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UK Newspaper Drops Paywall After Less Than 10 People Subscribe

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As Rupert Murdoch moves forward with his plans to put in place a paywall for the online sites of some of his UK newspapers, he may want to look around carefully. Jeff Sonderman points us to the news of a UK newspaper publisher that put in place a paywall of...
UK Newspaper Drops Paywall After Less Than 10 People Subscribe

Will Murdoch agree to spin off News Corp. publishing?

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Nearly a year after hacking allegations led to the closing of tabloid News of the World, it sounds like News Corp. is considering a move that Rupert Murdoch has brushed away in the past — spinning off publishing. The variation being floated in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, the media conglomerate’s...
Will Murdoch agree to spin off News Corp. publishing?

BSkyB buys Telefonica UK's fixed-line business for $300M

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British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) will buy Telefonica’s UK fixed-line broadband and telephony business for up to £200 million ($303 million), the companies announced early on Friday. The deal, which is subject to regulatory clearance, should close in April. If that goes ahead, the customers will be moved off the...
BSkyB buys Telefonica UK's fixed-line business for $300M

The 404 1,176: Where where Brian admits he has a problem (podcast)

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Brian Tong drops by the studio for today's episode, we'll talk to him about Apple trying to patent long-distance wireless charging, a few companies that hate our guts, the shuttering of Rupert Murdoch's Daily digital newspaper, and more. [Read more]...
The 404 1,176: Where where Brian admits he has a problem (podcast)

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

The Twitter register of awe-inspiring media power | Bob Garfield

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Once upon a time, press barons could bring down governments, start wars and depose kings. Now, they tweet. ImpotentlyNever argue, they've always said, with someone who buys ink by the barrel.It was always sound advice, because history shows that irritating a press baron could get you buried in invective for...
The Twitter register of awe-inspiring media power | Bob Garfield

Murdoch won't dare to kill off Page 3 with the Sun's sales in decline

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So Rupert Murdoch finally hints in public at what he has been saying in private for 30 years or more: does the Sun really need Page 3?His tweet is anything but definitive. He uses the word "considering" and I recall him saying much the same when I was present in...
Murdoch won't dare to kill off Page 3 with the Sun's sales in decline

BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

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Rupert Murdoch group celebrates online success, but pre-tax profits dip as TV subscriber growth slowsBSkyB has moved past TalkTalk to become the third largest broadband provider in the UK in the three months to the end of September, as growth in TV subscriber numbers slowed.BSkyB, which reported a 6% fall...
BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

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

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

James Murdoch has “relinquished his position” as executive chairman of NewsCorp

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According to the WSJ, News Corp. executive James Murdoch has “relinquished his position” as executive chairman head of News International. James Murdoch”will to assume a variety of essential corporate leadership mandates, with particular focus on important pay-TV businesses and broader international operations,” according to his father News Corp. CEO Rupert...
James Murdoch has “relinquished his position” as executive chairman of NewsCorp

Perhaps the old boy was right... http://lgno.me/b3ivbY [Oh, we're not talking about Rupert Murdoch this time!]

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Perhaps the old boy was right... http://lgno.me/b3ivbY [Oh, we're not talking about Rupert Murdoch this time!]

Liberty buys Virgin, creating largest broadband company outside China

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The cable giant Liberty Global has bought UK-based Virgin Media in a cash-and-stock deal worth $23.3 billion, creating what they claim is “the world’s leading broadband communications company” with 25 million customers across 14 countries. That “world’s leading” tag is debatable, as China Telecom claims more than 90 million broadband...
Liberty buys Virgin, creating largest broadband company outside China

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'

The Return Of Dumb Ideas: A Broadband Tax To Save Failing Newspapers

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RobW points us to an opinion piece over at The Guardian, by David Leigh, who argues that there should be a £2 tax on every broadband connection sent to newspapers in order to prop them up for their own failures to adapt to a changing market place. He tosses out...
The Return Of Dumb Ideas: A Broadband Tax To Save Failing Newspapers

REPORT: Company Behind Crazy Taiwanese Animations Is Hemorrhaging Cash And Looking To Sell

