A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
As reported a week ago, MySpace intends to lay off 50%, or between 550 and 600, of its staff today under the guise of restructuring and shedding legacy business divisions. Afterwards, it's expected the struggling social network-turned-entertainment hub will look at sale options. Some possibilities: being picked up by a private equity buyer or even being MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 11, 2011 6:00 AM ET
A sister publication sets the week of Jan. 17 for the tablet-only newspaper's debut
The most-talked about daily newspaper this year -- indeed, the only newspaper that seems to be generating any buzz -- is The Daily, the semi-secret iPad publication being assembled with an all-star cast of editors on the 26th floor of the News Corp.'s (NWS) Manhattan skyscraper for Australian-born press baron Rupert Murdoch.
When will we get to read MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 17, 2010 11:06 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the weekend's most newsworthy bits below.
News Corp head Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs are reportedly knee-deep in the Daily, a digital newspaper that combines "tabloid sensibility" with "broadsheet intelligence" and will appear exclusively on tablets like the iPad some time early next MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 22, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Not likely. One is a life-long Democrat. The other runs a right-wing media empire.
The Sunday Guardian, borrowing a phrase and most of its facts from a Woman's Wear Daily piece posted three days earlier, describes Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs as "a major fan" of Rupert Murdoch.
Could someone who dated Joan Baez and put Al Gore on his board of directors really be a "fan" of the man who MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2010 10:31 AM ET
Facebook and MySpace were neck and neck competitors for years, but with yesterday's announcement, Mark Zuckerberg became the clear victor of this round of social. Here's how Facebook did it.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
In six fast years, Facebook has grown from startup into a billion dollar enterprise. Estimates for Facebook's revenue range from $1.2 billion to $2 billion this year. Jim Friedland, a Cowan & Co. analyst whose 2010 estimate sees MORENov 19, 2010 11:37 AM ET
It's hard to tell what is more surprising about Radar's latest Fame-O-Meter results: that Steve Jobs has only now passed Bill Gates in the magazine's "buzz index," or that Radar thinks Rupert Murdoch is a "Web 2.0 figure."
The Fame-O-Meter, according to the magazine's website, is an "absurdly scientific real-time" measure of the "notoriety and cultural relevance" of public figures based on the number of times they appear in news publications, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 16, 2008 3:42 PM ET
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 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 27, 2007 8:09 AM ET
One of the nicest things about Jonathan Ive, chief designer of the iPod, the iPhone and just about every other Apple (AAPL) product since the original candy-colored iMac, is that he has displayed absolutely no ambition to rise to the top of Apple Inc. He seems content to lead a design team that is without equal in the world of consumer electronics.
Which is what makes the two questions at the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 8, 2007 5:47 PM ET
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 MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 4, 2007 9:04 AM ET
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