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News Corp launches 10-inch tablet aimed at education, manufactured by ASUS

News Corp launches 10-inch tablet aimed at education, manufactured by ASUS

By 7 March 2013

Global media company News Corp is entering the education market with the release this autumn of its Amplify tablet, aimed at taking on the iPad in schools.  It will launched under News Corp's Amplify education division and will also offer schools the... >>

Virgin Media may have been target of News of the World phone hacking

Virgin Media may have been target of News of the World phone hacking

By 29 October 2012

It is being reported that PR firm Citigate has revealed that attempts may have been made to "hack" into voicemails of its top executives by the News of the World in 2005 and 2006. At the time, the company was handling the merger of Virgin Media and cable... >>

Is Sky about to take on Netflix in its own back yard through Roku investment?

Is Sky about to take on Netflix in its own back yard through Roku investment?

By 26 July 2012

Roku, the TV box provider that offers access to web streaming services such as Netflix, has received a cash investment of $45 million. The financial backing comes from, among others, News Corporation and BSkyB, which, when combined with the launch of... >>

Next Issue, the Netflix for magazines, launches in US - Android-only initially

Next Issue, the Netflix for magazines, launches in US - Android-only initially

By 4 April 2012

Next Issue, the long-awaited collaboration between publishers Conde Nast, News Corp, Hearst Corp, Meredith and Time Inc, has finally launched for Android tablets in the US. It offers the latest and back issues of some the State's biggest magazines, all... >>

News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal

News Corp accused of targeting Sky-rival in new hacking scandal

By 27 March 2012

The BBC has accused News Corporation company NDS of paying computer hackers to crack and freely distribute keycodes that would allow pirates to clone the pay-TV smartcards of a Sky rival. BBC Panorama, first screened on the evening of 26 March, claims... >>

The Daily delivered to European iPads soon

The Daily delivered to European iPads soon

By 16 March 2011

News Corp's digital newspaper The Daily is all set to hit an iPad near you (should you happen to reside in Western Europe) before the first half of 2011 is up. That's the news coming from Jonathan Miller, the chief digital officer at the media conglomerate.... >>

Online news is killing newspapers

Online news is killing newspapers

By 15 March 2011

Online news has overtaken newspapers for the first time ever, in terms of where people regularly get their news fix from. The PEJ State of the Media report shows that, as 2010 was drawing to a close, online news was the only news platform that was gaining... >>

Rupert Murdoch given all clear for BSkyB takeover

Rupert Murdoch given all clear for BSkyB takeover

By 3 March 2011

Rupert Murdoch's plans to buy out the remaining shares in BSkyB have been given a massive boost, as the British Government has okayed News Corps proposal. He will be allowed to increase the corporation's shareholding from 39 per cent to 100 per cent,... >>

Editorial concerns at The Daily already?

Editorial concerns at The Daily already?

By 16 February 2011

iPad newspaper The Daily is, according to Rupert Murdoch at least, supposed to be an "indispensable source for news, information, and entertainment". But could the digital publication be failing to live up to its CEO's expectations just 2 weeks after... >>

The Daily (iPad) hands-on

The Daily (iPad) hands-on

By 2 February 2011

Costing a mammoth $30 million to set up and launch, and approximately $500,000 per day to run, Rupert Murdoch's latest venture, The Daily, is no mere application. The iPad-only (for now) multimedia news service may not be the most original of concepts,... >>


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