Media

Murdoch hits top speed with bid for BSkyB, digital content moves

And a pretty respectable speed it is for a man in his 80th year. Has Chinese wife Wendy been giving him some local medicines? It must have annoyed Rupert Murdoch for years that even though he controlled the cash machine ...

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Will Hyundai get its money back for ITV World Cup howler?

Those people watching ITV’s transmission of the England v USA World Cup match in high definition on Saturday (1.5m out of 15m at the time) would have been unpleasantly surprised to see the hapless broadcaster cut to a Hyundai ad ...

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Stephen Grabiner exit puts pressure on Guardian and EMAP

Stephen Grabiner, boss of private equity giant Apax Partners’ media operations, is leaving the company in the wake of his last big deal, buying publisher EMAP with Guardian Media Group, going pear-shaped. Apax and GMG coughed up around £1bn for ...

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Queen of the Net Mary Meeker predicts new online ad boom

That’s Morgan Stanley’s internet analyst Mary Meeker who told a conference in New York that online advertising is due for another huge boost based on figures showing that it takes just 13 per cent of US adspend although it accounts ...

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Apple and Google square up over iAd and AdMob

Apple boss Steve Jobs wants to keep Google and its recently-acquired AdMob mobile ads business off iPhones and iPads by banning them from its new iAds system due to launch in July. He says iAd will only take app ads ...

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Would Google bid for Premier League TV rights?

Might Google make a bid for the Premier League TV rights, the golden asset that has made BSkyB into the astonishing success it is today? That is the mischievous suggestion floated by the LoveFilm group’s digital officer Lesley MacKenzie at ...

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$60m iAd shows that Apple is finally a media owner

It’s been coming for ages of course but Apple is now a fully-fledged media owner with claimed orders of $60m (about half of US total mobile ad expenditure) for its iAd system, set to launch when the new iPhone 4 ...

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