News Corp.

  • Microsoft willing to wait on Yahoo

    By Scott Moritz

    In the absence of a bidding war for Yahoo! (YHOO), Microsoft (MSFT) stands pat on its original $42 billion buyout offer.

    Seeing no reason to bid against itself, Microsoft looks willing to wait it out, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.

    The news comes two weeks after Yahoo argued that it deserved a higher bid in a 37-page presentation that highlighted strong cash flow projections, MORE

    - Apr 1, 2008 11:00 AM ET
  • Hulu goes live

    By Michal Lev-Ram

    After over a year of development, testing and refining, online video service Hulu launches Wednesday and viewers will get to chance to see if it lives up to all the hullabaloo.

    A joint venture between News Corp.'s Fox (NWS) and NBC Universal (GE), Los Angeles-based Hulu says it aims to bring together the widest selection of free, "premium" videos on the Web. But unlike Google's YouTube (GOOG), where unauthorized MORE

    - Mar 12, 2008 1:09 PM ET
  • What the Apple-Fox iTunes deal means

    There are few things Steve Jobs loves more than a dramatic Macworld surprise announcement, but three weeks before his annual keynote speech, someone - my guess would be Rupert Murdoch - just stole his thunder.

    Several sources this morning - including the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal - are reporting that Apple (AAPL) and News Corp. (NWS) have struck a deal for a new video-on-demand service that could change MORE

    - Dec 27, 2007 8:09 AM ET
  • iTunes video: Zucker walks, Murdoch talks

    Two developments in the wake of NBC Universal's (GE) weekend exit from Apple's (AAPL) iTunes store:

    Ruport Murdoch's Twentieth Century Fox (NWS) is reported to be "actively negotiating" with Apple to put new releases and catalog titles on iTunes beginning in early 2008. According to Rich Greenfield at Pali Research (link; activation required) several things have changed to break the deadlock, including growing levels of movie piracy and new flexibility on MORE

    - Dec 4, 2007 9:04 AM ET
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