News Corp archive

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

  • The Daily to launch on other tablets
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    The Daily to launch on other tablets

    By 2 February 2011

    The Daily will not be an iPad exclusive digital publication forever, Rupert Murdoch confirmed at the launch event in New York. "We've been quite honest with Apple about that," said the News Corp. CEO. "As other tablets get established we will develop...

  • Read all about it: The Daily iPad newspaper on sale now
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    Read all about it: The Daily iPad newspaper on sale now

    By 2 February 2011

    Rupert Murdoch took to the stage at the Guggenheim Museum in New York to officially launch The Daily - the digital iPad newspaper which is a result of a partnership between the Australian's News Corp. and Apple. Murdoch, who would have surely been joined...

  • The Daily iPad digital newspaper to launch 2 February
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    The Daily iPad digital newspaper to launch 2 February

    By 28 January 2011

    The joint venture between News Corp and Apple to produce The Daily, it's joint iPad digital newspaper, is now set to launch on the 2 February. This is after a delay rumoured to have been caused by Apple's new iTunes subscription platform. According to...

  • The Daily iPad newspaper launch delayed
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    The Daily iPad newspaper launch delayed

    By 14 January 2011

    News Corp has confirmed that the planned January release for The Daily, its joint-venture iPad digital newspaper with Apple, has been delayed. There have been reports that the delay could be months, but All Things Digital quote a source who states the...

  • New York Times begins to erect paywall
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    New York Times begins to erect paywall

    By 20 January 2010

    The New York Times, part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire that includes the Wall Street Journal, The Times, the Sun and... er... MySpace, has begun taking steps to erect a paywall around the site that would mean that visitors would have to pony up cash...

  • US publishing giants join forces for digital standards
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    US publishing giants join forces for digital standards

    By 9 December 2009

    In the States, five big publishing companies have announced they are to team-up on a venture that will see open standards created for the new era of digital publishing on portable digital devices, such as the as-yet unconfirmed Apple iTablet that's got...

  • Google makes concession to Murdoch
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    Google makes concession to Murdoch

    By 2 December 2009

    Google has taken a step towards reconciliation in its war with Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. The search engine has offered to give publishers a little more control over how users access their stories. In a post on the Google News Blog, the company announced...

  • Microsoft offers money for News Corp to de-Google its content
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    Microsoft offers money for News Corp to de-Google its content

    By 23 November 2009

    The Rupert Murdoch saga over Google making News Corp content widely available for people to "steal" has taken an interesting turn according to recent insider reports, suggesting Microsoft has been invited to enter talks with the media giant on the topic....

  • Murdoch to block Google searches on News Corp content
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    Murdoch to block Google searches on News Corp content

    By 9 November 2009

    News content from The Times and The Sun could soon be noticeably absent in online searches and news aggregators if News Corp's chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch, has is way. Murdoch, not shy to speak out about how he feels Google has threatened the newspaper...

  • Murdoch reiterates subscription plans
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    Murdoch reiterates subscription plans

    By 6 August 2009

    A few months back, Rupert Murdoch - the CEO of News Corp, which owns the Times and Sun newspapers - said he was planning to start charging for content on the websites of the Sun, The Times and the News of the World. Well, he's talking about it again,...

  • MySpace plans gaming push
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    MySpace plans gaming push

    By 24 July 2009

    News Corp's latest plan to make MySpace into a go-to destination for web surfers is to turn it into a gaming platform, according to News Corp digital head Jonathan Miller. Miller told the Fortune Brainstorm: TECH conference in Pasadena, California that...

  • News Corp newspapers sites to start charging within a year
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    News Corp newspapers sites to start charging within a year

    By 7 May 2009

    Access to the Times' and the Sun's websites will be for paying customers only within the next year, according to Rupert Murdoch, the boss of News Corporation that owns the papers. Following the Wall Street Journal's apparently successful trials of paid-for...

  • MySpace drives profits for Murdoch and co.
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    MySpace drives profits for Murdoch and co.

    By 11 August 2008

    News Corp has warneed that it may be facing a tough economic environment for the rest of the year, but 2008 to date has been rosy. The media giant posted a 21% year-on-year rise in pre-tax profits for the 12 months to 30 June, boosted by a 57% revenue...

  • Hulu to make debut tomorrow
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    Hulu to make debut tomorrow

    By 11 March 2008

    It was announced way back in March last year but now News Corp and NBC's rival to both iTunes and YouTube is going to launch in the US tomorrow. The site will show both full episodes and clips from television shows - available free of charge - but advertising...

  • Murdoch won't take on Microsoft over Yahoo
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    Murdoch won't take on Microsoft over Yahoo

    By 11 March 2008

    Media magnate Rupert Murdoch has confirmed he is not going to get into a bidding war with Microsoft over Yahoo. He did admit that his company, News Corp, has been in talks with yahoo over the possibility of combining Murdoch-owned MySpace and the company's...