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Cyberwar With China Is Here, Like It Or Not

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“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.” Benjamin Franklin wrote that. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” The Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu wrote that. Both come to mind as the world is waking up a newly disclosed body of evidence from the...
Cyberwar With China Is Here, Like It Or Not

Touch Publishing Platform Onswipe Now Reaching 10M Monthly Active Users On iOS

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Onswipe, a startup that helps publishers build websites optimized for iPads and other touchscreen devices, is closing out what sounds like a big year. Content published through the Onswipe platform reached 44 million unique visitors over the course of the year, the company says, and it’s now reaching 10 million...
Touch Publishing Platform Onswipe Now Reaching 10M Monthly Active Users On iOS

The Daily is laying off 50 employees, yanking some original content

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Rupert Murdoch’s iPad newspaper The Daily is laying off 50 of its 170 employees and condensing its sports and opinion sections. The news was first reported by Peter Kafka at All Things Digital. In a blog post, Daily editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo confirmed the changes to the sports and opinion sections. The...
The Daily is laying off 50 employees, yanking some original content

How to Buy Netflix's House of Cards on Amazon

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Perhaps you’ve heard that Netflix is showing “House of Cards“, a new TV series starring Kevin Spacey. But maybe you don’t have a $8-a-month Netflix subscription, or don’t want to try the service’s free one-month trial. Or maybe you just don’t like streaming video. Here’s your answer: You can buy...
How to Buy Netflix's House of Cards on Amazon

News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is planning once again to let stories from its paywalled UK newspaper The Times get indexed by the search giant Google. This reverses a two-year-old policy in which News Corp dramatically pulled stories from from Google as it prepared a paywall to better monetize that content...
News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

All Things D Might Split Away From News Corp (NWS)

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We don't have much to go on here, but Reuters is reporting that influential tech blog/conference business, AllThingsD might split from parent company News Corp. Reuters says AllThingsD's contract with News Corp is up at the end of the year. We're poking around to see what we can learn. Please...
All Things D Might Split Away From News Corp (NWS)

News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)

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In light of recent scandals, it's hard not to see this as a bit of image rehabilitation, but we'll do our best to take it at face value. News Corp is bringing its 18-month-old educational division to the fore by rebranding it Amplify and teaming up with AT&T to...
News Corp launches Amplify educational unit, with help from AT&T (video)

Twitter Adds Entertainment Executive Peter Chernin As Director

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Twitter bulked up its board Thursday by adding Peter Chernin, the Hollywood executive and former senior News Corp. executive, as a director....
Twitter Adds Entertainment Executive Peter Chernin As Director

Why The Daily Failed, And What Rupert Murdoch Should Have Launched Instead

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The reason News Corp. has shut down The Daily, its iPad-only newspaper, is due to a simple math problem: not enough subscribers to cover the cost of production and distribution. The Daily had reportedly 100,000 subscribers at $40 per year which, by my math is only $4 million annually. The...
Why The Daily Failed, And What Rupert Murdoch Should Have Launched Instead

Exclusive: News Corp. Digital Media Group Contemplates Spin-Off and Equity Sale of FAN

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While there have been reports that News Corp. was selling off its advertising unit, Fox Audience Network, it actually has been in talks with a variety of private equity firms to spin off the unit and sell only a 20 to 30 percent chunk of it. Such a deal...
Exclusive: News Corp. Digital Media Group Contemplates Spin-Off and Equity Sale of FAN

If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It

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Time Warner Cable's CEO Glenn Britt is watching and rooting for Aereo, the app that takes TV signals and streams them over the Internet for $8 a month. If Aereo wins its legal battle Timer Warner would consider doing the same thing, he told the Washington Post's Cecilia Kang in...
If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It

News Corp. Q4 Sales Of $8.4B Miss Estimates, Takes $2.9B Charge On Publishing Business

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News Corporation has just reported its quarterly earnings. For Q4 it had revenues of $8.4 billion with earnings per share of $0.32, down compared to the year before (Q4 2011 the company reported revenues of $9 billion). The earnings per share met analysts expectations, but revenues fell short, with analysts expecting...
News Corp. Q4 Sales Of $8.4B Miss Estimates, Takes $2.9B Charge On Publishing Business

AT&T Discusses Entering Into a Joint Bid for Hulu With Chernin Group

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According to sources close to the telecommunications giant, AT&T is in discussions with the Chernin Group about mounting a joint bid to acquire the Hulu premium video site. It makes sense — in addition to its core phone business, AT&T also sells broadband and TV via its U-verse service....
AT&T Discusses Entering Into a Joint Bid for Hulu With Chernin Group

Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email

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Walter Isaacson, the author of a bestselling book about the late Apple founder, will not have to share his notes or testify in a case about alleged price-fixing between Apple and book publishers. Class action lawyers had earlier demanded that Isaacson provide evidence, based on his interviews with Steve Jobs, about...
Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email
Universal and Fox movies blocked from iCloud on new Apple TV?
Jon Miller: Hulu still essential to broadcasters

paidContent 50: Who's up and who's down

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There is no doubt who the biggest dog on the digital-media block is. Google (again) tops our paidContent 50 list. It accounted for a full quarter of the total digital revenues on the list. But the Mountain View firm’s growth came not from successful expansion into new revenue lines like social...
paidContent 50: Who's up and who's down
News Corp axes iPad news app The Daily (and bolsters the New York Post)

SEC Investigating Hollywood Studios For Alleged Bribes To China

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When the MPAA came out with its annual report about the movie market worldwide, it showed that China was a huge growth market. However, now it appears that perhaps some of that growth was the result of Hollywood studios bribing Chinese officials. For years, China has limited how many Western...
SEC Investigating Hollywood Studios For Alleged Bribes To China

This Database Could Save Education In America

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March 3 (Reuters) - An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares. But the most influential new product may be the least flashy: a $100 million database built to chart the academic paths of public...
This Database Could Save Education In America

NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"

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Warren Little/Getty Images During the last summer Olympics, NBC wouldn’t show some of the most exciting events live on the Web, because it wanted to protect its ratings for its taped TV highlights. Four years later, the programmer has wised up, and will livestream every single event starting July...
NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"

MySpace tries to bring sexy back with new Justin Timberlake song

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MySpace has opened up its new-look website to the wider public after more than six months of internal beta testing and limited previews. The launch coincides with the release of Justin Timberlake's new single, "Suit & Tie," featuring rapper Jay-Z, which is promoted on the landing page of the...
MySpace tries to bring sexy back with new Justin Timberlake song

Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

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Several parties said to have held talks to settle potential antitrust case after US Justice Department investigationThe five largest publishers, including Britain's Penguin Group, face legal action from the US Justice Department for colluding to raise the prices of electronic books, a source has told Reuters.Several parties are said to...
Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

Roku Nabs $45 Million From News Corp., BSkyB in Strategic Investment

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Roku, the maker of a nifty device that plays a variety of content over televisions, is getting $45 million in a new round of investment from News Corp. and British Sky Broadcasting. Current investors Menlo Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners will also be part of the new funding. Here’s the...
Roku Nabs $45 Million From News Corp., BSkyB in Strategic Investment

Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software

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Roku has received another injection of investment to develop its streaming set-top box. The $60 million round of funding comes from new investors Fidelity and Hearst Corp, as well as from previous investors such as broadcaster BskyB and News Corp, and brings the total amount of money invested into Roku...
Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software

Hulu's Fork in the Road

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As Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc. battle it out for dominance in online video, owners of the much smaller Hulu LLC, Hollywood’s own online video service, are under pressure to decide which direction to go. Jason Kilar, chief executive of Hulu, has asked the site’s owners — Walt Disney Co.,...
Hulu's Fork in the Road

It doesn't take Einstein to find fault with a story - that's a sub's job

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One of my former Sunday Times colleagues, Liz Gerard, has just resuscitated her blog, SubScribe. It's a must for those who wonder what sub-editors do and why they do it. Her piece, "A little knowledge", on a short story that appeared in several newspapers about 16-year-old Lauren Marbe's score of...
It doesn't take Einstein to find fault with a story - that's a sub's job

News Corp. to Unveil Education Product With Its Own Tablet

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The tablet, a 10-inch Android device for kindergartners through 12th graders, will come with the company's education curriculum, which can also be used on other devices....
News Corp. to Unveil Education Product With Its Own Tablet

Microsoft Talking to Apple About Being a Search Option on the iPhone, Not Google Replacement

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Correcting yet another post-first-and-ask questions later rumor, sources tell BoomTown that–as has been previously reported many times–Microsoft and Apple have been in long-term talks about adding the Bing search service as a prominent option on the iPhone and not as a replacement of Google. Currently, Google (GOOG) is the...
Microsoft Talking to Apple About Being a Search Option on the iPhone, Not Google Replacement

Report: Hollywood bigshot Peter Chernin set to join Twitter's board

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Chernin, who was a top exec at News Corp, and who helped found Hulu, would bring a Tinseltown perspective to discussions of Twitter's future direction. [Read more]...
Report: Hollywood bigshot Peter Chernin set to join Twitter's board
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