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Google Calls Murdoch Piracy Accusations 'Nonsense'
2012-01-16 12:38:01

Google has responded to critical comments made by Rupert Murdoch on his Twitter account, strongly denying the News Corp. Chairman and CEO's accusations that they were a "piracy leader." Those comments were made Saturday after Murdoch took to the social network to voice his frustration with the Obama administration´s announcement that they opposed parts of recently proposed legislation designed to fight Internet piracy. “Murdoch exploded last night after news that the Obama...

Murdoch Uses Twitter To Rip White House's SOPA Stance
2012-01-16 05:18:18

News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch took to his recently opened Twitter account Saturday to voice his frustration with the Obama administration's announcement that they opposed parts of recently proposed legislation designed to fight Internet piracy. "Murdoch exploded last night after news that the Obama White House was coming out against two online anti-piracy bills near and dear to the hearts and financial interests of major media companies like News Corp," New York magazine's...

Murdoch on MySpace "We Screwed Up"
2012-01-14 05:11:18

Media mogul and News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch took to one social network to candidly discuss his and his company's involvement with another on Friday. On his Twitter account, Murdoch addressed the "many jokes and questions" about News Corp.'s purchase of MySpace for $580 million back in 2005. Speaking bluntly, he said that the company "screwed up in every way possible" while learning "lots of valuable expensive lessons." Two years after purchasing the social network, its value increased...

Rupert Murdoch Joins Twitter, Praises Santorum
2012-01-03 05:31:59

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch began the new year by creating a Twitter account, posting under the handle @rupertmurdoch, spokeswoman Daisy Dunlop at News International confirmed on Monday. The 80-year-old chairman and CEO of News Corporation caused quite a stir on the micro-blogging website, posting a series of tweets about issues ranging from his family holiday in the Caribbean to the number of holidays taken by British workers. Most members of Twitter, a site typically associated with...

2011-07-22 10:35:00

Hacking group LulzSec claims to have 4 gigabytes worth of emails taken from an alleged hack on servers at News Corp., but said it won't make them public for fear of jeopardizing ongoing legal actions. The hacktivists said they abandoned plans to release the emails, but will instead plan to release select batches of the emails via a "partnership" with select media outlets, an approach similar to that applied by WikiLeaks to its controversial US diplomatic cables and war document releases last...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

Kylie Kuhns of Kelsey's Dream Won the Six-Week Challenge, Raising More than $25,000 to Provide Chemo Ducks to Children with Cancer Nashville, TN (PRWEB) March 14, 2011 Seventeen year-old Kylie Kuhns was named the winner of the RACHAEL RAY show and USA TODAY Kindness Challenge earlier today, after raising more than $25,000 to provide Gabe's Chemo Duck Programâ“ž¢ to children's hospitals across the country. At the beginning of the year, USA TODAY and the RACHAEL...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.