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Murdoch on MySpace: “We screwed up in every way possible”

Murdoch on MySpace: “We screwed up in every way possible”

Outspoken News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has given a blunt summary of the MySpace debacle, describing the company's attempt at the social networking market as having "screwed up in every way possible." Murdoch took to Twitter to answer "many questions and jokes" about MySpace, which News Corp. acquired back in 2005 for $580m. "[We] learned lost of valuable expensive lessons" the exec admitted.

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News Corp drops bid to purchase BSkyB

News Corp drops bid to purchase BSkyB

News Corp has been working to purchase the British pay-TV company BSkyB since last year. New Corp has now dropped its bid to purchase the British company after all three main political parties in Britain teamed up to call on Rupert Murdoch's company to cease its bid to buy the company. The loss of the deal is seen as a major blow to News Corps plans for expansion in the UK.

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The Daily subscription fees imminent; Western Europe next in line

The Daily subscription fees imminent; Western Europe next in line

News Corp plans to begin charging for The Daily from next week, having been offering the iPad-only newspaper subscription-free since its launch back in early February. Jonathan Miller, News Corps' chief digital officer, confirmed the switch at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, reports The Telegraph, as well as announcing that Western Europe would get its own version of The Daily before the end of June 2011.

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The Daily Indexed bypasses News Corp’s iPad paywall

The Daily Indexed bypasses News Corp’s iPad paywall

Back at News Corp's launch of its iPad digital newspaper, The Daily, editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo confirmed that, while HTML versions of articles would be posted online so that they could be shared from the app, there wouldn't be a web interface to access them. Unfortunately for them, developer Andy Baio has stepped in and addressed that, with his new - and potentially short-lived - site The Daily: Indexed.

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News Corp’s “The Daily” iPad App Landing January 19th

News Corp’s “The Daily” iPad App Landing January 19th

The talk about News Corp's The Daily application for the iPad has been a pretty constant piece of news for awhile now, with people guessing about the content therein, or trying to pinpoint the exact release date of the app. Others, though, didn't even think it was coming out. But, thanks to a new "coming soon" site dedicated to The Daily, we can probably safely assume that it's coming. And, according to Forbes, its launch date is only just a little off from that previous rumor we heard not too long ago.

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News Corp Project Alesia not dead yet; Tablet-centric “Daily” news app incoming

News Corp Project Alesia not dead yet; Tablet-centric “Daily” news app incoming

News Corp's Project Alesia digital aggregation system may not be quite as abandoned as previously suspected, with CEO Rupert Murdoch telling attendees at the Morgan Stanley TMT conference this week that the first step in the process is nearly ready for launch. "There are two tablet-based projects [within News Corp]" Murdoch explained, referring to a news app for tablets believed to be called the Daily, and saying that "there is ongoing work around a tablet-based publication, I will give you more details around that in the short term, in the next few months. That’s largely a US… tablet-only product."

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