Virtual Harry Potter community and digital bookstore Pottermore.com is losing its CEO: Charlie Redmayne has been appointed CEO of HarperCollins U.K. So what does this mean for Pottermore?
News Corp shareholders formally approved a plan that will split the corporation and, for the entertainment assets, end the so-called “Rupert discount” on the share price.
Dow Jones is betting on tech investments to wield together a sprawling swarm of products — including the Wall Street Journal as well as research and data products — and compete with Bloomberg.
News Corp will officially split into two companies on June 28th. The corporation announced new details about the split, including provisions to prevent hostile takeovers.
News Corp COO Chase Carey spoke about Fox’s digital strategy in an earnings call Wednesday afternoon. The company saw strong growth in home video, thanks to digital downloads. Carey also acknowledged that Hulu will have to adapt in coming years to compete with Netflix.
The Atlantic will launch a paid product within the next two or three weeks, a News Corp. is touting paywalls as “courageous,” and ProPublica wants to have paywall-free nonprofit journalism in every city.
All-you-can-read digital magazine app Next Issue Media is expanding from iPad to Windows 8. The company partnered with Microsoft and hopes that users will want to read digital magazines across their devices.
Marco Arment softened the paywall around his iPad-only magazine because his content was not benefiting from the social-sharing effect that the web enables — a microcosm of the dilemma that many other publishers are also facing.
One of the fixtures of the tech scene, including star reporters Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, could be on the move.
News Corp has finally announced details about how it will split off its publishing operations from its richer entertainment divisions. A look at the numbers show the reborn company will be fine, at least for awhile, in part thanks to keeping an Australian sports business.