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Former News Corp. president reportedly places $500 million bid for Hulu

Former News Corp. president reportedly places $500 million bid for Hulu

It is no secret that Disney and News Corp. have been looking into selling video-streaming service Hulu, with sources having dropped information over the past weeks about what is happening behind the scenes. Word had it the two companies were, at one point, looking at buying out the other to take control of the service, and then sources said they were entertaining potential buyers. Now individuals who are said to be familiar with the happenings have stated that News Corps.' former president has placed a bid.

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Hulu announces Andy Forssell as acting CEO

Hulu announces Andy Forssell as acting CEO

We've known for quite some time now that Hulu's CEO Jason Kilar will be leaving the company, a tidbit of information that first showed up in Variety back in August 2012. Since then, more information about the departure has been revealed, but one piece of the puzzle has been missing: who will replace him. That mystery ended today with a letter posted by Kilar on Hulu's blog.

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News Corp reveals education-equipped tablets

News Corp reveals education-equipped tablets

News Corp is planning on joining the tablet market soon with it's own $299 tablet. But News Corp's tablet won't just be any standard tablet. Its tablet will be geared specifically towards teachers and students. The tablet will run on Android's operating system, and will be powered by News Corps education brand, Amplify. The tablet is supposed to rival Apple's iPad, which is currently the most preferred tablet in the education market.

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The Daily goes dodo: News Corp retires iPad app on December 15

The Daily goes dodo: News Corp retires iPad app on December 15

Ambitious iPad digital newspaper The Daily will be shuttered and the brand folded into other News Corp channels including The Post, the publisher has revealed, with the app ceasing on December 15. "Our experience was that we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long-term" News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch said of the decision; the initially iOS-only app was launched with no lack of fanfare back in February 2011, described as the first way to "true news discovery" on Apple's tablet.

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Hulu CEO reportedly on the way out

Hulu CEO reportedly on the way out

Hulu might be going through some big changes within the next month, Variety reports. According to an uncovered internal memo, Hulu may find itself without a CEO at some point September, and the company may end up with less content to offer its viewers. If all of this is true, it could potentially change the streaming service as we know it.

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Roku pals with News Corp. for $45m hardware and content investment

Roku pals with News Corp. for $45m hardware and content investment

Roku will use a $45m investment round to develop new digital media devices and services, after securing the backing of News Corp., BSkyB and others to build out its streaming platform. A combination of cash and "business agreements" are included in the deal, with Roku intending to increase its international footprint and "increase engineering and production" with further pushes into advertising, games, transactional and pay-per-view video along with content packages.

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News Corps’ NDS allegedly leaked rival pay TV codes

News Corps’ NDS allegedly leaked rival pay TV codes

News Corporation has been linked to high-profile hacking cases in the past. New allegations have surfaced that a News Corporation company called NDS hired a hacker to dig up the set-top pay-TV codes of a rival in the digital smartcard business called ITV Digital. The allegations come from a man named Lee Gibling that operated website in late 1990s called the House of Ill-Compute and was also known as Thoic.

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News Corp’s Times newspaper accused of computer hacking

News Corp’s Times newspaper accused of computer hacking

Just when the world was beginning to forget about News Corp's hacking scandals, a new investigation has been launched regarding the media giant's UK newspaper the Times. The Metropolitan Police Service in England is looking into reports that a reporter may have hacked into e-mail accounts. This of course comes after News Corp faced a humiliating probe into phone hacking last year.

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Murdoch blasts Google as “Piracy leader”

Murdoch blasts Google as “Piracy leader”

Outspoken News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch has launched a renewed attack on Google, calling it the "piracy leader" of the internet and accusing it apposing SOPA as it makes money off adverts shown around illegal content. Murdoch turned to Twitter for his rant, seemingly triggered by the Obama Administration's comments this weekend that it had concerns over the controls implicit in the Stop Online Piracy Act.

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