Tag: news corp
News Corp files formal complaint with EC over Google
News Corp is battling Google again: this time with a formal complaint to the European Commission over how the search engine handles news content. “News Corp is concerned Google reinforces its dominance in general search...
April 20, 2016
Google hits back at News Corp criticism of its piracy attitudes
“Google has done more than almost any other company to help tackle online piracy.” That’s one of the key lines in Google’s point-by-point rebuttal of News Corporation’s recent letter to the European...
September 27, 2014
Moshtix reaches 1m subscribers
More Australian news as ticketing Moshtix has signed up 1m subscribers in its first year as an independent company after CEO Harley Evans and business partner Vanessa Bond bought the company back from News Corp. The company...
September 10, 2014
iLike co-founder slams Rupert Murdoch for mismanagement
We reported yesterday on the demise of social music service iLike, but now co-founder Hadi Partovi has spoken out about what he sees as News Corporation's mismanagement of the service after it was acquired by Myspace.
February 9, 2012
Former News Corp exec Mike Lang on lessons learned from the music industry
When he worked at News Corporation, Mike Lang played a big role in the company's acquisition of Myspace and subsequent launch of Myspace Music. Nowadays, he's CEO of reborn movie studio Miramax. In a keynote at the MIPCOM...
October 4, 2011
Reports suggest MySpace sale may be $20-$30m and lead to music focus
News Corporation may be nearing the finishing line in its sale of social network Myspace, although the value is thought to be between $20 million and $30 million. That's a lot less than the $100 million News Corp was hoping...
June 29, 2011
Myspace still losing money for News Corporation (and so is The Daily)
News Corporation announced its latest quarterly results last night, with Q1 revenues of $8.26 billion and net income of $682 million. There was no news on the ongoing sale of Myspace, but News Corp did say
May 5, 2011
MocoSpace throws its hat in the ring to buy Myspace
With News Corporation now openly talking of its desire to sell Myspace, one suitor emerged on Friday via the bizarre medium of a press release.
February 7, 2011
The Daily goes live, as Apple subscription rules get clearer
Yesterday, News Corporation launched The Daily, its new iPad news app. It's the first to use Apple's new in-app subscription system, which may eventually be useful for music apps too
February 3, 2011
News Corporation puts MySpace up for sale
Yesterday's financial results from News Corporation revealed that the company spent $275 million in the last quarter restructuring its digital media group, while writing down the value of some of its key assets.
February 3, 2011
James Murdoch on three strikes, search engines and gadget makers
News Corporation's James Murdoch has given a speech where he lays into detractors of anti-piracy legislation, as well as search engines and consumer electronics firms...
May 24, 2010