Gary Bourgeault
Long only, research analyst, portfolio strategy, media

News Corp. And Its War To Rise Above Its Competitors

When a company is in the type of business News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS) is in, competition comes just about from everywhere; including print and digital. To combat that, the company has taken some quick steps to grow and differentiate, as it has a big war chest to work from, with no debt on the books. Even after a couple of recent acquisitions, it still has about $2.5 billion available for strategic moves.

Among its first acquisitions were Storify and Harlequin, both of which fill an interesting niche. With the backing of its parent company, Storify is quickly moving into some very interesting areas, while Harlequin gives News Corp. a much larger international footprint with its HarperCollins unit, which it...

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