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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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...
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MySpace still ‘a work in progress’ says News Corp

News Corporation announced its Q1 financials last night, with overall revenues of $8.8 billion and a profit of $839 million. However, operating losses increased in the company's digital media group, which includes MySpace....