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A Comparison of the Challenges and Opportunities in the Tribune Publishing-Time Inc. Spinoffs From illustrious pasts to unwanted assets

Tribune Publishing and Time Inc. are set to spinoff as independent companies later this year, following News Corp's separation from Rupert Murdoch's media empire last year. Both have illustrious pasts,…

March 17, 2014, 7:48 PM EDT

Rubicon Project Sets $100M IPO Plan Ad tech firm provides insight into profit potential

The Rubicon Project, a digital advertising platform for buyers and sellers, has revealed its plans to sell its shares publicly. The LA-based company follows a number of ad tech firms…

February 4, 2014, 4:54 PM EST

News Corp. Split Official Newspaper business will be nation's biggest

News Corp.’s long-awaited split is official. Rupert Murdoch’s media behemoth Friday completed the separation of its entertainment from its news and information businesses into two publicly traded companies. The new…

June 28, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT

News Corp. Split Begins Preliminary trading starts for publishing spinoff

News Corp.'s publishing spinoff began preliminary trading at a value of $9.1 billion, making it "the biggest U.S. newspaper publisher by market capitalization," according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The preliminary trading is…

June 20, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

Rupert Murdoch's Divorce Will Not Affect News Corp. Split Wendi Deng's daughters with the mogul will have economic, but not voting, stakes

Rupert Murdoch has reportedly filed for divorce from Wendi Deng, his wife of 14 years. A spokesperson for News Corp. confirmed the story in a tweet. The announcement was made for…

June 13, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

Mike Darnell Steps Down as Fox Reality Capo American Idol boss passes on contract renewal

Nearly 20 years into a stint that saw him steer an unscripted slate that included the likes of When Animals Attack! and American Idol, Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike…

May 24, 2013, 10:48 PM EDT

Malone’s Liberty Media Snaps Up Charter Stake Cable pioneer formerly known as “Darth Vader” locks in $2.6 billion deal

The cable pioneer who Al Gore once referred to as “Darth Vader” has fired up the tractor beam, as John Malone’s Liberty Media has snared a significant stake in Charter…

March 19, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

Liberty Takeover of Virgin Media U.K. Again Pits Malone Against Murdoch U.K. media expect a wave of marketing from Virgin to catch up to Sky

London ad sources expect a European marketing onslaught from a combined Liberty Global-Virgin Media company after Liberty founder John Malone announced the cable giant’s $16 billion agreed takeover of the…

February 6, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

'New' News Corp. Fills Executive Ranks London-based execs named chief strategy officer and chief creative officer

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is organizing ranks at its proposed separate publishing arm, which it's currently calling the "New News Corporation." Anoushka Healy, the group managing editor of News Corp.'s London…

February 1, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

The Daily's Woes Proves Content, Not Platform Is King Publication was boxed-in from Day 1 by its iPad-only positioning

The Daily will fire off its last electronic dispatches Dec. 15, bringing an end to a deeply flawed, but ultimately important experiment in digital journalism. When the News Corp.-owned publication announced…

December 3, 2012, 2:33 PM EST

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