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We're not sure how this happened given its brilliance, but Next Media Ltd., the Taiwanese company behind the hilarious animated takes on current events, has been taking massive losses and is now up for sale. The Taipei Times reports the firm is seeking a $500 million price. Owned by...
REPORT: Company Behind Crazy Taiwanese Animations Is Hemorrhaging Cash And Looking To Sell

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

Ricky Van Veen, Lots Of New York Blogs Fall For In-N-Out Burger Prank

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This morning, it looked like millions of burger-obsessed New Yorkers dreams were about to come true. Signs by Union Square and Madison Square Park buildings touted infamous California fast food joint In-N-Out Burger was coming to Manhattan (uh-oh, Shake Shack!). Ricky Van Veen, the College Humor co-founder and current CEO...
Ricky Van Veen, Lots Of New York Blogs Fall For In-N-Out Burger Prank

It's Time People Realized That The Drudge Report Is A Major Media Property Worth $100s Of Millions Of Dollars

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Everyone knows about The Drudge Report, the site that journalist and entrepreneur Matt Drudge created more than a decade ago. Everyone knows that The Drudge Report has an extraordinarily large readership, especially given the size of the editorial team that produces it (one, maybe two people, including Drudge himself) Everyone...
It's Time People Realized That The Drudge Report Is A Major Media Property Worth $100s Of Millions Of Dollars

Will AOL and Demand Media’s Content Farm Strategy Prevail?

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Editor’s note: Guest author Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of video site WatchMojo. In this post he examines the two biggest content farms springing up on the Web: Demand Media and Aol. You can find his previous guest posts about online video here. Are content farms the future...
Will AOL and Demand Media’s Content Farm Strategy Prevail?

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

Rather Than Bitching About The Failure Of SOPA/PIPA, Rupert Murdoch Should Take A Closer Look At His Own Policies

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It's well established that Rupert Murdoch threw a bit of a hissy fit on Twitter, after public protests helped put SOPA and PIPA on hold. However, as plenty of people have been pointing out, perhaps the real problem is with Murdoch's (and others') own business model choices. Danny Sullivan recently...
Rather Than Bitching About The Failure Of SOPA/PIPA, Rupert Murdoch Should Take A Closer Look At His Own Policies

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

WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

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This week’s WITN features another debate about how you build a media company in this day and age, but it’s slightly less contentious than last week’s fight (which most commenters seem to agree that I totally won). This week, Paul and I talk about the death of Rupert Murdoch’s...
WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

Dell and Virgin Media in $20bn deals

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Computer maker announces it will be sold to consortium led by founder Michael Dell as similar price tag placed on pay TV firmPlans for two debt-backed mega-deals, reminiscent of the pre-financial crisis buyout frenzy, were unveiled yesterday when computer-maker Dell and cable TV group Virgin Media confirmed they are both...
Dell and Virgin Media in $20bn deals

Rupert Murdoch ready to sue Google?

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A new profile of the News Corp. baron quotes a source who says he's willing to press legal action against Google in the event that talks about indexing content fall through. Originally posted at News - Digital Media...
Rupert Murdoch ready to sue Google?

Now Wolff is at our door

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Michael Wolff, biographer of Rupert Murdoch, scourge of US military censorship, internet pioneer and one-time media entrepreneur, is joining The Guardian.In announcing Wolff's appointment, the paper's US editor-in-chief Janine Gibson said he would be writing a weekly column that will appear in the Comment is Free section.Wolff said: "I have...
Now Wolff is at our door

News International CEO Tom Mockridge to Step Down at Year's End

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The head of News Corp.’s News International unit is stepping down at the end of the year, the company said on Sunday. Tom Mockridge, a 22-year company veteran, took over as head of the unit in July 2011, following the resignation of Rebekah Brooks, in the wake of the PhoneGate...
News International CEO Tom Mockridge to Step Down at Year's End

The morning lowdown 5-1-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Hacking report: Rupert Murdoch “not fit,” James’s competence questioned (paidContent) Facebook: Share that you’re an organ donor on your Timeline (Facebook) In search of apps for television (NYT) Washington Post only wants Digg’s human assets (paidContent) Where do all those...
The morning lowdown 5-1-12
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