Everybody's favorite octogenarian media tycoon is at it again. This time, Rupert Murdoch is accused of hiring hackers to crack a pay-TV rival's encryption system and then post the hack on the internet in order to financially cripple them. It worked: they're now bust.
Rupert Murdoch's latest tweets accuse President Obama of supporting Google—the "piracy leader"—and the rest of his "Silicon Valley paymasters." The accusations follow a White House blog that expressed doubts about the Stop Online Piracy Act.
The Daily is finally here. It's good all the way through, occasionally great, and it will certainly be an impressive feat (and a good value) if they can keep churning it out like this every day. But it's no revolution.
This morning we got all the details on Murdoch's The Daily iPad newspaper, leaked by Rupert himself. Now, the app is ready for download. $40 will get you a subscription to 365 days of these contents:
Microsoft may pay Murdoch to delist from Google. If it happens, it sets a bad precedent. Imagine if all the world's content is exclusive to some engines and we have to search them all to find what we want? Hell!
Rupert Murdoch—owner of some of the finest and fairest news organizations in the world, true beacons of journalism—is thinking about retiring all his content from Google. Well, Señor Ruperto, apparently Google doesn't give a goddamn about it:
Rupert Murdoch says he'll bar Google from indexing any of his sites.