Storyful has been acquired by News Corp, the Murdoch-led company that owns The Times, the WSJ, The Sun, and Sky television amongst a number of other media companies. This link-up may look like a good move for the user generated content verifying company, but the acquisition will do little to enamour Murdoch to the internet, and this may just end up killing Storyful.
After less than two years, Murdoch’s News Corp. is closing its experiment into a newspaper designed entirely for the iPad, with the stand-alone app being shut down on 15th December. News Corp. has said that some staff and various assets will be folded into another of News Corps’ titles, the US tabloid New York Post. […]
Sky is the UK’s biggest pay TV operator by a large margin with millions of subscribers. It is a very profitable business with many customers subscription charges over £30 per month, and a business that Murdoch’s News Corp has been attempting to acquire the remaining stake in for the last few months, as Murdoch’s newspapers […]
Rupert Murdoch may have only joined Twitter a couple of weeks ago, but he has wasted no time is letting the world know that he grasps the internet no better in 2012 than he did when News Corp purchased MySpace in 2005, and has called out Google as a piracy leader. His reasoning for libelling […]
Rupert Murdoch remains one of the most powerful men in media even after the recent phone-hacking scandal, but he has still yet to grasp the role and power of the internet. For an 80 year-old man with the (dead-wood) newspaper business as his soul you could forgive him for not liking the technology that is […]
The Sun has suffered further data breaches after the hacks by LulzSec/Anonymous ten days ago, but this time from an unrelated hacker. The details posted in various places online contain personal information such as home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses according to a story by ComputerWorld UK. The Hacker, known as Batteye, also claims […]
The scandal surrounding the Murdoch Empire, and especially its UK arm News International, continues to run apace with the emergence of what appears to be a WikiLeaks-esque site dedicated to showcasing leaks on the subject in MurdochLeaks. The site and associated Twitter account are blank as of now, and the domain registration is privacy-hidden, but […]
The hacking scandal at the late News Of The World is spreading wider and wider bringing members of the Metropolitan Police, Number 10, and all parts of Murdoch’s News Corporation into the spotlight. As tabloids across the UK are rumoured to be shredding paper at a rapid pace and MPs are accusing other tabloids of […]