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News Corp to close iPad newspaper The Daily

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Rupert Murdoch's online subscription venture was losing $30m a year and failed to win enough subscribersRupert Murdoch is to shut iPad newspaper The Daily from 15 December, admitting that it has failed to win enough subscribers to make the online subscription venture viable in its 21 months of life.News Corporation...
News Corp to close iPad newspaper The Daily

This Heroic Startup (And Barry Diller) Are Standing Up To Your Goliath Cable Company

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"HOW many people here love their cable company?" Chet Kanojia, the boss of Aereo, an internet TV start-up, posed that question to an audience recently. Only one man raised his hand--and he worked for one. Mr Kanojia started Aereo in 2012 to capitalise on people's hatred of high cable bills....
This Heroic Startup (And Barry Diller) Are Standing Up To Your Goliath Cable Company

Fox TV Finally Realizes The Internet Is Global: Launches Show Around The Globe Simultaneously

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We've talked, at length about the ridiculousness of regional restrictions when it comes to content on the internet. So, to some extent, it's nice to see that News Corp./Fox is actually more or less admitting that such restrictions are silly and has released a new TV show simultaneously around the...
Fox TV Finally Realizes The Internet Is Global: Launches Show Around The Globe Simultaneously

Scumbags of the world, unite - you have nothing to lose but Murdoch's chains

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One of the joys of Rupert Murdoch having joined Twitter is that we're able to glimpse the real Rupert and the reason he was nicknamed the Dirty Digger.In the light of his describing hacking victims as scumbag celebrities it's as well to remind us of the day he appeared before...
Scumbags of the world, unite - you have nothing to lose but Murdoch's chains

The irresistible rise of Will Lewis, News Corp's clean-up campaigner

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You have to hand it to Will Lewis, the guy has a knack of being in the right place at just the right time.Then again, as he would undoubtedly say, getting into the right place at the right time is a skill in itself.Similarly, he has had penchant for making...
The irresistible rise of Will Lewis, News Corp's clean-up campaigner

Jesta Digital Finally Kills Bitbop Mobile Video Service

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It looks like the death spiral that was the Bitbop mobile video service is finally no longer. PaidContent understands that the service—once built and owned by News Corporation (NSDQ: NWS) and sold, along with the rest of Fox Mobile, to IT services company Jesta when News Corp. couldn’t make...
Jesta Digital Finally Kills Bitbop Mobile Video Service

Rupert Murdoch Announces The News Corp. Divorce: The Full Memo

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Here’s Rupert Murdoch’s official “internal” announcement explaining the News Corp. split. The important stuff: Murdoch will remain CEO of both the publishing business and the entertainment business. Chase Carey will be COO of the entertainment business. No details on the leadership of the publishing business. (Inside News...
Rupert Murdoch Announces The News Corp. Divorce: The Full Memo

Rupert Murdoch isn’t fit to lead News Corp. and showed “wilful blindness”, say UK MPs

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UK MPs have ruled that News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch “is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company”, with a cross-party culture committee noting that Murdoch showed “willful blindness” to what was going on under his authority across his media empire. As the BBC...
Rupert Murdoch isn’t fit to lead News Corp. and showed “wilful blindness”, say UK MPs

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

News International braced as lawyer brings phone-hacking scandal to US

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Lawyer's visit brings UK scandal to Rupert Murdoch's front door and raises prospect of lawsuits involving US legal systemMark Lewis, the lawyer who has been at the forefront of efforts to expose the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, is poised to bring the battle for legal redress across the...
News International braced as lawyer brings phone-hacking scandal to US
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion

TNW Daily Dose: Samsung sells three TVs per second, Raspberry Pi in Europe and more

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In today’s Daily Dose, j2 Global buys IGN Entertainment from News Corporation, Samsung sells three TVs every second and Raspberry Pi’s Model A board goes on sale in Europe. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the...
TNW Daily Dose: Samsung sells three TVs per second, Raspberry Pi in Europe and more
Q&A: Hulu CTO Richard Tom on the future of television

Sky News admits hacking emails of 'canoe man'

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Broadcaster says accessing of emails of John Darwin, who faked own death, was authorised by executives and in public interestSky News has admitted that one of its senior executives authorised a journalist to conduct email hacking on two separate occasions that it said were "in the public interest" – even...
Sky News admits hacking emails of 'canoe man'

