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Yahoo Has Interest From Verizon, IAC/InterActive, News Corp, Time [Report]

Yahoo Has Interest From Verizon, IAC/InterActive, News Corp, Time [Report]

As previously reported, Yahoo is said to be having meetings this week about the possibility of selling off its core business and/or getting more out of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding. The Wall Street Journal reported late on Tuesday that Yahoo’s board would discuss these things in meetings Wednesday through Friday. Yahoo shareholders haven’t been incredibly thrilled with the …

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News Corp. Acquires Financial Site BigDecisions

News Corp. announced that it Indian financial site BigDecisions.com. It’s described as a web startup that helps consumers make financial decisions. More specifically, BigDecisions aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions using data and algorithm-based tools. “Our latest investment builds on our abiding belief that a digital India needs more trusted, reliable and independent data,” said Robert Thomson, …

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News Corp Is Acquiring Move In $950 Million Deal

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp announced it is acquiring real estate website Move for $950 million to facilitate the home rentals and sales in the U.S. REA Group Limited, which is over 60% owned by News Corp, plans to hold a 20% stake in Move. News Corp itself will hold 80%. REA operates RealEstate.com.au in Australia. Move operates realtor.com, which displays …

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Google Responds To Criticism From News Corp

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp sent an open letter to the European Commission last week to complain about Google (something Murdoch has been doing openly for years). On Thursday, Google took to its Europe blog to address the complaints, and respond to individual statements made by News Corp. It starts off saying how important free expression and high quality content are, …

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Rebekah Brooks Phone Hacking Case Ends In “Not Guilty” Verdict

Rebekah Brooks, former head of News Corp U.K.’s publishing unit, who was charged with hacking into a dead teen’s phone, has been acquitted of charges. The scandal has been longed lived, but now the trails are coming to a close, and Brooks, herself, might breath a sigh of relief. Two years ago, Brooks was charged with hacking into the phone …

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News Corp. Pays $25 Million For Social News Verification Agency Storyful

News Corp. announced today that it has acquired social news agency Storyful for $25 million as a move to accelerate its “digital transformation” and video strategy. Storyful is known for verifying news from social media, or in other words pulling out the real stuff from a sea of noise and hoaxes. News Corp. says it will use its own resources …

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Rupert Murdoch: Questioning by UK Parliament on Hold

Rupert Murdoch’s return to the Media Select Committee of the UK parliament’s House of Commons has been postponed in light of anticipated phone-hacking trials related to Murdoch’s news companies. Murdoch is being called back to the Committee to be questioned again about secretly recorded comments he made about bribes involving British newspapers. The postponement was advised by the News Corp …

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Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch to Divorce

Australian news mogul Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 14 years. Murdoch’s net worth is currently estimated to be around $12 billion, placing him just in Forbes’ top 100 richest people in the world. According to The Guardian, Murdoch’s divorce filing stated that his marriage to 44-year-old Wendi Deng Murdoch has “broken down irretrievably. The …

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Here’s What The Daily Is Telling Its Subscribers

As previously reported News Corp. is shutting down The Daily, its experimental news app, as a standalone publication. As part of a restructuring of its businesses, parts of The Daily (including some staff) will be rolled into The New York Post. On its Tumblr, The Daily shared the message it is showing to the subscribers of its iPad app: Dear …

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The Daily Is Already Being Shut Down

As part of a separation of its businesses, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced today that it will cease standalone publication of The Daily, its made-for-tablets news publication, which was supposed to save the newspaper industry by example. News Corp. says it will fold technology, some staff, and “other assets” from The Daily into The New York Post. Founding Editor-in-Chief of …

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News Corp. Publications To Unblock Search Engines

Back in 2009, news came out that News Corp. would block search engines from some of its content, such as that from The Times and The Sunday Times. Now, it seems News Corp. has had a change of heart. Kind of. According to The Telegraph, content from these publications will begin appearing in Google results next month. However, it won’t …

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Rebekah Brooks Charged in UK Phone Hacking Scandal

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International and the ex-editor for News of the World, will be brought up on charges in the phone-hacking case, along with seven other individuals. If she’s found guilty of the crimes, which including conspiring to intercept communications without lawful authority, Brooks could face up to two years in prison. Altogether, the group …

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News Corp. Splits Publishing and Entertainment Businesses

Just two days ago, we reported News Corp., and chairman Rupert Murdoch were contemplating the idea of splitting their news and film assets from their print publication and newspaper divisions. News Corp owns 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network and Fox News channel, in the way of television and film. As far as newspaper and print media goes, …

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News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch Consider a Spin Off

Despite previous reservations by News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, the company is contemplating a split of their news and film assets from their print publication and newspaper divisions. Currently News Corp owns 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network and Fox News channel, in the way of television and film. As far as newspaper and print media goes, they …

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Rupert Murdoch: No Excuses For Phone Hacking

Rupert Murdoch has just been a fountain of conversation since joining Twitter recently. So far, we’ve seen him admit to ‘screwing up in every way possible” with MySpace, and get into a war of words with Google about piracy and SOPA. In his latest tweet, he mentions the phone hacking scandal, and of course copyright stealing: @rupertmurdochRupert Murdoch No excuses …

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Rupert Murdoch Tweets About MySpace: We Screwed Up In Every Way Possible

Rupert Murdoch is fairly new to the Twitterverse, but his tweets have captured a lot of attention in that short time. He’s out at CES, and has been offering quick little bytes of commentary about it. Here are a few things he said about it: @rupertmurdochRupert Murdoch CES coming to a close. Seems like more innovation than ever, some great, …

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Microsoft Puts Web TV Plans On Hold

You might have to wait a bit longer for that Microsoft Web TV program, but at least there’s still Netflix. Reuters is reporting that inside sources have told them that Microsoft has put their long talked about Web TV program on hold. The program would essentially be Netflix but also give viewers access to live programming and currently airing television …

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The Daily Comes To Android, Starting With Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Daily, the News Corp. publication originally launched as an experimental news app for the iPad, is now moving beyond the iPad and into Android territory. The publication announced that it will come pre-loaded on the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and other tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, after that. Devices will also get the app with an …

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News of the World Closes Amid Phone Hacking Scandal

It has been announced that this coming Sunday, July 10th, will be the final issue of News of the World, the popular 168 year-old British tabloid. News of the matter was made worse when The Guardian published a story indicated News of the World paid out £100,000 in bribes to police officers in the London area. James Murdoch, Deputy Chief …

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Hulu Owners Committed To Selling

It’s no secret that Hulu owners are eager to sale the popular TV and movie streaming service. Sadly, they’re main focus is getting the top dollar amount, not who will be purchasing the service. The future of Hulu is at stake here, and the owners don’t seem to care who gets it… as long as they have deep pockets. Do …

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Is a Talent Show What Justin Timberlake Has in Mind for Myspace?

It’s pretty clear that Justin Timberlake knows that a massive revamp is the way that he is going to revive Myspace, if it can be revived. Considering the strong tilt towards music that Myspace has shown in the past few years, it wasn’t too much of a surprise when Timberlake jumped on board last week. But will his star power …

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Report: MySpace About to Be Sold

Google launched a new social network today with the Google+ Project, all but overshadowing news that the former king of the social network hill is about to be sold off to, as one report puts it, a “buyer you never heard of.” The report comes from Kara Swisher at All Things D, who cites “sources close to the situation” as …

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News Corp. Will Know in 2 Weeks If It’s Going to Sell MySpace

At the All Things Digital D9 conference, Jonathan Miller, Head of News Corp.’s digital media group, reportedly said that “in two weeks, we’ll know something,” with regards to a MySpace sale. The News Corp. business group that MySpace is a part of lost $165 million in the third quarter (compared to a loss of $150 million in the same period …

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Hulu, Networks to Reach New Deal

It looks like Hulu will remain a strong force in the streaming content wars. The company is apparently very close to a new deal with its company overlords News Corp., Disney and NBC Universal to continue to stream FOX, NBC and ABC content. The new agreement would be an extension of the one signed two years ago, according to All …

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Myspace to Vevo?

There has been a lot of talk about the decline of Myspace and of possible Myspace sales and mergers. Now we have something a little more specific (though unconfirmed) to consider. People with knowledge of the situation say that News Corp. is in talks to give Vevo a majority stake in Myspace, according to a report from Bloomberg. “The talks …

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News Corp’s The Daily Happy to Have People Put Its Content in Blogs

Remember when News Corp. first launched The Daily – the Apple iPad news app (early review here) – and somebody indexed all of its stories in blog format so they could easily be read on the web? Well, that guy (Andy Baio) has put a post up about how he did it, and said that he’s taking it down, but it’s not for the reasons you might think.

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News Corp’s Content Aggregation Double Standard

Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. have long conveyed a disgruntled outlook on news aggregation. It wasn’t that long ago when there were stories everywhere about the company blocking access to its content from news aggregation sites, and the never-ending verbal sparring with Google over the issue. 

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Complaints About The Daily Roll In As Super Bowl Ad Reaches Masses

The Daily – the subscription-based iPad news publication/app that some have indicated would revolutionize the digital content industry has been riddled with problems since its launch last week. While there are certainly plenty of positive reviews out there, many have simply been unimpressed and taken to the web and expressed their disdain. 

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Reviewing The Daily

The Daily (the new iPad news publication from News Corp.) has been out for a day now, and after having the chance to mess around with it, it’s hard for me to know just what to make of it, and frankly I’m having a hard time seeing this as a revolution in digital content (or print content or paid content). 

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MySpace To Users: We Miss You

Earlier this week MySpace sent an email, which offers a hint of how desperately they’re fighing for survival.

The letter came on top of an earnings report from parent News Corp that showed recent MySpace layoffs cost $107 million in severance and restructing.

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