Rupert Murdoch said antiquated media ownership laws are preventing him from getting his hands on Tribune Co., the owner of the Los Angeles Times.
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July 18, 2014 Comments Off on Murdoch: Antiquated laws block Tribune buy
June 26, 2013 Comments Off on Del. judge approves News Corp. lawsuit settlement
DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge has approved a $139 million cash settlement between News Corp. and shareholders in a lawsuit over the British phone hacking scandal and the media conglomerate’s purchase of an entertainment company run by News Corp. ...Read More »
June 11, 2013 Comments Off on News Corp. shareholders approve split
NEW YORK — News Corp. says its shareholders have approved a plan to split into two publicly traded companies. The company says approval came with an overwhelming majority of support. It did not immediately break down vote totals. News Corp. ...Read More »
May 24, 2013 Comments Off on News Corp. board approves split, stock buyback
LOS ANGELES — News Corp. said its board of directors has approved plans to split its entertainment and publishing businesses into two separate companies. The company also adopted a shareholder-rights plan designed to prevent a hostile takeover in the volatile ...Read More »
June 28, 2012 Comments Off on News Corp. announces plans to split
NEW YORK — Calling it the next logical step in a near six-decade evolution, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. said Thursday that it plans to split into two separate publicly traded companies. Under the proposal, one company will operate as a ...Read More »
June 26, 2012 Comments Off on News Corp. says it’s considering split in two
LOS ANGELES — Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. said Tuesday that it is considering splitting into two publicly traded companies. The move comes as Britain’s communications regulator, Ofcom, enters the ...Read More »
April 20, 2012 Comments Off on Lawyer: News Corp. suits nearly double to 100+
LONDON — Nearly 50 new phone hacking lawsuits have been filed against Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper company, a lawyer said Friday, including ones by singer James Blunt, soccer star Wayne Rooney and Cherie Blair, the wife of Britain’s former prime ...Read More »
April 19, 2012 Comments Off on Murdochs to appear at U.K. media ethics inquiry
LONDON — Britain’s media ethics inquiry said Thursday it will hear testimony from News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son James next week, as officers arrested three people in the investigation of corrupt ties between the British police and ...Read More »
January 19, 2012 Comments Off on Apple starts selling interactive iPad textbooks
NEW YORK — Apple Inc. on Thursday launched its attempt to make the iPad a replacement for a satchel full of textbooks by starting to sell electronic versions of a handful of standard high-school books. The electronic textbooks, which include ...Read More »
January 16, 2012 Comments Off on Editor: Hacking might have occurred at 2nd tabloid
LONDON — The editor of Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper told a media ethics inquiry Monday it is possible illegal phone hacking took place at the tabloid, which was edited for almost a decade by CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan. The ...Read More »
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