Regarding the scandal that has roiled Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire, a few things seem clear. The phone-hacking scandal in London is deplorable. Journalists have violated the privacy of ordinary citizens and, it is alleged, the law of the land in the United Kingdom. Tabloid reporters from the now-shuttered News of the World showed a Read More
The Times‘s Joe Nocera has finally gotten his chance to shine during the current News of the World scandal, intoning last week that Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal had been characterized by lack of ethics and “weirdly, sometimes surprisingly unsophisticated coverage of business” and going yet further today. “There is something undeniably rich Read More
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The New York Media Softball League continues to heat up as landlocked editorial staffers channel their sublimated rage into line drives. Two-time champions the Wall Street Journal Capitalists faced off against the Newsweek/Daily Beast team during Week 2 of the league’s exhibition play. In 2010, the only team to slay the mighty Beast was Newsweek. After a tumultuous year in which the properties merged and the editorial reins were handed to Tina Brown, the combined entity can be sure of at least one outcome: a better, tougher softball team.
The e-G8 tech summit sponsored by French President Nicolas “No Sleep ‘Til Tripoli” Sarkozy kicked off Tuesday in Paris, and a few hours into it Off the Record found Robert Thomson, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and close friend of Rupert Murdoch, outside the main white tent in the Tuileries Garden. Mr. Thomson Read More
Over the last year, a narrative emerged in the work of Wall Street Journal relationship columnist Elizabeth Bernstein.
It started with “The Tricky Art of Sleeping Together,” “Helping a Loved One Fight Depression,” “Sick of This Text: ‘Sorry I’m Late’,” “Sorry? Really? Behind the Apology Gap,” “Coping With Adult Temper Tantrums” and “She Talks, But Does Read More
“This isn’t newsgathering; it’s titillating gossip…Perhaps the article was more about Bloomberg LP’s juggernaut appetite for market share on Dow Jones’s turf. Shame the jets were caught in the crossfire.”
–Nigel Moll of Business Aviation, on the WSJ story about Bloomberg’s jet-setting habits. Read More
If you follow techies in the Twittersphere, you know that hundreds of thousands of people on the Internet have met, fallen in love with and married Quora, the hottest startup question-and-answer scene.
The Wall Street Journal just discovered Quora, however, and did not fall in love: “I found it uninviting, geeky and poorly Read More
Nintendo is already warning parents to keep children under six from using its new handheld 3D device, the Nintendo 3DS.
“For children under the age of six, looking at 3D images for a long time could possibly have a negative impact on the growth of their eyes,” Nintendo warned on its Japanese website, Read More
It’s widely accepted that new businesses are the most important source of new jobs, The Wall Street Journal says.
That’s when you look at official jobs numbers. But when you look outside the offical numbers, startups are even more important.
Young startups don’t always incorporate immediately. That means productive Americans toiling on laptops Read More
Angry Birds thinks it can get away with anything.
The addictive iPhone app asks for permission to access a user’s location, but a Wall Street Journal investigation says it’s harvesting–and delivering–much more. Your contacts, city, latitude and longitude, phone ID and username and password are all collected and sent to third parties.
The WSJ says Read More