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  1. October 2, 2013

    Online social networks are too fragile to oppress us

    As the social networking industry hits its 10th anniversary, those at the top are doing well. Twitter will soon undergo an...

  2. August 28, 2013

    Loneliness of 72m BlackBerry owners

    Imet a friend for a drink in Los Angeles recently and put my phone on the bar while I paid. The barman bent over to look at...

  1. July 2, 2013

    Bebo founders buy back social network for $1m

    The founders of Bebo who sold the social networking site to AOL for $850m in 2008 have bought it back for $1m, hoping to...

  2. October 4, 2012

    Silicon Beach brings tech stardust to LA

    Silicon Valley has a lot to answer for when it comes to branding. The concentration of technology companies near San...

  3. August 23, 2012

    News Corp chief digital officer to depart

    Jonathan Miller, News Corp’s chief digital officer, is leaving Rupert Murdoch’s media empire at the end of September as the...

  4. August 22, 2012

    Another tech bubble is set to deflate

    After the dotcom bubble popped so spectacularly in 2000-2001, a few glum years for the technology industry have been...

  5. FT Alphaville

    June 18, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP No Greek relief rally for US markets either. The Nasdaq closed up 0.78 per cent at 2,895.33 after a strong showing...

  6. January 24, 2012

    Rivals spar over Google+ traffic

    Google has traded blows with a group of rivals including Facebook and Twitter as each side tries to seize the moral high...

  7. FT Tech Hub

    January 13, 2012

    Murdoch on MySpace: "We screwed up in every way possible"

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Rupert Murdoch has been tweeting his ruminations about the “digital tornado”...

  8. January 11, 2012

    What they don’t teach you at Lady Gaga U.

    Perhaps it is nostalgia for their own student years that drives academics’ fascination with popular music. To mark Bob...

  9. January 2, 2012

    Media tycoon Murdoch takes to Twitter

    Rupert Murdoch, the 80-year-old newspaper tycoon, has joined Twitter, the fast-paced messaging site that itself has...

  10. December 30, 2011

    Beyond Oblivion crashes before launch

    An ambitious digital music start-up that won heavy financial backing from News Corp has shut down before even releasing a...

  11. December 27, 2011

    Rupert Murdoch: bad press

    News Corp/Murdoch Few chairmen can have had such an annus horribilis as Rupert Murdoch did in 2011. Staff on his UK tabloid...

  12. FT Tech Hub

    November 18, 2011

    Zynga's pre-IPO management shuffle

    Zynga has announced that Owen Van Natta, the former Facebook executive and chief executive of MySpace, has resigned from his...

  13. October 26, 2011

    LivingSocial keeps eye on rival’s fate

    Plastered in the middle of an otherwise blank white wall at the Washington, DC headquarters of LivingSocial is a life-size...

  14. September 14, 2011

    Yahoo it yourself: the MBO option

    Even before choosing a new boss, Yahoo’s board must decide whether the company should remain independent or if shareholders...

  15. September 11, 2011

    Share and share alike: social media vie for attention

    The success of Facebook has already guaranteed Mark Zuckerberg his place in the history books. But the founder of the hugely...

  16. July 26, 2011

    Zuckerberg wannabes squander careers

    I used to think Mark Zuckerberg’s achievement with Facebook was a fabulous inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere. Now I’m...

  17. July 21, 2011

    News Corp: From headlines to bottom line

    An ever-changing empire View chart Rupert Murdoch is generating some of the biggest returns on shareholders’ capital in his...

  18. FT Alphaville

    July 18, 2011

    The good, the bad, and the ugly, News Corp edition

    You’ve heard of good banks, bad banks, and toxic assets. What about a good, bad and a toxic News Corporation? Nomura has a...

  19. July 15, 2011

    News Corp board needs to earn its keep

    Company boards have some clear responsibilities. First and foremost, their duty is to shareholders. Many of these are now...

  20. July 13, 2011

    Murdoch backers left with questions and few answers

    Even for a media empire as vast as News Corp, wresting hold of all of British Sky Broadcasting would have been a truly...

  21. July 10, 2011

    The Murdoch discount

    Shares in News Corp. have been available at a discount for a while. It has been cheaper than peers such as Disney, Viacom...

  22. June 30, 2011

    Social networks: matter of time

    The Capuchin crypt in Rome is decorated with the skulls of long-dead friars. A placard reads: “What you are now we used to...

  23. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2011

    News Corp drops MySpace for $35m

    News Corp has sold MySpace, the social network it bought in 2005 for $580m, to Specific Media for $35m, All Things D...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2011

    Murdoch's MySpace dream officially over

    After a drawn-out sales process and a saga that Rupert Murdoch, its chairman, would probably rather forget, News Corp has...

  25. June 29, 2011

    Murdoch’s MySpace dream turns to dust

    After a drawn-out sales process and a saga that Rupert Murdoch, its chairman, would probably rather forget, News Corp has...

  26. June 29, 2011

    News Corp set to keep stake in MySpace

    News Corp appears unlikely to make a clean break from MySpace, the lossmaking social networking site it acquired for $580m...

  27. June 20, 2011

    Internet chief plays to the audience

    Ross Levinsohn helped buy MySpace for News Corp in 2005 when old media companies were trying to become internet companies....

  28. June 7, 2011

    MySpace: life after web-death?

    The barriers to entry for new internet media companies are low. The fate of MySpace, for which owner News Corp is seeking a...

  29. May 10, 2011

    Zynga to offer Lady Gaga download

    Zynga, the social gaming company behind titles such as FarmVille and Mafia Wars, is expanding into music distribution after...

  30. May 9, 2011

    The electric car’s cool, state aid acid test

    “Go faster,” my guide says as I turn into the straight on a test track near Tel Aviv. I put my foot down and the Renault...

  31. May 3, 2011

    The latest tech news for business

    Winners and losers of the social networking realm Could the social networking bubble be losing some air? Perhaps not, but...

  32. March 30, 2011

    When the networks bubble over

    In Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, the Victorian writer Charles Mackay describes a company formed...

  33. March 11, 2011

    BSkyB deal would be icing on Murdoch’s cake

    Rupert Murdoch began his ninth decade at his desk on Friday, with little fanfare. News Corp executives avoided the topic of...

  34. February 23, 2011

    Apple risks sowing the seeds of its own downfall

    His desirable devices get more attention, but Steve Jobs has had as transformative an impact on content as on hardware. No...

  35. FT Alphaville

    February 3, 2011

    News Corp profit doubles

    Net income at News Corp has more than doubled to $642m for the fiscal second quarter, despite deep cuts at MySpace...

  36. February 2, 2011

    News Corp profit doubles despite MySpace charge

    Deep cuts at MySpace triggered a $275m charge to News Corp’s quarterly earnings, the US media group said as it disclosed...

  37. FT Tech Hub

    January 13, 2011

    Further Reading: iPad dents PC sales and the fate of MySpace

    From the FT: Richard Waters: Ballmer’s window of opportunity to prove his worth Apple iPad surge hits PC shipments...

  38. January 12, 2011

    Demand looks to raise $138m in IPO

    Demand Media, an internet start-up that mines search engine data to generate stories on popular topics, said on Wednesday it...

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