Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch

Facebook blasts through $1bn ad barrier, MySpace left trailing

The mighty Facebook is set to blast through the $1bn ad barrier this year with researcher eMarketer predicting ad revenue of $1.38bn, way ahead of News Corporation’s struggling MySpace on $347m. Next year Facebook should exceed Yahoo’s $1.6bn while MySpace ...

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News Corporation signals retreat from China

News Corporation, owners of Fox, Sky and The Times, is signalling a retreat from its ambitious efforts to conquer China, agreeing to sell a majority stake in its three Chinese mainland channels to a new state-backed private equity fund China ...

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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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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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Murdoch's online audience drops away as paywall time approaches

It’s approaching crunch time for News International and its brave, some would say foolhardy, attempt to get people to pay for viewing the Times and the Sunday Times online. According to Experian Hitwise, since the company introduced registration and separate ...

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Is Brand Republic planning a Murdoch-style pay wall?

Well we only ask because the Haymarket Publishing-owned free advertising, marketing and media website is undergoing a revamp and, as a key part of this, is also planning to get all readers to register. This is usually a prelude to ...

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Lebedev's Evening Standard "close to profit"

The Evening Standard, the London paper given away for £1 to Alexander Lebedev 18 months ago by a despairing Mail Group when its losses were as high as £20 million, is reported to be close to making a profit. If ...

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