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MySpace, Apparently Still Around, Loses 10 Million Users in Month

MySpace -- wait, what? yes -- lost more than 10 million users in a matter of weeks. ComScore reported the drop came in a single month, between January and February. The fall follows a larger trend; the social network has bled some 50 million users in the last year. The timing has a bit of chicken/egg feel to it, these numbers come right on the heels of January's massive layoffs, when nearly ...

The Daily, First Dedicated iPad 'Newspaper' Launches

Earlier today, the world finally got its first peak at 'The Daily,' the news publication created explicitly for the iPad by Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch's brainchild is designed to leverage the multimedia capabilities of the tablet in order to create an interactive and immersive digital magazine for getting your daily dose of information. Important daily news, sports, celebrity gossip and even app rev...

Murdoch Tries to Keep Google Out of Times Office, Fails

Rupert Murdoch really wanted his new Sunday Times office to be Google-free. So, he decided to set all of his employees' homepages to Bing (Microsoft's chess champ to Google's high school quarterback), which, coincidentally enough, has received plenty of support from the media mogul. It wasn't long, though, before his underlings staged a peaceful revolution. "None of us knows how to use [Bing]," on...

Steve Jobs, Rupert Murdoch to Launch iPad Newspaper

Rumor has it that Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch are joining forces to create the world's first digital "newspaper" designed exclusively for the iPad. The new publication, titled the 'Daily,' will be officially unveiled at the end of the month before launching sometime early next year. As the Guardian explains, the publication will combine "a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence," and...

Does 'NBA Jam' Have a Liberal Bias? FOX News Thinks It Might

We, like most good Americans, rely on FOX News to let us know which media outlets to trust (i.e., FOX News), and which agenda-driven sources we should disregard as pawns of the vast left-wing conspiracy (i.e., everything else). Yet, as much as we've enjoyed existing within Rupert Murdoch's vacuum of objectivity, we couldn't help but raise a few eyebrows when our guiding light of journalistic inte...

News Corp. Hopes 'Idol' Tie-in Will Resurrect the Glittery Ghost of MySpace

MySpace is a digital Detroit. What once was a gleaming social networking metropolis, demonstrating how the Web could connect us all, is now an Internet ghetto and the butt of countless jokes. But its owner, News Corp., is hoping to leverage its seemingly bottomless coffers and other successful properties to resurrect the once-king of the social networks. Last year, the company hosted auditions fo...

'Halo: Reach' Nets $200M on First Day, Google Preparing New Music Service

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines... 'Halo: Reach' is shaping up to be another mammoth Microsoft title, with yesterday's launch pulling in over $200 million -- $30 million more than the first day of 'Halo 3.' [From: TechFlash] Billboard.biz reports Google is preparing a new music service that will offer both digital downloads and a $25-a-year, cloud-based streaming feature...

Rupert Murdoch Tabloid's Celebrity Phone Hack History Uncovered

In 2006, a U.K. investigation revealed that employees at Rupert Murdoch's 'News of the World' tabloid had successfully hacked into the cell phones of three aides to the royal family. A few months later, Scotland Yard discovered that reporter Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire had also gained access to the cell phones and voicemails of several celebrities, government officials an...

Rupert Murdoch's Skype Issues, Droid Gets Android Froyo Update

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Skype has reportedly been embroiled in a lingering legal dispute with BSkyB (part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. family) because "Skype" includes the word "sky," the name of one of Murdoch's networks. There is no word yet, however, if News Corp. plans to go after the Alan Parsons Project in hopes of redubbing its hit to "Eye in t...

Paywall Cuts Murdoch's Times Traffic by Two-Thirds

As you may be aware, U.K.-based paper The Times recently put up a paywall for some of its online content, much to the chagrin of pretty much everyone who isn't named Rupert Murdoch. It should come as no surprise, then, that the paper's online readership has fallen off steeply since the wall was implemented. Still, the drop hasn't been as bad as some had anticipated. As Reuters reports, the Time...

Relativity Media Adding Premium Content to Netflix, Daily Deals Landing on Twitter

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Netflix has already bolstered its streaming catalog with the premium network Starz Play service, and a new deal with Relativity Media, which should continue to pressure movie channels like HBO and Showtime, now gives Netflix broadcasting rights to a growing library of recently released content. The first Relativity titles to appe...

iPhone Video Chat and Sam Mendes Rumors, Times Square Gets Free Wi-Fi

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... The latest episode in the intensifying iPhone 4G soap opera seems to indicate that the ambiguous, and perhaps dangerous, gadget will indeed provide video chat capabilities. Director Sam Mendes has also apparently been tapped to create iPhone 4G ads, prompting an excited auditioning actor to drop an f-bomb in a tweet. Yeah, potent...

Murdoch Admits MySpace Mistakes, AT&T Last in Customer Satisfaction Again

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Echoing what everyone on the Web has known for three years, Rupert Murdoch has reportedly admitted that his News Corp. organization "made some mistakes" with MySpace. (Ya think?) He also proclaimed that the "iPad will lead a revolution." He was, of course, only talking about a monetary revolution, saying, "Unlike Kindle, we keep 100-p...

Justin Long Laments the End of an Ad Era, Rupert's Crying About Google Again

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... When considering schisms and rivalries, the fractured relationships between cats and dogs, Israelis and Palestinians, Yankees and Sox fans and PC and Mac owners seem irreparable. But, Justin Long of the 'Get a Mac' ads told the AV Club recently that the long-running campaign may soon come to a close, and that he is disheartened bec...

Rupert Murdoch Wants News Corp. Sites Off Google

Much like the cranky little guy who takes his basketball and storms home, Rupert Murdoch wants any and all stories published by his media outlets to be removed from the index of search engines. According to the Guardian, Murdoch recently told the Australian press (video after the break) that stories from News Corp. outlets (e.g., The Wall Street Journal, the Sun) would be pulled from sites like Go...