BSkyB posts profit of almost £1bn

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Satellite broadcaster reports 25% surge in operating profit and grows total customer base to 10.5 millionBSkyB has delivered profits of almost £1bn in the nine months to the end of March, fuelled by £31m that Rupert Murdoch was forced to pay out after News Corporation failed to take full control...
BSkyB posts profit of almost £1bn
Murdoch to open The Times up to Google, with paywall intact

Tom Watson: 'Parliament meteorite strike more likely than Tory MPs passing judgment on Rupert Murdoch'

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Labour MP Tom Watson has claimed there was "more chance of parliament being hit by a meteorite" than Conservative colleagues passing judgment on the Murdochs' leadership of News Corporation....
Tom Watson: 'Parliament meteorite strike more likely than Tory MPs passing judgment on Rupert Murdoch'

Murdoch to staff: Ignore the naysayers

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One of the most important elements of any major corporate move is pitching it to the staff. News Corp.Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch called in some top execs for meetings earlier this week to talk about splitting the company; here’s how he’s explaining it to everyone now that it’s official...
Murdoch to staff: Ignore the naysayers

Investigation will have made interesting viewing for Ofcom's News Corp team

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Computer-hacking revelations come at a time when News Corp's relationship with BSkyB is already under scrutinyPanorama's computer-hacking revelations come at a time when News Corporation's relationship with the satellite broadcaster BSkyB is already under scrutiny from the broadcast regulator, Ofcom. It has a duty to ensure that all broadcasters are...
Investigation will have made interesting viewing for Ofcom's News Corp team

News Corp unveils Amplify tablet for use in public school classrooms

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Amplify, an educational unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, made a surprising announcement today, unveiling a new tablet designed for public school classrooms. As the New York Times reports, the 10-inch Android tablet will be officially presented Wednesday at an SXSWedu event led by Joel Klein, News Corp executive...
News Corp unveils Amplify tablet for use in public school classrooms
The Daily Drops Dead: What Murdoch's Failure Means For iPad Publishing

News Corporation takes on LinkedIn with WSJ Profile, a social network for The Wall Street Journal

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Following its catastrophic failure with Myspace, News Corporation is preparing to dive back into the social networking game through an expansion of The Wall Street Journal website. At an investor day in New York, Lex Fenwick, CEO of Dow Jones, outlined the company’s plans to transform the Wall Street Journal...
News Corporation takes on LinkedIn with WSJ Profile, a social network for The Wall Street Journal
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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Doesn't Have A Contract, And Negotiations Haven't Started (DIS, NWS, CMSCA)

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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar doesn't have a contract, and talks to re-sign him haven't begun, we've learned from a source close to a Hulu parent company. The hold-up is that Hulu parent companies Disney, Comcast, and News Corporation are in talks with its fourth part-owner, Providence Equity Partners, about buying...
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Doesn't Have A Contract, And Negotiations Haven't Started (DIS, NWS, CMSCA)

News Corp. considering cutting The Daily, source says

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News Corporation may be on the verge of shutting down The Daily, according to a source in contact with the New York Observer. The publication has allegedly been put "on watch" because of ongoing financial losses totaling about $30 million per year. Its fate is expected to be reevaluated after...
News Corp. considering cutting The Daily, source says

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp completes split from 21st Century Fox entertainment business

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Last December Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation announced that it would be splitting into two distinct corporate entities, and that vision has finally been realized. As of 4:30PM ET on Friday, News Corp and 21st Century Fox were officially separated — putting the majority of the company's profitable ventures under...
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp completes split from 21st Century Fox entertainment business

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

With James Murdoch almost out the picture, 2012 will be an all-conquering year for BSkyB

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In case you missed it, UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB (‘Sky’) lost its Chairman yesterday, after James “son of Rupert” Murdoch stepped down over his handling of the phone-hacking scandal that had previously swamped the UK publishing arm of News Corporation. Indeed, as we reported, it has been all downhill for...
With James Murdoch almost out the picture, 2012 will be an all-conquering year for BSkyB

The iPad may soon have competition in the education sector

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Amplify released a video with a product demonstration of its upcoming Android tablet aimed toward education. Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education and now head of News Corporation's Amplify education unit, announced today at the South by Southwest Education conference in Austin, Texas that the company...
The iPad may soon have competition in the education sector

New Myspace owners: "The internet is just really boring right now...'

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Tim and Chris Vanderhook on why the relaunched social site can solve the music discovery problem. With fun.Facebook may have won the social networking war, but Myspace is moving to a different battlefield under its new owner Specific Media, which acquired the site from News Corporation in June 2011.After a...
New Myspace owners: "The internet is just really boring right now...'
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