Apple Inc. has pulled the plug on its 99-cent rentals of television show episodes after making a push last year to persuade TV networks to sign on to the plan.
Buoyed by a box office hit in "Avatar" and better-than-expected profits, News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch has predicted a rosy future for content companies such as his media and entertainment giant.
The failure of Rupert Murdoch's pioneering iPad newspaper The Daily underscores the problems of the news industry as it seeks a paid model for the digital age, analysts said.
Police investigating the British media's phone hacking scandal say a former News of the World journalist has been charged with hacking offenses.
News International, the British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's media giant News Corporation, said Thursday it planned to shut thelondonpaper, the group's loss-making freesheet for London commuters.
News of the World journalists, with consent from top editors, colluded to hack the phones of politicians, royalty and even rival reporters in a "frenzy" to get scoops, a British prosecutor said Thursday.
Rupert Murdoch's publishing group News Corp. said Friday it had acquired the "social news agency" Storyful, which seeks to merge journalism with social media.
Google, under fire from Rupert Murdoch and some other newspaper owners, said it will let publishers set a limit on the number of articles people can read for free through its search engine.
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.
The European Union's antitrust watchdog is probing whether Apple helped five major publishing houses illegally raise prices for e-books when it launched its iPad tablet and iBookstore in 2010.