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The real story behind the Bell Pottinger buy-out leak

How ironic, you might think, that a momentous development at the UK’s leading PR company should only come to light through an untimely leak. Lord Bell (pictured) and Piers Pottinger, respectively chairman and deputy chairman of Chime Communications, are plotting ...

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James Murdoch defies his Parliamentary inquisitors – for now

News Corporation deputy COO James Murdoch did pretty well before his UK Parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport inquisitors today – rebuffing the testimony of former News of the World editor Colin Myler and former legal manager Tom Krone that he ...

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Rupert Murdoch sells cut-price MySpace, gets green light to bid for BSkyB

Ruperr Murdoch’s 81st year could be more significant than any of the others in the media industry veteran’s long and contentious career as boss of News Corporation. Today he’s agreed to sell his social media site MySpace (acquired for $580m ...

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Is the rest of the world ready for Glenn Beck and Fox News?

The row over Rupert Murdoch’s bid to buy all of BSkyB in the UK rumbles on and, underlying it all, is the fear that he might impose Fox News or its equivalent on the UK. Which he still might (if ...

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Can Sky News survive and prosper as an independent company?

Some say it can (The BBC’s Robert Peston who points out that the putative deal with BSkyB is likely to mean a 14-year news provider’s licence in practice), others, like former Sky News boss Andrew Neil, speaking on the BBC, ...

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Vince Cable in another fine pickle as EC says “you decide on Sky bid Vince”

UK coalition government business secretary Vince Cable has had a trying old time recently, being excoriated by students and their supporters for helping to push through a tripling of higher education charges (despite opposing any such thing prior to joining ...

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