ABU DHABI – News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch told government officials and financiers here Tuesday that the best way to grow a thriving media economy in the Middle East is to take risks. That, he said, will mean limiting censorship and opening up to foreign competition – even when it hurts.
Sure, the message was a little self-serving; Murdoch wants to expand his media empire in the burgeoning Middle East market, MOREJon Fortt - Mar 10, 2010 6:17 AM ET
In a special Presidents' Day episode of Techmate, Jon and Michael discuss Intel (INTC) and Nokia's (NOK) strange alliance to develop mobile software and compete with Apple (AAPL) plus the on-going mess at MySpace (NWS)
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Feb 15, 2010 11:41 AM ET
Online publisher Stratfor provides news and information people are willing to pay for.
George Friedman is not in the business of journalism. He wants to make that clear. But while traditional media organizations are on the decline, Stratfor, the Austin, Tex.-based global intelligence company he started in 1996, is on the rise as readers look for alternatives to the ailing international sections of their daily papers.
Stratfor publishes online analysis of global MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jan 14, 2010 6:00 AM ET
CBS and Disney may join Apple's $30 per month TV service, says the Wall St. Journal
This could be totally disruptive. Or it could be another "hobby" like Apple TV that never quite takes off.
In a front-page story published Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that CBS (CBS) and Disney (DIS) are "considering participating" in Apple's (AAPL) plan to offer television subscriptions over the Internet.
It was the first hint of interest MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 22, 2009 8:21 AM ET
Is the NBCU-Comcast deal really about a new business model for cable?
By Tom MacIsaac, CEO, ExtendMedia
That cracking sound you hear is the walls of the clubby world of cable beginning to crumble. Everything in the media world -- especially the world of media distribution --has changed as a result of Comcast (CMCSA) taking control of GE's (GE) NBCUniversal.
Many people think this is a deal to preserve the status quo MOREDec 11, 2009 9:00 AM ET
Less than six months into his new role as head of News Corp. (NWSA), digital chief Jon Miller has no acquisitions planned. Instead, he said Thursday, he's going to seed innovation from inside the company and spoke of "putting the house in order" first.
While he didn't comment on News Corp.'s rumored plans to release a kindle-like digital device (News Corp. has denied that it will) he also talked at length MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Jul 24, 2009 2:54 PM ET
By Michal Lev-Ram
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - Social networking site MySpace will launch a new music service in September, CEO Chris DeWolfe announced at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference on Wednesday.
The new offering will enable MySpace members to listen to free streaming music as well as purchase song downloads, ringtones, T-shirts and concert tickets, DeWolfe told an audience of tech executives during an interview with Fortune senior writer Adam Lashinsky.
MySpace - MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jul 23, 2008 9:34 PM ET
News Corp. President Peter Chernin says online video is a premium money-making opportunity. Image: News Corp.
By Jon Fortt
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - Looking at big money-making opportunities online, News Corp. (NWS) President Peter Chernin pointed to video, mobile and overseas markets as good long-term bets.
In an interview with Fortune editor at large Richard Siklos at Brainstorm Tech on Tuesday, Chernin said advertisers still haven't completely embraced the online opportunity, MOREJon Fortt - Jul 22, 2008 8:33 PM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
In the aftermath of the Yahoo and Microsoft dust up, News Corp. says it is staying out of the mess.
News Corp. (NWS) had previously been linked to Yahoo (YHOO) and then switched camps to join Microsoft (MSFT) in its pursuit to acquire Yahoo. Microsoft eventually went it alone and four days ago, the behemoth walked away from its $47.5 billion offer with plans to look into alternatives to MOREyiwyn - May 7, 2008 7:04 PM ET
By John Simons
In a move that should help News Corp.'s efforts to optimize and sell online advertising across its global network of Web sites, the media giant announced Tuesday that it has acquired a majority stake in Utarget, a U.K.-based company that offers advertisers and Web sites technology and ad sales services.
Utarget has a network of more than 630 client Web sites, where the company helps advertisers place commercial video MOREdterry - Apr 9, 2008 7:51 AM ET
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