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Ex-News International boss to be CEO of Virgin Media

Ex-News International boss to be CEO of Virgin Media

By 8 May 2013

Virgin Media's new chief executive will be Tom Mockridge, a former Rupert Murdoch confidant who has previously acted as CEO of News International, CEO of Sky Italia and CEO of News Corp's European television operations. He has also been a non-executive... >>

News International to put The Sun behind paywall, joins growing list of newspapers after your cash

News International to put The Sun behind paywall, joins growing list of newspapers after your cash

By 27 March 2013

News International has confirmed that it will be putting The Sun online behind some form of paywall later in the year. The news follows similar announcements over the past few days from other newspaper websites, including the Telegraph and The Washington... >>

The Times to allow search engines to show first two sentences from its articles

The Times to allow search engines to show first two sentences from its articles

By 26 September 2012

The Times is to allow search engines to preview the first two lines of its articles from its website for the first time since implementing a paywall in July 2010.  It means potential new readers will be able to “try before they buy”, getting a snippet... >>

VIDEO: Rebecca Black's Friday repurposed for News International phone hacking scandal

VIDEO: Rebecca Black's Friday repurposed for News International phone hacking scandal

By 22 July 2011

Those YouTube bandits are at it again, creating funny virals for us to waste our Friday afternoons watching. This time the focus is on Rebekah Brooks, the ever popular ex-News International chief executive, who has been treated to her own special parody... >>

Times haemorrhages readers after building paywall

Times haemorrhages readers after building paywall

By 20 July 2010

Since adopting a pay model, the website of UK newspapers The Times and The Sunday Times has lost around 90 per cent of its readership.  Since 15 June, readers are required to pay a subscription of £2 per week, or £1 per day if they just want to dip... >>

The Times prepares for paywall launch

The Times prepares for paywall launch

By 25 May 2010

Rupert Murdoch's quest for further riches has, this week, seen the launch of the new Times and Sunday Times websites, which Murdoch's company News International is planning to hide away behind a paywall. For £1 a day, or £2 a week, readers will be able... >>

Times and Sunday Times websites to charge from June

Times and Sunday Times websites to charge from June

By 26 March 2010

The way we access the Internet will most likely fundamentally change following the decision by The Times and Sunday Times to start charging to visit their websites. Called a "paywall", the newspaper will charge users £1 for a day's access and £2 for... >>

Google site ranking system thrown into question by lawsuit

Google site ranking system thrown into question by lawsuit

By 30 October 2006

Google is being sued by a small parenting website, KinderStart, for downgrading the site’s ranking to a “zero”. A federal judge, Jeremy Fogel of a US District Court in California, is to determine whether Google defamed the company by leaving it... >>

Murdoch may organise a hit on wounded Eidos

By 22 February 2005

Eidos hasn't been in the best of shape recently, shutting down one of Ion Storm's studios in the US and hoping that Hitman fans will buy Blood Money in droves to help revitalise the company's share performance. While EA takes a stake in Ubi Soft instead,... >>