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  1. April 10, 2014

    Kiosked turns UK news sites into online shopping centres

    Several UK newspapers including The Telegraph and The Mirror have started to use technology on their websites that turns...

  2. March 31, 2014

    A patriarch Murdoch should have emulated

    Leonardo Del Vecchio and Rupert Murdoch have plenty in common. The chairman of Luxottica, the eyewear group, and the...

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  1. March 28, 2014

    Week in Review, March 29

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories. Lachlan Murdoch favourite to take over empire The...

  2. March 28, 2014

    CBS $3.3bn billboard spin-off signals end of era

    CBS’s spin-off of its $3.3bn billboard business into a public company, which began trading on Friday, signals the end of an...

  3. March 26, 2014

    Murdoch brings Lachlan in from cold

    Lachlan Murdoch walked out of his day job at News Corp in 2005, frustrated after clashing with executives including Fox...

  4. March 26, 2014

    21st Century Fox: generous servings

    At many family gatherings, Dad carves the roast. Rupert Murdoch simply serves up plum executive postings to his children....

  5. Business Blog

    March 26, 2014

    The Murdoch succession: bring on the therapists

    My first reaction to the latest news of changes at the top of the Murdoch empire was: did the shrink get involved?...

  6. March 26, 2014

    Lachlan returns to Murdoch empire succession race

    Lachlan Murdoch is back in the race to succeed his father, nine years after leaving Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, with a...

  7. March 3, 2014

    Rebekah Brooks says NotW shutdown considered in June 2011

    Rebekah Brooks and other executives considered “the shutdown option” of closing the News of the World newspaper in June 2011...

  8. February 23, 2014

    News media must adapt to demands of app users

    The Sun loves punning headlines such as Mad Müller – when an Islamic extremist went shopping for yoghurt – and Celebrity Big...

  9. February 21, 2014

    Discovery in talks with BSkyB over joint Channel 5 bid

    The John Malone-backed Discovery Communications is in talks with BSkyB over joining a bid for Channel 5, which is being sold...

  10. February 17, 2014

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp wins A$880m Australia tax battle

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has been paid A$882m by Australia’s tax authorities following its victory in a legal battle over...

  11. February 6, 2014

    News Corp pledges ‘fundamental’ Dow Jones review

    News Corp has promised a “fundamental review” of Dow Jones’ institutional business following the recent departure of Lex...

  12. February 5, 2014

    Debt-laden Time Inc prepares for spin-off

    Time Inc needs to start printing money. The publishing group will start life as an independent company with $1.3bn in net...

  13. January 28, 2014

    News groups face age-old problem with online upstarts

    “New times require new journalism,” said Rupert Murdoch in 2011, as he launched an iPad-only magazine, The Daily, intended...

  14. January 21, 2014

    Fenwick leaves in Dow Jones shake-up

    Lex Fenwick has left his post as chief executive of News Corp’s Dow Jones with immediate effect following a disappointing...

  15. January 9, 2014

    21st century Fox to seek to drop its Australian listing

    Rupert Murdoch has taken a step to distance his media empire from its roots in Australia after 21st century Fox said it...

  16. January 6, 2014

    Waxman seeks clarity on shake-up at Tribune newspapers

    A prominent US lawmaker is pressing Tribune to clarify its plans for its newspaper portfolio, saying the media company was...

  17. January 6, 2014

    News Corp leaves Wapping for ‘Baby Shard’ building in London

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has signed a 30-year lease to make the ‘baby Shard’ in London Bridge the headquarters of its UK...

  18. December 20, 2013

    News Corp buys social news agency Storyful

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has snapped up Storyful, a social and video news agency for the digital age, in a $25m deal that...

  19. December 18, 2013

    Times newspaper losses reach £500m

    The group that owns The Times newspaper has lost more than £500m in the past decade, highlighting the challenge facing...

  20. December 2, 2013

    Chernin buys large stake in Crunchyroll

    Peter Chernin, a former News Corp executive, has bought a controlling stake in a specialist video streaming business as he...

  21. November 27, 2013

    MailOnline to launch its ‘journalism crack’ in Australia

    MailOnline has taken aim at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp by announcing that it will launch in Australia early next year. The...

  22. November 20, 2013

    Tribune restructuring prompts 700 newspaper job cuts

    Tribune, the television and publishing group that owns titles such as the Los Angeles Times, is to cut 700 jobs, a 6 per...

  23. November 19, 2013

    Murdochs move towards amicable divorce settlement

    Rupert Murdoch is moving towards an “amicable” divorce settlement with Wendi Deng Murdoch this week, according to people...

  24. November 11, 2013

    News Corp points to Australian newspaper headwinds

    The challenges facing the newspaper industry were laid bare in News Corp’s first results since its separation from 21st...

  25. November 10, 2013

    Companies diary: November 11 – November 17

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  26. November 5, 2013

    21st Century Fox profits hit by sports channel launch

    The cost of launching a new sports channel and a poorer performance from its movie studio hit 21st Century Fox’s first...

  27. November 5, 2013

    Media: Tight focus

    The monument to the worst merger in corporate history can be found at Columbus Circle in Manhattan, where two glittering...

  28. October 27, 2013

    Big publishers take fresh look at digital book services

    Netflix has surpassed 40m global subscribers. Spotify has more than 6m paying users. Digital film and music streaming...

  29. October 27, 2013

    The ‘phone-hacking’ trial

    Following the closure of the News of the World newspaper in 2011, the Leveson Inquiry into the media and a two-year police...

  30. Business Blog

    October 2, 2013

    Divorce: what happens in the CEO's bedroom matters to the boardroom

    Stephen Elop, ex-Nokia, soon-to-be ex-husband I firmly believe boards need to be less squeamish about prying into their...

  31. September 30, 2013

    Hedge funds move out of shorts with eyes on bull run in markets

    Hedge funds’ bets on falling share prices have dropped to their lowest level in years as traders predict an extended bull...

  32. September 27, 2013

    James Murdoch to chair Sky Deutschland

    James Murdoch has been promoted to the position of chairman of Sky Deutschland marking the latest stage in the...

  33. September 24, 2013

    MPs scrap call for Rupert Murdoch to appear before parliamentary committee

    MPs have dropped their call for Rupert Murdoch to appear before the culture, media and sport committee this autumn, meaning...

  34. September 11, 2013

    Southeastern takes 11.9% stake in News Corp voting shares

    Southeastern Asset Management, which worked with Carl Icahn on his tilt at Dell, has become the largest voting shareholder...

  35. Business Blog

    September 6, 2013

    Fact and fiction when Rupert Murdoch met John Le Carré

    The allegations that have swirled around Rupert Murdoch’s media business for more than two years have sometimes seemed like...

  36. September 3, 2013

    News Corp spins off local news titles

    News Corp sold the 33 publications in its Dow Jones Local Media Group to an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group,...

  37. August 19, 2013

    Middle East’s Al Jazeera launches 24-hour US cable news channel

    Al Jazeera is launching its around-the-clock cable news network in the US on Tuesday, testing whether the Middle Eastern...

  38. August 18, 2013

    Phone hacking probe focus turns to News UK

    News UK is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over allegations of phone hacking and illegal payments to public...

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