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News Corporation (NWS)

  • Dec. 26, 2008, 7:26 AM
    Thanks to customer demand, Gannett's (GCI) flagship USA Today becomes the latest paper to be sold through Kindle (AMZN). Kindle's five top-selling newspapers: New York Times, WSJ (NWS), Washington Post (WPO), Financial Times (TRI), Chicago Tribune.
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  • Dec. 24, 2008, 10:30 AM
    The Washington Post (WPO) and the Baltimore Sun will start sharing content to save money. Are the New York Times (NYT) and New York Post (NWS) next?
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  • Dec. 23, 2008, 8:47 AM
    News Corp.'s (NWS) stake in German TV station Premiere could 'theoretically' exceed 50%, says Premiere CEO Mark Williams. News Corp., with a 25.01% stake, plans to backstop a new rights issue aimed at raising €450M for the German firm.
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  • Dec. 17, 2008, 8:36 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) will switch to Nasdaq from NYSE. "Nasdaq made News Corp. an offer it couldn't refuse: quite a lot of money to switch its listing..." said a NYSE spokesman. Nasdaq and NWS said they don't discuss their business arrangements.
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  • Dec. 16, 2008, 10:00 AM
    The grumpiest of the Bancrofts are smiling, Breakingviews says, while News Corp. (NWS) shareholders grimace at the $5B boss Murdoch shelled out to acquire Dow Jones one year ago. The deal saddled NWS with even more exposure to newspapers and financials, just as both entered their darkest hours.
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  • Dec. 11, 2008, 4:41 PM
    Network TV (CBS, DIS, NWS, TWX, VIA) is dying a slow death, Pali Research says, citing improving cable programming, DVR penetration and rising costs. An impending SAG strike, which it believes will be authorized, will just increase the pain, particularly for CBS.
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  • Dec. 11, 2008, 2:37 PM
    A new competitor for Kindle (AMZN): Nintendo (NTDOY) and HarperCollins (NWS) turn the DS portable game console into a electronic book reader, for now in the U.K. More to come?
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  • Dec. 10, 2008, 7:58 AM
    U.S. viewers watched 13.5B online videos in October, +45% Y/Y. Leading the pack: Google (GOOG) with 39.7% of viewers, followed distantly by Fox Interactive (NWS) and Yahoo (YHOO). If only they could find a way to make some money off the business.
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  • Dec. 9, 2008, 3:17 PM
    Judith Regan settled her wrongful dismissal case with HarperCollins (NWS) for $10.75M, a court filing reveals. Her law firm? Dreier LLP. Ring a bell?
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  • Dec. 4, 2008, 9:47 AM
    A watershed day for the Big Two newspapers: NY Times (NYT) online activates TimesExtra, an alternate home page that (gasp) links out to other sources (PR). And Wall Street Journal's (NWS) print edition, for the first time ever, runs a front-page ad wrap (?) (a-la NY Post) from Dell (DELL).
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  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:38 PM
    Rupert Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff on MySpace (NWS): "That’s gonna go down. What they are looking at is the distinct possibility that it can go down to nothing."
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  • Nov. 19, 2008, 7:19 AM
    Rumors swirl on who might be the next Yahoo (YHOO) CEO. Possibilities include: former Yahoo execs Ellen Siminoff and Dan Rosensweig, News Corp. (NWS) Pres. Peter Chernin and former eBay (EBAY) chief Meg Whitman. More here and here.
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  • Nov. 17, 2008, 2:52 PM
    Shares of media companies struggle on concerns over a rapidly deteriorating advertising market, after Morgan Stanley lowers its 2009 ad outlook to -8% from -5%. VIA -4.9%. CBS -6%. NWS -5.8%. TWX -4.15%.
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  • Nov. 10, 2008, 4:16 AM
    With an eye towards boosting ad revenue, YouTube (GOOG) will begin showing full-length movies and TV shows from MGM's (SNE, CMCSA) archives. The move will put YouTube in more direct competition with online video site Hulu (NWS, GE).
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  • Nov. 6, 2008, 9:17 AM
    Premarket losers: LVS -32%. THQI -31%. FCN -27%. MDR -24%. DOX -20%. NWS -12%. BX -12%. TM -12%. MGM -9%. GFA -8%. ERIC -8%. ALU -8%. WFC -7%. ACGY -7%. MT -7%. AAUK -7%. HMC -7%. BYD -7%.
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  • Nov. 6, 2008, 7:34 AM
    News Corp. (NWS) says FY 2009 profit will drop in the 'low to mid teens' in percentage terms, from a previously forecast 4-6% gain, on a strong dollar and shrinking ad sales at its Fox stations and newspapers. Shares -18% premarket.
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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.