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News Corp Posts Disappointing Financial Results
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There’s no escaping it: News Corp had a rough quarter.  Rupert Murdoch thinks times will be tough for a while, too.  But even as the media giant posted some bad numbers, it turned out that at least a couple of its online properties are working well, with MySpace and WSJ.com making impressive amounts of money.

Online Journal Revenue Set To Increase

Rupert Murdoch said yesterday that online subscription revenue at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones could increase by $300 million a year up to the next three years.

The News Corp Chief Executive was speaking at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia press conference in New York said he dropped his plan to make the WSJ.com a free and open site after seeing the revenue projections.

Fox News Tweaks Facebook Profile
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Fox News Channel said today that it will add a number of enhancements to the network’s Facebook profile on Tuesday.

Wall Street Journal Stabs At Net Neutrality
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It’s interesting, but not surprising, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is the target of a scathing editorial by the Wall Street Journal. He’s an easy and popular target these days from both sides of just about any issue involving the FCC. He stinks. Everybody knows it.

Murdoch Says Microsoft Won
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News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said it was "very unlikely" his company would reach any type of deal with Yahoo and said Yahoo and Microsoft will not be involved in any type of transaction.

On the Microsoft/Yahoo deal Murdoch said," There won’t be a deal. There’s bad personal feelings."

Microsoft was in negotiations earlier this year to buy Yahoo for $47.5 billion but talks broke down in May after the two companies failed to reach an agreement.

Murdoch Says Microsoft Won

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said it was "very unlikely" his company would reach any type of deal with Yahoo and said Yahoo and Microsoft will not be involved in any type of transaction.

On the Microsoft/Yahoo deal Murdoch said," There won’t be a deal. There’s bad personal feelings."

Microsoft was in negotiations earlier this year to buy Yahoo for $47.5 billion but talks broke down in May after the two companies failed to reach an agreement.

Murdoch Says Microsoft Won

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said it was "very unlikely" his company would reach any type of deal with Yahoo and said Yahoo and Microsoft will not be involved in any type of transaction.

On the Microsoft/Yahoo deal Murdoch said," There won’t be a deal. There’s bad personal feelings."

Microsoft was in negotiations earlier this year to buy Yahoo for $47.5 billion but talks broke down in May after the two companies failed to reach an agreement.

Murdoch Says Microsoft Won

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said it was "very unlikely" his company would reach any type of deal with Yahoo and said Yahoo and Microsoft will not be involved in any type of transaction.

On the Microsoft/Yahoo deal Murdoch said," There won’t be a deal. There’s bad personal feelings."

Microsoft was in negotiations earlier this year to buy Yahoo for $47.5 billion but talks broke down in May after the two companies failed to reach an agreement.

Google, News Corp Might Be Bidding On Blinkx
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A word here, a number there . . . nothing remotely solid has been established, but rumors that Google and/or News Corp bid on video search engine Blinkx were enough to send the company’s stock up 53 percent today.

MySpace Experiencing Ad-Related Revenue Difficulties

The good news, from News Corp’s perspective, is that MySpace is continuing to grow.  The bad news is that profiting off social ads is tougher than the corporation had expected.

Microsoft & News Corp. Joint Bid For Yahoo

According to New York Times Microsoft Corp. is in talks with Rupert Murdoch’ News Corp, publishers of ‘The Wall Street Journal’ about a joint bid towards the acquisition of Yahoo!. As of now, the two corporations still need to reach an agreement, but some sources have stated that the talks are extremely serious in nature.

News Corp, AOL Play Role In Yahoo Drama

Additional Internet players join the Microsoft bid-for-Yahoo fray, with Rupert Murdoch siding with Steve Ballmer while Jeff Bewkes pairs with Jerry Yang for the endgame battle.

Fox Online Ad Network Buddies Up With Utarget
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For quite some time now, News Corp has owned Fox International Channels, and it, in turn, has overseen .Fox Networks.  Only the chain got extended today, as .Fox Networks bought a majority stake in Utarget.

Murdoch Backs Off Yahoo Interest

News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch possesses some deep pockets, but the prospect of emptying them to keep Microsoft away from Yahoo doesn’t appeal to the media magnate.

News Corp Being Played By Yahoo

When News Corp offered Yahoo a deal last summer – MySpace in exchange for a stake in Yahoo – Rupert Murdoch’s company received the brushoff.

Count Out Murdoch As Yahoo Bidder
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The short list of potential bidders who could compete with Microsoft’s offer for Yahoo decreased by one as News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch said he is not interested.

News Corp. Buys Religion (Or At Least Beliefnet)

Beliefnet.com’s owners appear set to have a very merry Christmas, Hanukkah, or what-have-you; although the terms remain unknown, their site has been acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

News Corp Schemes An Online Ad Network
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The broadening growth of Fox Interactive Media’s many properties has prompted News Corp to prepare FIM Serve, an online ad network, for deployment in and out of the company’s Internet reach.

News Corp. Showing Classmates.com Success Path

Rupert Murdoch, chair of News Corp., is buying Dow Jones & Co, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal for $5 billion. Yesterday he announced that he’s ending the subscription model for the WSJ.com website (which many deem a success).

Hulu Starts Video Hullabaloo

The anti-YouTube video site supported by News Corp and NBC Universal clicked its private beta with online TV programs featuring “Heroes” and “The Simpsons” in Hulu’s lineup.

Hulu Being Sued By Lulu

Lulu Enterprises, an online self-publishing company has filed suit against News Corp/NB C Universal’s joint venture Hulu for trademark infringement, unfair and deceptive trade practices and for federal cyberpiracy.