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News Corporation (NWS)

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  • Aug. 6, 2009, 11:33 AM
    Fred Wilson on Rupert Murdoch's promise to turn all of News Corp.'s (NWS) new sites into paid properies: Let the experiments begin!
    | Aug. 6, 2009, 11:33 AM | Comment!
  • Jul. 27, 2009, 9:51 AM
    Media executives say the big four U.S. TV networks - CBS (CBS), NBC (GE), ABC (DIS) and Fox (NWS) - are losing the tug-of-war over ad prices, accepting widespread cuts for the first time since 2001.
    | Jul. 27, 2009, 9:51 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jul. 13, 2009, 4:58 PM
    Two potential buyers of BusinessWeek: Dow Jones (NWS) and Bloomberg. "Valuation will be very difficult, and the buyer is going to have to determine the future of the magazine by making a judgment of the value of information BW delivers that makes it different, and how they deliver it digitally." (earlier)
    | Jul. 13, 2009, 4:58 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 13, 2009, 12:50 PM
    After losing the social networking battle to Facebook, MySpace (NWS) plans to refocus 'as an entertainment portal.' Some have a hard time seeing why that would work, but Murdoch seems committed.
    | Jul. 13, 2009, 12:50 PM | Comment!
  • Jul. 9, 2009, 9:12 AM
    The Guardian unloads a big-time scoop: Illegal wiretapping at News Corp.'s (NWS) U.K. tabloid News of the World was far more widespread than initially understood, including hacking the deputy prime minister's phone (!). The executive running the show at the time? Les Hinton, now CEO of Dow Jones.
    | Jul. 9, 2009, 9:12 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 1, 2009, 8:12 AM
    Paramount Pictures (VIA) is looking to merge its home entertainment unit with a rival and is in advanced talks with Sony Pictures (SNE) and Fox studio (NWS).
    | Jul. 1, 2009, 8:12 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 24, 2009, 1:31 PM
    Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton says Google (GOOG) - the big bad 'digital vampire' - is "sucking the blood" out of the newspaper business. But fear not. Hinton says DJ parent News Corp. (NWS) is working on a consolidated platform to help its papers and those of other publishers hawk their digital wares.
    | Jun. 24, 2009, 1:31 PM | 4 Comments
  • Jun. 16, 2009, 1:50 PM
    MySpace (NWS -2.9%) prunes its staff by 30%, or about 425 workers. "Simply put, our staffing levels were bloated and hindered our ability to be an efficient and nimble team-oriented company," chief Owen Van Natta says. The news comes as Facebook laps MySpace for the first time as top U.S. social networking site.
    | Jun. 16, 2009, 1:50 PM | Comment!
  • Jun. 11, 2009, 7:43 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) is apparently nearing a deal to offload the Weekly Standard, a magazine about conservative politics, to Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz.
    | Jun. 11, 2009, 7:43 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 4, 2009, 8:22 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) succeeds in luring back Chase Carey, CEO of DirecTV Group (DTV). Effective July 1, Carey will serve as News Corp.'s president and COO.
    | Jun. 4, 2009, 8:22 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 2, 2009, 8:02 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) is trying to lure back Chase Carey, CEO of DirecTV Group (DTV), to serve as a top lieutenant to Rupert Murdoch after President and COO Peter Chernin leaves the company next month.
    | Jun. 2, 2009, 8:02 AM | Comment!
  • May 28, 2009, 9:55 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) is looking to broaden its advertising deal with Google (GOOG) by selling access to more of its media properties.
    | May 28, 2009, 9:55 AM | Comment!
  • May 14, 2009, 10:40 AM
    The landmark, $900M ad-search deal between Google (GOOG) and MySpace (NWS) has little chance of being renegotiated on similar terms, sources say. The newly-revealed contract also helps explain MySpace's seeming obsesion with page views, which may have helped Facebook supplant the pioneer.
    | May 14, 2009, 10:40 AM | Comment!
  • May 12, 2009, 12:38 PM
    Twitter leapfrogs New York Times (NYT) and WSJ (NWS) for unique visitors in April.
    | May 12, 2009, 12:38 PM | Comment!
  • May 11, 2009, 8:01 AM
    WSJ's (NWS) online site will launch a "sophisticated micro-payments service" this fall as the news industry struggles to find a more viable online business model. Publishers may be given limited exemption from antitrust laws to discuss online pricing models.
    | May 11, 2009, 8:01 AM | Comment!
  • May 9, 2009, 5:05 PM
    Don't be so quick to sneer at Rupert Murdoch's (NWS) plans to charge for web content, Bryan Appleyard says: "If the web makes no money or, at least, not enough to sustain proper news operations - and it doesn't - then you will either get no proper news, or just none on the web."
    | May 9, 2009, 5:05 PM | 5 Comments
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News Corp is a diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses.