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Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter following tumultuous 2011

Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter following tumultuous 2011

By 3 January 2012

Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful and controversial figures in media, has joined Twitter; and he's gained over 80,000 followers in the short  time he's been a member. The media baron's decision to join the social network follows a tumultuous 2011... >>

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,... >>

The Daily to launch on other tablets

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... >>

Jobs and Murdoch to unveil The Daily on 19 January

Jobs and Murdoch to unveil The Daily on 19 January

By 11 January 2011

Extra, extra, read all about it - media moguls team up for digital newspaper assault. That's right people, two of the most successful businessmen in the world, Apple's Steve Jobs and News Corp's Rupert Murdoch, are going to take to the stage at the same... >>

Web bigwigs: Murdoch's paywalls are a mistake

Web bigwigs: Murdoch's paywalls are a mistake

By 8 June 2010

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

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... >>

Murdoch to block Google searches on News Corp content

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... >>

Guardian thinking about "members' club"

Guardian thinking about "members' club"

By 12 August 2009

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

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,... >>

News Corp newspapers sites to start charging within a year

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... >>


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