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Rebekah Brooks Arrested in NewsCorp Scandal

Operation Weeting, one of the the British Metropolitan Police operations in England tasked with investigating the phone-hacking scandal around Rupert Murdoch’s News International, has netted several arrests. Among those nabbed was Rebekah Brooks, who has become an infamous celebrity in …

Rupert Murdoch On Facebook IPO And MySpace “Screw-Up” Rupert Murdoch On Facebook IPO And MySpace “Screw-Up”

Rupert Murdoch has really taken to Twitter since joining the social microblogging service recently. He’s not one of those high profile execs that joins and tweets once every two months. He’s on there about every day speaking very candidly about …

Rupert Murdoch: No Excuses For Phone Hacking Rupert Murdoch: No Excuses For Phone Hacking
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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 …

Google Wants You To Petition Congress Over SOPA / PIPA Google Wants You To Petition Congress Over SOPA / PIPA
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As previously reported, Google has gone with a blacked out logo for SOPA Blackout Day (in case you haven’t visited Google yet today to see for yourself). The company put up a blog post titled “Don’t censor the web.” The …

Rupert Murdoch Calls Google Argument Nonsense Rupert Murdoch Calls Google Argument Nonsense

Rupert Murdoch and Google have been engaged in a public argument of sorts. Earlier this week, Murdoch tweeted: Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying. Then, CNET shared a …

Google Responds To Murdoch Slam Google Responds To Murdoch Slam

On Saturday night, we reported that Rupert Murdoch had taken to Twitter to blast the Obama Administration’s position on SOPA, and how he tweeted: “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions …

Rupert Murdoch: Google Is Piracy Leader Rupert Murdoch: Google Is Piracy Leader
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Rupert Murdoch is really getting into this tweeting thing. The other day he was talking about how his company “screwed up in every way possible” with Myspace, and now he’s blasting Google and Obama (presumably in reference to his administration’s …

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

Why The Murdochs Should Let That Wendi Deng Twitter Fake-Out Go Away Why The Murdochs Should Let That Wendi Deng Twitter Fake-Out Go Away

Turns out that fun-but-not-funny fake Twitter account of Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng wasn’t so carefree after all. First there was the question over whether the Murdochs should sue Twitter because the fake account actually managed to be verified albeit …

Fake Wendi Deng Twitter Account Not That Funny Fake Wendi Deng Twitter Account Not That Funny

On New Year’s Day (a couple of days ago for those of you still shaking off the residual effects of too much grape and grain), Wendi Deng, wife of News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch, decided to ring in the fresh …

Banksy’s Subtle Take on the News of the World Scandal Banksy’s Subtle Take on the News of the World Scandal
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World-renowned graffiti artist/social commentary guerrilla Banksy has thrown his hat into the Rupert Murdoch/News of the World mobile phone hacking mess with an impressive wall mural, and as usual, his work doesn’t disappoint. While it may not be as poignant …

News of the World Closes Amid Phone Hacking Scandal News of the World Closes Amid Phone Hacking Scandal
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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 Corp’s Content Aggregation Double Standard
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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. 

Reviewing The Daily
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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). 

The Daily: An e-Paper For The iPad
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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has launched The Daily, a e-paper-based daily newspaper exclusively for the iPad, and the early results are about what you’d expect:  rich, iPad-friendly content delivered with a subscription-based model.

In regards to The Daily, feelings of “meh” come from the product itself.  While the newscycle is all over the launch, has anyone stopped to ask who wants this application?  Even the most basic of iPad users surely understand that news can be gathered from a multitude of places, places even the iPad can access.

Will People Pay for App-Based News Publications?
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A couple weeks ago, reports surfaced that News Corp. was working on a new app-only publication. Even before much was known about the project, some heralded it as a "game changer". I find that notion to be a bit premature.

Will this be a game changer? Tell us what you think.

Murdoch Voices Excitement with Tablets

Rupert Murdoch is excited about tablets. The Guardian has a piece quoting him as calling them "a perfect platform" for cheap and convenient, up-to-date News Corp. content. He says the company has "tens of thousands of readers" through apps for the Wall Street Journal, the Times and the Australian.

News “Game Changers” Coming Out of the Woodwork

News Corp. is reportedly considering working on some new app-based news product that would be separate from any of its existing print or web publications. An experiment in the future of news? Perhaps. A game changer? We’ll see. CNBC seems to think it might be.

Another Reason for Murdoch Not to Like Google
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News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has had a lot of issues with search engines – most notably, Google. He has repeatedly threatened to block News Corp. content from search engines, but content from the Wall Street Journal, for example, still populates a significant amount of Google search results to this day.

Would a Google “Newspass” Work Better Than its Existing Paid Content Options?
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There is a rumor that has been floating around the web for a few days (apparently starting at Italian newspaper La Repubblica) that Google is working on something called Newspass, which would let users pay for news content across multiple publications that charge for content – another way for publishers to get paid and still utilize Google (Google already has a few ways).

Murdoch (Again) Threatens To Stand Against Google
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It’s been about five months since Rupert Murdoch first claimed that he would block search engines from News Corp. content, and even if not a lot’s happened as a result, Murdoch hasn’t let the matter slide.  He issued another warning yesterday while at the National Press Club.

Do you think Murdoch will follow through on his threats?  Let us know by commenting.