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Web bigwigs: Murdoch's paywalls are a mistake

Web bigwigs: Murdoch's paywalls are a mistake

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Leading industry figures from the web have rounded on Rupert Murdoch and suggested that he was wrong to put The Times behind a paywall.  Speaking during a panel at the Future of Media event during Internet Week New York, Google News senior business product... >>

New York Times begins to erect paywall

New York Times begins to erect paywall

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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... >>

Murdoch to block Google searches on News Corp content

Murdoch to block Google searches on News Corp content

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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... >>

Guardian thinking about "members' club"

Guardian thinking about "members' club"

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Guardian newspaper execs are considering launching a "members' club" with additional content, as an alternative to the "paywall" subscription approach being taken by Rupert Murdoch's News International. A survey sent out to registered members of the newspaper's... >>

Murdoch reiterates subscription plans

Murdoch reiterates subscription plans

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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,... >>

News Corp newspapers sites to start charging within a year

News Corp newspapers sites to start charging within a year

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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.

MySpace drives profits for Murdoch and co.

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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... >>

Microsoft ready to walk away from Yahoo

Microsoft ready to walk away from Yahoo

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Just days ago, Microsoft said it would continue to pursue Yahoo whatever its quarterly results (which were good) as the deadline for its $43.6 billion bid creeps ever closer. But chief executive Steve Ballmer has now told a press conference packed with... >>

Microsoft says we want Yahoo whatever its results

Microsoft says we want Yahoo whatever its results

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Microsoft has pre-empted the announcement of Yahoo's quarterly results saying that its takeover bid stands whatever the outcome is. Its $43.2 billion offer for Yahoo was rejected way back in February, but a battle of words has been raging ever since with... >>

Murdoch won't take on Microsoft over Yahoo

Murdoch won't take on Microsoft over Yahoo

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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... >>