News Corp names chief technology officer

Sep 11, 2012

(AP)—News Corp. is naming Paul Cheesbrough as its chief technology officer.

Cheesbrough will set the media company's global technology strategy and help develop new digital products.

He will also oversee the transition of information technology systems related to .'s proposed split into two companies. One would operate the newspaper and publishing businesses, while the other would house TV and movie assets.

Cheesbrough most recently served as for the company's British newspaper business, News International, which he joined in 2010. Before that, he worked on digital products at the BBC and News Corp. competitor Telegraph Media Group.

News Corp. announced the appointment Tuesday.

Explore further: Microsoft to launch first flagship store outside US in Sydney

0 shares

Related Stories

News Corp. confirms it's considering split in 2

Jun 26, 2012

(AP) — Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. confirmed Tuesday that it is considering splitting into two publicly traded companies.

Former AOL head to run News Corp. digital

Apr 01, 2009

Jonathan Miller, a former head of Time Warner online unit AOL, was named by News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday to oversee MySpace and other digital businesses at the media giant.

James Murdoch promoted at News Corp.

Mar 30, 2011

James Murdoch, the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch, was named News Corp.'s deputy chief operating officer on Wednesday in a move that puts him a step closer to potentially taking over from his father.

James Murdoch out at News International

Feb 29, 2012

James Murdoch, the younger son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, stepped down Wednesday as executive chairman of News International, News Corp.'s scandal-plagued British newspaper unit.

Recommended for you

IBM earnings dip as sales fall again

10 hours ago

Technology heavyweight IBM reported Monday lower profits in the first quarter following another drop in revenues, this time partly due to the strong dollar.

Global, Chinese automakers debut new car models

22 hours ago

Ford showed off its new Taurus and Nissan unveiled a midsize sedan designed for China on Monday at a Shanghai Auto Show that highlighted the commercial resurgence of lower-priced Chinese auto brands.

Germany still has some way to go to 'smart factories'

Apr 19, 2015

Collaborative robots and intelligent machinery may have wowed the crowds at this year's Hannover Messe, but experts see German industry as having some way to go towards incorporating them on factory floors ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.