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Facebook agrees to pay for Rupert Murdoch’s Australia news content

March 16, 2021 11:53 am

In a statement Tuesday, Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp, said the agreement, which he called a “landmark,” would “have a material and meaningful impact on our Australian news businesses.”

James Murdoch’s News Corp exit leaves brother Lachlan as last man standing

August 03, 2020 12:22 pm

Lachlan was named chief executive officer of Fox Corp after the company sold most of its entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co in a $71 billion transaction last year. James had run the business before the deal, when it was known as 21st Century Fox. But when Lachlan was appointed CEO in 2018, James wasn’t even mentioned in the press release announcing the move.

Explained: Why James Murdoch resigned from his father Rupert Murdoch’s media empire

August 03, 2020 7:17 am

The 47-year-old James was at one point considered Rupert Murdoch’s heir apparent, before that mantle was taken up by elder brother Lachlan Murdoch.

Comcast offers $31 billion to buy pay-TV group Sky, challenges Rupert Murdoch

February 27, 2018 1:26 pm

The proposed offer pits Comcast against Rupert Murdoch, who helped to launch Sky in Britain, and also against Walt Disney which has agreed to buy a string of assets from Fox once the deal is done, including Sky.

Twenty-First Century Fox tops profit estimates as cable shines

February 08, 2018 8:55 am

Revenue from Fox's cable division, which houses the Fox News and FX channels among others, rose 11 percent from October through December to $4.41 billion, accounting for more than half of total revenue in the quarter.

Facebook should pay publishers to promote accurate news: News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch

January 23, 2018 1:29 pm

News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch has suggested in a letter that Facebook and Google should pay publishers for posting authentic news on their platforms.

Trump as president-elect expressed support for H-1B system: Book

January 04, 2018 4:06 pm

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

UK confirms Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid will be examined over broadcasting standards

September 14, 2017 6:29 pm

Britain's Culture and Media Secretary Karen Bradley on Thursday referred the bid to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for a 24-week review into Fox's commitment to broadcasting standards and the level of influence it will give Murdoch in the country.

Murdoch pulls Fox News from Sky platform as UK mulls takeover deal

August 29, 2017 11:48 pm

In a statement, Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox said it had decided it was no longer in its commercial interest to provide Fox News in Britain, where only a few thousand viewers watch it.

Rupert Murdoch urged Donald Trump to fire Steve Bannon: New York Times

August 15, 2017 9:02 am

The Times said Bannon is in disfavour for allegedly leaking stories about White House colleagues who he feels do not sufficiently adhere to Bannon's populist agenda, fighting nastily with Kushner and creating a unit that operates outside the chain of command in the White House


Celebrities who married late in life

February 07, 2016 2:00 pm

Lately, there have been quite a few announcements of older men tying the knot. First media magnate Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement, then actor Kabir Bedi got married to long-time friend Parveen Dusanj. However, there have been others who got married much later in life as well, proving that love and companionship are not age restricted.