News Corp

News Corp wants Google to take stronger action against piracy

News Corporation is the latest company to put pressure on Google to take more drastic measures against piracy. Google argues that cable providers' prices are too high, resulting in higher rates of illegal downloads.
Home Theater

News Corp draws line in the sand over Aereo

During an opening Keynote speech at NAB 2013, Newscorp COO Chase Carey said that Fox will pull it's Broadcast signal if Internet TV re-broadcaster, Aereo, wasn't shut down by the courts. Threat or bluff, Fox is indicating it has no qualms…

News Corp pushes its way into the classroom with educational Amplify tablet

News Corp and its educational business Amplify has announced the Amplify Tablet, an Android slate designed expressly for use in schools, ready to challenge the iPad's growing user base in the educational system.

The Daily lays off a third of its staff

Just weeks after rumors started that it may be in trouble, News Corporation's digital newspaper The Daily has lost almost a third of its staff, with two entire sections of the paper almost entirely wiped out as a result.

iPad newspaper The Daily faces uncertain future

Launched just over a year ago, News Corp's The Daily iPad newspaper was called the future of news journalism. Now, however, it faces the possibility of cancellation as its parent company splits in two.

News Corp. offers $4.7 million to phone hacking victims

Stemming from the phone hacking scandal that ending up halting production of the now-defunct News of the World, News Corp. is attempting to shell out a large quantity of money to avoid a lawsuit.
Social Media

News Corp. lost a quarter of a billion dollars on MySpace sale

While Justin Timberlake is hoping that people will return to MySpace in droves, Rupert Murdoch is likely happy to get rid of the social network. However, News Corp. paid a hefty price for mismanaging the social website.

Hulu announces video streaming expansion for Japan

While constant buyout rumors continue to swirl around the popular television and movie streaming service, Hulu is increasing the speed of international expansion by announcing plans to entertain the citizens of Japan.

Firefox and Chrome tools block Murdoch-owned websites

Hacking attacks aren't the only headaches for the digital side of Rupert Murdoch's empire. New Firefox and Chrome additions allow people to avoid Murdoch properties on the Web.
Social Media

Reports: Hulu acquisition talks hanging up on exclusivity

Names like Yahoo, Microsoft, and Amazon are pondering bids on Hulu...but it all seems to come down to how long they can get a lock on Hulu's content.

LulzSec returns – hacks website of Murdoch’s Sun newspaper

As if Rupert Murdoch didn't have enough on his plate at the moment - LulzSec came out of retirement on Monday to hack the website of the UK's most widely read newspaper, the Sun. The hacking group posted a fake report claiming that the…

Phone-hacking scandal forces ‘News of the World’ to shut down

A deepening cellphone-hacking scandal has led News Corp to shut down News of the World after 168 years of publishing.

Justin Timberlake might bring talent competition to MySpace

So what exactly will Justin Timberlake be doing at MySpace? Possibly turning it into a talent competition.
Movies & TV

Justin Timberlake buys ownership stake in MySpace

You know what's cool? Owning a MySpace — at least according to singer and actor Justin Timberlake, who just helped buy the failing social network for $35 million.
Social Media

MySpace sold from the bargain bin at $35 million

MySpace, the once giant social network has been sold by News Corp. for $35 million to the advertising network Specific Media.

Rumor: Myspace to lay off 37.5% of workforce on Wednesday

Rumors are flying that Myspace will once again be cutting deep into its workforce with 37.5% of employees hitting the pavement and the classifieds come Wednesday.

Viacom, Time Warner call a time-out on iPad fight

Time Warner and Viacom are postponing their court battle over making TV programming available on the iPad while they try to work out a deal.

Hulu tempted to sell by mystery bidder

Hulu is being tempted to sell by a mystery bidder who's reaffirming the streaming video's company's pivotal spot in the online video world.