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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'
Microsoft Office for iPad spotted, soon to hit App Store

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

Piano Media scores $2.6m Series B funding to take its ‘national paywall’ global

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Slovakian ‘national paywall’ startup Piano Media has raised €2m ($2.6m USD) in a Series B investment from 3TS Capital Partners, as it aims to expand its service around the world. Piano Media offers a paywall service that multiple online publishers can sign up to, meaning that consumers only need to...
Piano Media scores $2.6m Series B funding to take its ‘national paywall’ global

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

Re-energised MySpace just grabbed 1 million new users. Should Spotify be worried?

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Last month we took a look at how how many unique visitors social networks receive, and we came across the surprising statistic that MySpace gets more hits than either Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest. A new report from The New York Times shows that, not only is MySpace holding its ground...
Re-energised MySpace just grabbed 1 million new users. Should Spotify be worried?

Reuters And Bloomberg Are Jockeying To Acquire The Financial Times — Michael Wolff (NYT, NWS)

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Two titans of international news, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, both would like to acquire pink British newspaper the Financial Times, according to Michael Wolff in The Guardian. Wolff cites a source who is a senior executive at Reuters — his source told him that the FT has already turned...
Reuters And Bloomberg Are Jockeying To Acquire The Financial Times — Michael Wolff (NYT, NWS)

Activists 'commit more data breaches than cybercriminals'

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Anonymous and other 'hacktivism' groups were responsible for more cyberattacks than thieves in the past year, according to a new surveyActivists such as "Anonymous" who hack into government and corporate computer networks and then release files to embarrass those organisations were responsible for more than half of all known data...
Activists 'commit more data breaches than cybercriminals'

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

Twitter's fake Cormac McCarthy reaches end of the road | Media Monkey

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To say it was something of a surprise when Rupert Murdoch joined Twitter would be an understatement. So it followed that the world of 140 characters barely batted an eyelid when the reclusive American novelist Cormac McCarthy appeared to join the microblogging revolution. Alas, it was not to be, reports...
Twitter's fake Cormac McCarthy reaches end of the road | Media Monkey

Google TV Gets A New YouTube App

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Last month, Google began showing the new versions of Google TV at CES, giving the press a taste of what was in store. One particular panel discussing Google TV’s new capabilities led Rupert Murdoch to take to Twitter, bemoaning the pirating ways of the search behemoth. Forbes has the backstory...
Google TV Gets A New YouTube App

Boy, Did Rupert Murdoch Take A Bath On The Wall Street Journal...

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Way back in 2007, Rupert Murdoch shocked the media world by making a hyper-aggressive play for the Wall Street Journal--and getting it. At the time, the stock of Dow Jones, which owned the Journal, was trading in the $30s. Senior execs at the company had a goal of getting the...
Boy, Did Rupert Murdoch Take A Bath On The Wall Street Journal...
Hacking report: Rupert Murdoch ‘not fit’ to run a company

Life is tweet, says John Prescott, as Twitter reaches 10m milestone

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Twitter has helped shift the balance of media power from press barons to the people – a true champagne moment, writes John PrescottTuesday marked a turning point for the UK mainstream media. The combined total of people who buy daily national newspapers is 9,002,963. The number of people on Twitter...
Life is tweet, says John Prescott, as Twitter reaches 10m milestone

Murdoch agrees to split News Corp.

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As expected, News Corp. announed Thursday morning that it is starting the process to split into two public companies — entertainment and publishing. Rupert Murdoch will be chairman of both but CEO only of the entertainment company. More to come. Photo credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama...
Murdoch agrees to split News Corp.

