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2014-07-17 04:47:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Time Warner rejected an $80 billion takeover attempt by 21st Century Fox in June, but rumors persist that the Rupert Murdoch-owned conglomerate could return with a higher offer, various media outlets reported Wednesday. The rejected bid was unsolicited, but according to New York Times reporters Andrew Ross Sorkin and Michael J. De La Merced “The bold move could put Time Warner in play and might again ignite a reshaping of the...

2014-03-24 08:25:14

FAIRFAX, Va., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced a jaw-dropping addition to its already stellar 2014 conference lineup: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe, and Executive Chairman of News Corp, the largest news and information services provider in the English-speaking world. During...

2012-09-21 23:00:50

Earlier this year, Rupert Murdoch of NewsCorp (owner of 20th Century Fox) made his animosity against Google known via his Twitter account; accusing them of being a major pirating offender. According to Google´s blog announcement today, it now appears Fox has thrown up the white flag by finally allowing their latest web movie downloads to be watched on Google Play. “It´s apparent Fox couldn´t continue to ignore Google´s reach and influence,” says David Jenyns...

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...

Media-Hired Hackers Target Gordon Brown’s Emails
2012-01-02 14:28:33

One of England´s premier newspapers The Independent reported on Monday that British police had uncovered evidence that former Prime Minister Gordon Brown´s email account may have been hacked by private investigators hired by big name newspapers. Moreover, it appears that then-Finance Minister Gordon Brown was not the only victim. The Independent reported that London´s famous Scotland Yard was examining some 20 confiscated computers and had evidence that hundreds of...

The Dangers of Mixing Celebrities & Twitter
2012-01-02 05:06:44

Perhaps one New Year's Resolution that some celebrities may want to consider for 2012 is to be a little more selective of what information they opt to post to Twitter than they did in the previous year. "Celebrities may want to resist the urge to send a stream of consciousness on Twitter in the new year after so many of them tweeted their way into trouble on everything from boxer briefs to breast-feeding in 2011," Reuters reporter Alex Dobuzinskis said on Sunday. The latest faux pas...

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