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# rupert-murdoch - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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NOTW phone hacking: What News International and Rebekah Brooks are saying

Victims of alleged phone hacking have widened to include the parents of murdered children and families of 7/7 bombing victims.

Police to investigate alleged payments to officers by NOTW

British police say they will investigate whether officers received payment from the newspaper in exchange for information.

# rupert-murdoch - Sunday 26 June, 2011

MySpace founder says he cringes at his own profile page - report

Chris DeWolfe, one of the men behind the social networking site, has said that people that took it over “didn’t have it in their DNA”.

# rupert-murdoch - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Former editor of The Sun and Ryan Giggs join the phone hacking scandal

Giggs is suing NOTW while Rebekah Brooks’ phone was allegedly accessed more than 20 times between 2005 and 2006, after she was arrested for assault on her husband. She’s one of Rupert Murdoch’s execs.

# rupert-murdoch - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Kate Middleton and Tony Blair drawn into hacking scandal

A British MP says that a cover up operation is underway in the phone hacking scandal. It’s claimed that public figures have had their bank accounts hacked.

# rupert-murdoch - Friday 13 May, 2011

Second newspaper implicated in phone hacking scandal as Sienna Miller is awarded £100,000

Princess Diana’s ex James Hewitt and actress Koo Stark are suing an unnamed paper over phone hacking charges. Meanwhile actress Sienna Miller has settled her claim with the News of the World.

# rupert-murdoch - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

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F1 owners don't want to sell, says Ecclestone

Formula One chief is not for turning but News Corp explores takeover with Ferrari backer.

# rupert-murdoch - Friday 8 April, 2011

News of the World to apologise to some victims of phone hacking

Rupert Murdoch’s News International to issue “one of the most dramatic apologies in the history of Fleet Street”.

# rupert-murdoch - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Takeover of BSkyB moves closer after UK government approves Sky News 'spin-off'

The controversial takeover of the satellite giant by Rupert Murdoch’s company is now set to go ahead.

# rupert-murdoch - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Murdoch to sell Sky News as part of buyout deal

The BBC reports that Media Corp’s Rupert Murdoch is prepared to sell Sky News channel as part of a bigger plan to takeover BSkyB

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Catch up on this evening’s news, including: the much-anticipated iPad 2 is unveiled; Sky News going on sale; and one of the North’s most sensational trials comes to an end.

# rupert-murdoch - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

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Revealed: Rupert Murdoch's secret hideaways (Photos)

Property Envy Alert: the media tycoon’s property portfolio.

# rupert-murdoch - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Times reveals readership numbers behind online paywall

The Times and Sunday Times give the first indication of how many people have subscribed to the online editions.

# rupert-murdoch - Thursday 16 September, 2010

No decision on proposed News Corp takeover of BSkyB

The British government has yet to make a decision on whether to allow the full takeover amid monopoly concerns.

# rupert-murdoch - Wednesday 15 September, 2010

Sienna Miller set to join legal action against News of the World

Actress joins growing list of public figures who were victims of phone hacking scandal.

# rupert-murdoch - Tuesday 7 September, 2010

Phone hacking scandal enters Cameron’s circle

Prime Minister’s aide to be interviewed in News of the World phone tapping investigation.

# rupert-murdoch - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

NEWSPAPER BARON Rupert Murdoch has been battling online telecoms firm Skype for over five years, according to new documents revealed. Murdoch is claiming trademark infringement and is attempting to prevent the firm from using the first three letters of its name Sky as they spell Sky – the TV firm which is 39% owned by the Australian.

Sky said that people may assume that Skype is part of Sky – which is not the case.

“Sky is involved in a long-running dispute with Skype in relation to several trade mark applications filed by Skype, including, but not limited to, television-related goods and services,” the spokesman said. “The key contention in the dispute is that the brands ‘Sky’ and ‘Skype’ will be considered confusingly similar by members of the public,” a spokesman for Sky said.

The firm said that its concerns were backed up by consumer research.

Skype have said it will fight the battle all the way to the European Court of Justice. The information has only just come out following an announcement that Skype is seeking to be listed as a public company in the US.

Skype was sold to Ebay for $2.6bn in 2005 but Ebay sold it for only $1.9bn last year.

# rupert-murdoch - Thursday 5 August, 2010

RUPERT MURDOCH must have been a happy man today, as News Corporation posted a net profit of $875m (€665m ) for the fourth quarter of 2009.

Last year, News Corp sold a Bulgarian TV station, cash from a BSkyB legal settlement, and received some tax credits.

Overall, the company posted yearly profits of $2.5bn (€1.9bn) for 2009.

Murdoch said: “Despite the volatility of world economies, News Corporation continues to thrive on a truly global scale,” and added, “These results underscore just how well positioned we are – fiscally, operationally and strategically – for further growth across all of our markets.”

The News Corp empire consists of bodies like the Fox network, film studio 20th Century Fox, publishing house Harper Collins, and newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the Times.

The company allegedly has improving advertising markets and blockbuster movies to thank for the profits.

(Well, it’s certainly not down to Murdoch’s recent idea to raise a paywall on the Times websites that’s for sure…)

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