Now There Are Rumors That Murdoch May Kill 'The Daily'

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When Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only newspaper launched early last year, many people predicted it was not long for this world. This was in part because of the massive amount of money News Corp. was pouring into the project--the word was that 'The Daily' had a $60 million annual budget--and in part...
Now There Are Rumors That Murdoch May Kill 'The Daily'

From MATTER to Streampix, here’s the week’s media news in review

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Let’s start by clearing something up – we won’t enter the navel-gazing debate on what tech journalism should and shouldn’t be. Not that we have anything against meta-discussions, but let’s be honest; there are far more interesting things going on in the online media world. From democratization to globalization, the...
From MATTER to Streampix, here’s the week’s media news in review

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 Daily Lays Off a Third of Its Staff

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The Daily, News Corp.’s attempt to create a digital newspaper for the iPad age, is laying off nearly a third of its staff. The publisher plans to tell its workers today that it will fire 50 of its 170 employees, according to people familiar with the Daily’s plans. The move...
The Daily Lays Off a Third of Its Staff

The Sun won't win the election for Ed Miliband | Roy Hattersley

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Labour's chances of victory depend on its leader offering the people a new view of society – not by courting Rupert Murdoch's newspapersAt 10 minutes to midnight on Thursday 9 April 1992 – polling day in the general election – I received an unexpected message from Labour party headquarters. A friendly...
The Sun won't win the election for Ed Miliband | Roy Hattersley

Stratfor, WikiLeaks and the Obama administration's war against truth | Amy Goodman

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Thanks to WikiLeaks and its media partners, we have a disturbingly vivid picture of the intelligence-industrial complexWikiLeaks, the whistleblower website, has again published a massive trove of documents, this time from a private intelligence firm known as Stratfor. The source of the leak was the hacker group Anonymous, which took...
Stratfor, WikiLeaks and the Obama administration's war against truth | Amy Goodman

Questions for News Corp over rival's collapse

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Software company NDS allegedly cracked smart card codes of ONdigital, according to evidence to be broadcast on PanoramaPart of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire employed computer hacking to undermine the business of its chief TV rival in Britain, according to evidence due to be broadcast by BBC1's Panorama programme on...
Questions for News Corp over rival's collapse

HERE IT IS: Read News Corp.'s Official Announcement On Its Plans To Split Into Two

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Here it is: News Corp's official announcement that it will split itself into two businesses: Publishing and entertainment. You can read the whole thing below. Here are two key paragraphs: Upon closing of the proposed transaction, Rupert Murdoch would serve as Chairman of both companies and CEO of the media...
HERE IT IS: Read News Corp.'s Official Announcement On Its Plans To Split Into Two
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Google’s Paramount deal makes it 5-out-of-6 of the major movie studios. Don’t hold your breath for Fox.

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Film fans in the US have been able to rent movies on YouTube since 2010, but last April we announced that the Google-owned video-streaming service was starting to bring the major studios on board for its movie rental service, signing deals with the likes of Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Universal...
Google’s Paramount deal makes it 5-out-of-6 of the major movie studios. Don’t hold your breath for Fox.

Myspace adds 1m new users in 30 days

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Website claims about 40,000 people a day have joined since it introduced new ties with Twitter and FacebookMyspace has said it has added more than 1 million new users in the past 30 days, taking it to 25 million registered users and representing a dramatic turnaround for the social network...
Myspace adds 1m new users in 30 days

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Microsoft paid $1.2 billion for Yammer because it wants Yammer to help sell Microsoft products in a whole new way. Tony Zingale, CEO of Jive, tells us that the Yammer purchase is proof that Microsoft is feeling desperate. News Corp. is considering splitting up into...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

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The U.K. parliamentary committee probing illicit voicemail interception by News Corp.’s shuttered News of the World tabloid released a final report Tuesday concluding that News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company” and accusing several former company executives...
U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

News International considers Olympics downtime for Times and Sunday Times paywall

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Rupert Murdoch’s News International erected a paywall around the UK’s Times and Sunday Times online content two years ago, which resulted in an almost immediate drop-off in traffic at the time. Indeed, the debate surrounding paywalls in general has been ongoing, with The New York Times typically held aloft as...
News International considers Olympics downtime for Times and Sunday Times paywall

Juxtapose: A neat site for sharing and comparing two links in the space of one

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Ever needed to settle an argument or put two sites in comparison? Well, released today is a neat site that does just this in a cute way. Juxtapose allows users to input two URLs to show a couple of sites side by side. It works for all sorts of input including...
Juxtapose: A neat site for sharing and comparing two links in the space of one
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