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Murdoch Preps Digital News Title

TV / Video

The News Corp. is planning the launch of a national news title that would be distributed via tablets such as the Apple iPad and on mobile phones. The offering, first [...]

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Hulu Eyes IPO as Early as Fall

Digital

Online video service Hulu is looking to go public through an initial public offering that could value the company at more than $2 billion, the New York Times reported today. [...]

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Print Ad Taps Into Steve Slater Mania

Brand Marketing

The world’s best-known flight attendant Steven Slater is going to be the topic of an ad for a chain of fitness centers. The New York Times reported that the New [...]

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Hudsun Media Hires Max Benator

Brand Marketing

Hudsun Media, a division of ad-agency holding company MDC Partners, has hired former RDF Media USA executive Max Benator as vp of digital media. Benator will lead creative, production and [...]

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MSNBC Criticized Over Terrorism Coverage

TV / Video

MSNBC spent considerable time Monday reporting on the aftermath of an attempted Christmas Day attack on a Detroit-bound airliner, but its executives didn’t want to talk about why the story [...]

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Murdoch: No on Twitter, Yes on MySpace

TV / Video

NEW YORK News Corp. is not interested in buying the hugely popular microblogging service Twitter and will not sell its struggling social network MySpace, said the media conglomerate’s chief executive, [...]

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Murdoch: No on Twitter, Yes on MySpace

Digital

News Corp. is not interested in buying popular microblogging site Twitter and will not sell its struggling social network MySpace, said the media conglomerate’s chief executive, Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch, who [...]

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Google’s Chrome Takes Aim at Microsoft

Digital

Google Inc plans to attack Microsoft Corp’s core business by taking on the software giant’s globally dominant Windows operating system for personal computers. Google, which already offers a suite of [...]

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TV Pitchman Billy Mays Dies at 50

Brand Marketing

TAMPA, FLA. Tampa police say Billy Mays, the pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50. Authorities say Mays [...]

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Rosie O’Donnell to Launch Radio Show

TV / Video

Rosie O’Donnell is returning to the airwaves. The former talk show queen will host a daily radio show for Sirius XM Radio Inc. Launching this fall, “Rosie Radio” will feature [...]

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Too Late for ‘Jon & Kate’

TV / Video

Celebrity parents Jon and Kate Gosselin say they plan to divorce. In a statement, Jon Gosselin says he and wife Kate filed for divorce Monday afternoon. The co-stars of Jon [...]

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Sirius XM to Launch iPhone App

TV / Video

Sirius XM Radio subscribers will be able to download software on Thursday that lets the satellite radio service’s programing play on Apple’s iPhone. “Beginning tomorrow, the [iPhone] app will be [...]

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A&E The Beast Canceled

TV / Video

The Beast, a police drama that starred the ailing Patrick Swayze, will not return for a second season, A&E announced Monday. The series, which premiered in January, starred Swayze as [...]

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YouTube to Premiere Movie

Digital

Google Inc’s YouTube will premiere a movie, the first simultaneous Internet and theater debut, as the popular video-sharing site aims to lure advertisers and reach profitability, Bloomberg reported. YouTube would [...]

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CEO Bartz Discusses Microhoo Prospects

Digital

An Internet search deal between Yahoo and Microsoft could provide important benefits in scale and yield as much as $700 million in cost savings, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said. Bartz [...]