News Corp

News Corp writes $2.8 billion off its publishing activities

Just how poor is the outlook for publishing? News Corp has answered that question by devaluing its own activities before splitting them from its TV businesses. To blame? Restructuring costs, diminishing advertising and the gap left by the News Of The World, the company says.

News Corp’s IGN Cuts Jobs Across The Board

News Corp.-owned IGN Entertainment, which includes both the video game network of the same name, as well as sites like AskMen, is going thro…

News Corp. Sells Weekly Standard To Anschutz

Philip Anschutz’s Clarity Media Group is buying the conservative opinion magazine The Weekly Standard from News Corp., the LATimes reported.…

MySpace Mobile Grew 450 Percent Last Year

MySpace has seen a surge in people accessing the networking site away from their computers. Mobile usage of the site increased about 450 per…

MTV Launches Branded SIM Card In Malta

MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA) and Maltese operator GO have launched an exclusive MTV Mobile brand in Malta. The service is targeted towards youth…

News Corp. Stock Moves From NYSE To Nasdaq

With Nasdaq trading higher than the NYSE on Tuesday, News Corp picked a good day to tell its shareholders the stock would begin trading on t…

MySpace Mobile Prepares For Makeover

MySpace is close to redesigning its social-networking mobile site to make it look more like the recent online redesign and more like the iPh…

UK Tabloid Sun Launches Mobile QR Code Service

UK tabloid The Sun has rolled out a quick response (QR) mobile barcode service that it hopes will enrich print ads by giving readers a quick…

Fox Business Network’s New Logo

Fox Business Network, the new business channel being launched on October 15th (and part of News Corp. (NYSE: NWS)), has unveiled its new log…

BSkyB Buys Amstrad For $254 Million

With one hand, the satellite-TV giant BSkyB is fending off regulatory inquiries into its market dominance; but with the other, it is signing…

D’oh, The Mobile Donuts

I am at the cozy Mobile Games Insider conference, being held on the Santa Monica beach on the sidelines of E3. And Lucy Hood, CEO of Jamba,…

$10 Per Month For Simpsons Content From Jamster

When News Corp bought half of Jamba last year it was noted that the two companies would team up on content — for example, Jamster/Jamba wou…

RadioShack Offers Free Month Of #FOXN

RadioShack appears to have a sponsorship deal going with Fox News to offer a free one-month trial of the channels #FOXN service, which norma…

@ D: Peter Chernin, News Corp

— MySpace vs Facebook: I have a lot of respect for Facebook founders.

— NBCU-NWS Video JV: It is not a reaction to YouTube. We are combi…

Fox News Digital Targets Mobile Ad Growth

Fox News Digital just signed up to use Third Screen’s MADX platform which will let it send mobile ads through video, internet, multimedia an…

UK’s Times Online Redesigns

Updated: We usually don’t cover too many site relaunches, but a very nice redesign of Times Online in UK, the website for The Times newspape…

MySpace Plans New Local Mexican Site

MySpace is planning to quietly launch a local, Spanish-language website for Mexico, according to a company e-mail leaked to Billboard.biz. T…

Fox News Audio Feed On Mobiles; On Cingular

Fox News has done a deal to offer the live audio feed on mobiles, by dialing in a number. The service, called  “#FOXN” will also have other…

Fox Sports To Launch Full Game Downloads

Fox Sports is launching full length game downloads, among the first such downloads effort: games from the 2007 Tostitos Bowl Bash on Fox wil…

Murdoch Gets To Keep His Poison Pill

At Friday’s annual meeting, News Corp. shareholders extended the company’s nearly two-year-old poison pill anti-takeover defense, giving Rup…

Current TV To Launch in UK With Sky

Al Gore’s Current TV, the channel made up in part with viewer-created clips, will launch in UK and Ireland on the Sky platform… this is it…

News Corp Jamboree This Weekend

And the media is going ga ga over it…the News Corp retret at Pebble Beach is its biggest and most high-powered ever: LAT says that the eve…

Fox’s Atomic Big Hope With Online

Movie sites are usually one-off tricks, but executives at News Corp.’s newly unveiled, youth-oriented film label, Fox Atomic, are hoping to…

DirecTV2Go’s Broad Brush

So it seems from the trademark filings by satellite provider DirecTV, in part owned by News Corp. It is looking at using “DirecTV2Go” portab…

Generation Fox: Multiplatform, Did We Say

You know the drill from here: Fox is retooling its sales operation to make it easier for marketers to be attached to properties such as “Ame…

DirecTV To Offer Video Downloads on DVR

News Corp-controlled DirecTV is preparing to launch a broadband-video service before the end of the year, with a library of 2,000 videos, th…

Sky Restructures For Broadband

News Corp-controlled BSkyB has reshuffled its senior team as part of a restructure of the business to prepare for the launch of new service…

Murdoch’s Search For Groupings

That’s how he puts it…Hollywood Reporter has a three-story package on Rupert Murdoch’s leadership and also has a detailed interview with h…

Murdoch’s Broadband Access Ambitions

He sneezes, and everyone jumps on it…in an interview in WSJ, Rupert Murdoch said that “We may be forming a company with partners to build…

SIPphone on Murdochs Radar?

News Corp might be interested in Michael Robertson’s SIPphone, the VOIP service, according to Om. Robertson is the founder of MP3.com, and a…

Murdoch Watcher Alert

News Corp.’s annual meeting will be webcast Friday morning at 10 a.m. eastern. It’s scheduled for 90 minutes. Corporate governance is the ho…

News Corp. Raises Bid for Aussie Portal

Well, if it didn’t happen in U.S. (with Intermix), it is happening in Australia: News Corp. has raised its cash bid for Australian online pr…

Murdoch Talking To Trader Classifieds?

I tend to take The Business’ stories with a pinch of salt…but it is reporting that news Corp is talking to Trader Classified Media, the Am…

Intermix Sale Closed

The suspense, if there ever was such thing, is over…Intermix and MySpace are now officially part of News Corp.

Rumor: News Corp Interested in NCSoft

I can see how it fits in: News Corp is possibly interested in NCSoft, Korea’s biggest online multi-player gaming company, and a company tryi…

Murdoch’s Summit Last Weekend

The News Corp summit happened in Caramel, CA last weekend, and the delegates, about 40 in total, were told that different parts of the congl…

IGN Added To News Corp-FIM Buyout Rumors

Just a small note from the beach…Among the various names swirling around as possible acquisitions by News Corp (video search company Blink…

Who’s Next For News Corp: Update

Suggestions coming in fast and furious, after Murdoch mentioned that his company is close to buying a search engine. Read here and leave you…

News Corp. Bids For Aussie Online Deal

News Corp. accelerated its expansion onto the Web on Monday, announcing a planned takeover bid for Australian online property-listings site…