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Rupert Murdoch moves to detoxify News Corp and buy BSkyB by splitting empire

Which looks like a pretty cunning plan. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is planning to hive off its troubled UK newspaper business into a separate company (along with its other papers like the Wall Street Journal), leaving its ‘entertainment’ assets – ...

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UK’s BT blows away Disney’s ESPN in UK Premier League football bidding contest

Well here’s a turn-up, UK landline telephone operator BT (formerly the nationalised British Telecommunications) has outbid the mighty Disney-owned global sports channel ESPN for the rights to show roughly a third of live Premier League football games over the next ...

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Craig Oliver and Norman Smith Leveson spat shows why spinners and hacks will always hate each other

The Leveson Inquiry entertainment goes on, with Tony Blair appearing earlier this week and being engagingly Tony-ish (the bastard), education secretary Michael Gove (a former employee of Rupert Murdoch as a journalist at the The Times) annoying his lordship with ...

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What a busy week: Facebook IPO fiasco, Adam & Eve goes for mind-boggling £60m, Jeremy Hunt on way out and why aren’t we on Google News?

OK, let’s take it from the top: Facebook’s IPO was a fiasco as there was clearly information available about the company’s struggle to reach ad revenue targets that were made available to some investors (the big boys) and not the ...

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Is it time to stop laying into Rupert Murdoch?

Why should we, you ask, when it’s so much fun? It is indeed fun to observe the over-mighty Murdochs, paterfamilias Rupert and once super-cocky son James suffering the slings and arrows of the commentariat, various MPs and, rather more worryingly ...

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