Media

Desmond wins first round in battle for Five, now the real fight begins

Controversial UK media tycoon Richard Desmond looks to have emerged as the winner in the battle (actually more of a mild skirmish) to buy terrestrial broadcaster Five from Germany’s RTL. Now Desmond, who owns the Daily Express, Daily Star, OK! ...

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A message from the Mail for The Times, struggling with its paywall

Nobody knows the exact figures yet but it looks as though Rupert Murdoch’s The Times is losing its battle to turn a not very successful free online newspaper into a paywall-financed profitable online newspaper. Essentially readers are deserting in droves ...

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The poke reveals the Daily Mail’s editorial secrets

Better late than never, but this piece from amusing UK website the poke which ran a few days ago is a genius ‘exposure’ of the Daily Mail’s editorial secrets and should be essential reading for all those baffled by its ...

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Conrad Black wins bail victory over US justice department

Or should we say Lord Black? Anyway Conrad Black, aka Lord Black of Crossharbour, is about to be granted bail in the US after three appeal judges ruled that a US legal requirement that business leaders had to live up ...

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Mighty Facebook dominates UK ad distribution

According to researchers ComScore it does anyway, delivering 19.7bn ads to its huge user base in May 2010, up from 11.8bn the year before. This is almost four times as many as second-placed Microsoft, followed in turn by Google, eBay ...

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Is Google finding life a little harder?

Well its latest quarterly results suggest it is, even though profits rose from $1.48n to $1.84bn its costs rose by a thumping 20 per cent. According to the pundits this suggests that the company is reverting to research and development ...

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Twitter marketing trials attract Disney and Coca-Cola

Twitter is cranking up its ad revenue and business sales generation efforts with the launch of @earlybird, a limited-time deals feed which provides time-sensitive offers from advertisers. Already it has signed up Disney, which is using @earlybird for a two-for-one ...

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Does BBC 6 Music reprieve mean curtains for radio boss Tim Davie?

There’s a bit of an insurrection going on at the moment at BBC 6 Music, the ‘specialist’ music station that BBC bosses, chiefly director-general Mark Thompson and head of music and audio Tim Davie wanted to can as part of ...

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