ticking for some time still. In a conference call today to discuss the confirmation that News Corp. Read More

  • Murdoch On Myspace: “I Made A Huge Mistake.”

    Murdoch On Myspace: “I Made A Huge Mistake.”

    Rupert Murdoch withstood intense grilling at News Corp’s annual shareholder meeting today, which focused largely on the phone-hacking scandal that is causing such an upset in the company’s financials and leadership. But among other things, Murdoch owned up to the debacle that has been Myspace. “I made a huge mistake,” he said. “We then proceeded to mismanage it… Read More

  • Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer Slated To Join News Corp Board, Perkins To Exit

    Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer Slated To Join News Corp Board, Perkins To Exit

    Jim Breyer, a partner of venture capital firm Accel Partners, has been nominated for election to the board of directors of media conglomerate News Corporation, the company announced this morning. Breyer will stand for election at News Corp’s annual meeting of stockholders on October 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The company also said that directors Kenneth E. Cowley and Thomas J. Read More

  • Lulz? The ‘Murdoch Leaks Project’ Gets A Landing Page

    Lulz? The ‘Murdoch Leaks Project’ Gets A Landing Page

    Over the last week, there’s been quite a bit of news swirling around Rupert Murdoch’s empire, including, most recently, the now infamous LulzSec’s pwnage of The Sun, News Corp’s daily tabloid newspaper. On Monday, the loose network of merry hacktivists hacked into The Sun, pinned a fake news story about Murdoch’s supposed death on the homepage, redirected the site… Read More

  • The Peanut Gallery For Murdoch’s Testimony Is On Twitter

    The Peanut Gallery For Murdoch’s Testimony Is On Twitter

    News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch are facing the heat today during a British parliamentary inquiry over the illegal hacking of cell phones by News Corp.’s recently shuttered News of the World publication. Of course, Twitter is exploding with commentary on the elder and younger Murdoch’s testimony. Unsurprisingly, the sentiment around Tweets being sent on… Read More

  • Confirmed: IGN Buys UGO, Hearst Gets Equity In New Venture That Will Soon Spin Out

    Confirmed: IGN Buys UGO, Hearst Gets Equity In New Venture That Will Soon Spin Out

    News Corp’s IGN gaming and entertainment property has just acquired Hearst’s gaming and entertainment property UGO, we’ve confirmed with the company. And yes, the move is step one towards News Corp. spinning out IGN as its own property sometime relatively soon, we’re told. This news was first reported by MediaMemo a few days ago as the deal was still being finalized. I… Read More

  • TrueCar Acquires News Corp-Backed Automotive Social Network Honk.com

    TrueCar, which helps people research new and used car prices and find local dealer savings, has acquired automotive social media company Honk.com, dubbed the ‘Facebook for car buyers’ in the news release. Interestingly, Honk.com was co-founded by Tom Taira, who is also the co-founder and former president of … TrueCar. News Corporation, an early investor in Honk.com, will… Read More

  • Despite Pushback From Pubs, Apple Will Make iTunes Subscription Billing Mandatory

    Despite Pushback From Pubs, Apple Will Make iTunes Subscription Billing Mandatory

    When Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily launched last week, Apple’s VP Eddy Cue got on stage to announce one-click subscriptions for iPad publications through iTunes. The Daily already has the one-click billing option as a feature, and Cue promised it would be made available to other iPad newspaers and magazines soon. Cue then started to make the rounds of print media companies in New… Read More

  • Like Any Good Hack, The Daily: Indexed Creates A Feature That Is Needed

    One thing about The Daily that bugged me from the second I first laid eyes on the iPad newspaper that launched yesterday is that there is no one place where you can see a simple list of every story in the issue. There is a table of contents, but it shows only ten featured stories. Like any good hack, The Daily: Indexed creates a feature that is missing from the original but is deeply needed. … Read More

  • What Are The Odds We'll See An Android Version Of The Daily?

    News Corp. and Apple have just announced the launch of The Daily, an iPad-only digital newspaper of sorts that promises to, if nothing else, shake things up a little bit. But will it be iPad-only forever, or does News Corp. have other ideas? Survey says: other ideas. Read More

  • The Daily IPad App

    Hands-On With The Daily (Demo Video)

    After today’s unveiling of The Daily at a press event at the Guggenheim museum in New York City, we were handed iPads loaded with the news app. I shot the video above with my iPhone to give a quick sense of what it looks like and the navigation. It looks like a magazine more than a newspaper, with lush photography and the occasional interactive graphic or video in place of a photo. … Read More

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