Media

Murdoch gets a little Gallic encouragement

Encouraging news today for Rupert Murdoch’s paywall experiment, in of all papers, the Guardian, which of course is firmly on the side of free news sites. Apparently Mediapart, the subscriber-based, web-only news site which broke the Butlergate scandal in France, ...

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Holly Branson gets her own Maverick magazine

It must be a problem for billionaires, what do you do with the family? Rupert Murdoch has found a way of course, promoting son James to heir apparent of the News Corporation empire and giving daughter Elizabeth (who says she ...

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Hugh Hefner bids $185m for Playboy, well at least he likes it

Veteran publisher and man-about-the-Playboy-mansion Hugh Hefner is trying to take the Playboy business private with a bid that values the boobs and bums empire at $185m. Mind you, he does own most of it already so it’s a bit of ...

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Richard Desmond to buy Five, plans OK! TV

Or it could be a terrestrial version of his porn channel Television X although that looks pretty unlikely. The controversial media tycoon, who owns the Daily Express, Daily Star and celebrity magazine OK! as well as the aforementioned specialist television ...

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Facebook and Twitter will be big players in the brave new TV world, says report

Two new developments this week demonstrate the remorseless onward march of social media network Facebook and its potential for having even more impact on business and social lives than Google. First of all, as mentioned in another story there’s David ...

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George Osborne to Sun readers: I’ve run out of ideas already, please help!

Yes, Coalition chancellor George Osborne has come clean and admitted he’s run out of ideas for spending cuts and wants Sun readers to help him out. “Sun readers please get thinking, your government needs you,” pleads George in today’s edition ...

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