News Corp: The Latest Developments In Links

News International's Wapping HQ

Here’s a look at some of the key revelations and developments in the fiasco that has hit News International and the publisher’s owner News Corp:

Sell-offs:
Group wants to buy the now-defunct News of the World (via Indy)

And some — including Michael Wolff, Murdoch’s biographer, are speculating that one option for News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) might be to sell all of News International, if the ultimate aim is BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) and/or to make sure the issue does not continue to spread.

Meanwhile, investors have filed a lawsuit against News Corp over the fiasco (via Guardian). Court filing here http://www.scribd.com/doc/59786670/News-Corp-Shareholder-Suit-Amended

More talk of U.S. investigations of News Corp under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

A look at what might happen at a News Corp succession: a profile of Chase Carey.

Hacking and other not-very-legal acts:
We now know that News International’s now-defunct News of the World targeted politicians, celebrities, and victims of crime with phone hacking. Now we are getting details about some of the more shocking cases:

Prince Charles and Camilla could have been targeted on multiple fronts, with the latest allegations that a royal aide took a bribe to provide NOTW with a book of phone numbers for the Royal Family.

Blagging is the term that describes obtaining personal information about another party without its consent, and this is what NI is being accused of in relation to Gordon Brown and a property he was buying. And the medical records of his son. The Brown hacking is significant because depending on the reports you read, it implicates more News Int. two other publications, the Sunday Times and The Sun.

Police investigators looking at the hacking allegations had their phones hacked, too, possibly to blackmail them into keeping quiet about what they found.

Any other business?

Sun on Sunday has been registered in domains, and it has also been incorporated now as its own company. In Portsmouth (via Guido Fawkes)

paidContent coverage so far:
»  News Corp. Suit, Watchdog Complaint Portend U.S. Headaches For Murdoch

»  The List Of Luminaries That News Of The World Allegedly Phone-Hacked

»  News Corp. Still Mum On New Sunday Paper, To Put Fabulous Mag Into The Sun

»  Mr. Murdoch, Please Lift This Wall

»  Another Digital Twist to the NWS Drama: A Tell-All Blog By Ex-NOTW Journos

»  News Corp. And BSkyB: Conspiracy Theories And Other Very Bad Things

»  News Of The World’s Closure Brings Abrupt End To One Murdoch Paywall

»  Murdoch At The Center Of The Story-But Not In Control

»  News Corp. Seen Weathering Tabloid Scandal Despite Black Eye for News Int.

»  News Corp’s Bid For BSkyB Up In The Air Again, May Blow Up

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