No sooner did The Observer report that Jesse Angelo had signed the deed for an East 69th Street mansion that once belonged to Jim Henson than News Corp. announced that Rupert Murdoch’s son James would be taking over the No. 3 spot at his dad’s company, as happened this morning. News Corp.’s Read More
Now it’s official: As was presaged at the launch of News Corp.’s The Daily, Apple today is rolling out a new subscription model for digital content publishers who distribute via the App Store. The details of the plan mirror those outlined for The Daily, Apple said:
Publishers set the price and Read More
The royal family has refused to grant Rupert Murdoch the right to broadcast the upcoming royal wedding in 3-D, citing the distraction the new and imperfect technology would impose on the ceremony. The wedding is to take place in Westminster Abbey, a small space that could restrict the ability of 3-D broadcasting. The delightfully British Read More
Speaking at the DLD conference in Munich yesterday, James Murdoch, son of Rupert and head of News Corp.’s operations in Asia and Europe, said the currently-delayed tablet newspaper The Daily would appear in “a few weeks.”
He didn’t have much to report beyond that. The newspaper will still cost 99 cents a week Read More
This week, CNN celebrated Piers Morgan’s ascent to Larry King’s anchor chair with a bash at the apartment of NewsBeast editrix Tina Brown. By all accounts it was a good party, despite the fact that its location, WWD discovered, had been transformed into Tina’s “brainstorming” bunker where she’s “assembling the team” for the Read More
Talent and media giant IMG has sold their eight year-old fashion week newspaper The Daily to founder Brandusa Niro, reports Jeff Bercovici.
So, yeah, not the super-hyped Rupert Murdoch tablet newspaper The Daily.
Any confusion would be warranted, according to Niro.
IMG previously had its lawyers investigate whether News Corp. Read More
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Brooklyn had its biggest tech exit ever this morning, when it was announced that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is buying Wireless Generation for $360 million.
The acquisition is the first big move following Murdoch’s acquisition of Joel Klein, the former New York City Education Chancellor.
NYC’s school system is one of Wireless Read More
Myspace and Facebook are going to make a joint announcement today — an unprecedented event in the history of these once-competitive rivals.
The invitation, reported by Mashable’s Ben Parr, doesn’t say much: “Please join us for an invitation-only announcement by Mike Jones, CEO of Myspace, and Dan Rose, VP of Partnerships and Platform Read More
Sasha Frere-Jones, a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2004, will be the culture editor at The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s iPad newspaper, David Carr is reporting. The high-profile get is just the latest sign that News Corp. is serious about this first-of-its-kind tablet-only publication, and serious about funding it.
Frere-Jones still has time on Read More