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  • Google fires back at News Corp; defends search, piracy practices

    Google fires back at News Corp; defends search, piracy practices
    Google Inc hit back at News Corp on Thursday for calling it a platform for piracy and an "unaccountable bureaucracy," in a point-by-point rebuttal that stressed the Internet search company's commitment to fighting online crime. In Google's official blog,...
  • Hundreds protest climate change along 2 miles of Wilshire Boulevard

    Hundreds protest climate change along 2 miles of Wilshire Boulevard
    Hundreds of people protesting climate change picketed street corners Saturday along a 2-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The spread-out rally was one of seven staged in cities across California as a preview of a demonstration...
  • Starz meets with 21st Century Fox about possible acquisition

     Starz meets with 21st Century Fox about possible acquisition
    Executives with Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and Starz met Tuesday to discuss a possible acquisition of the premium cable movie service, a deal that could expand Murdoch's reach into homes across the country. Starz Chief Executive Chris Albrecht...
  • How Far Will Murdoch Go to Acquire Time Warner?

    At 83, Rupert Murdoch still carries the swagger of a corporate brawler. At Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley captains of industry conference in July, the media baron approached a throng of eager reporters, and swung and stretched his arms like an aging...
  • The M&A Wars Seem Tame Without Sumner Redstone's Raids

    MEMO TO SUMNER REDSTONE: Where are you when we need you, Sumner? You used to thrive in this sort of chaotic media environment, with takeover rumors rampant and harried bankers shuttling between meetings. But you've let Rupert Murdoch, your longtime...
  • Murdoch's Empire-Building Plan is Clearly Family-Friendly

    Hollywood bestows a form of immortality on its marquee talent: Orson Welles' name will live as long as best-movie lists are assembled. And when sentient space visitors arrive, their first demand will likely be to meet Lucille Ball. For executives,...
  • Is Rupert Murdoch About to Come Out in Support of an Independent Scotland?

    LONDON -- Speculation in the U.K. is mounting that Rupert Murdoch will come out in support of Scottish independence, ahead of the Sept. 18 referendum on the subject. In a series of tweets Murdoch, who is the grandson of a Scot, has expressed his pleasure...
  • George Clooney to direct 'Hack Attack,' about British media scandal

    George Clooney is answering the call to direct "Hack Attack" for Sony Pictures, an adaptation of journalist Nick Davies' book about the British phone-hacking scandal that erupted around Rupert Murdoch's news empire. Davies investigated Murdoch's News...
  • George Clooney to Direct Movie About U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal

    George Clooney has come on to direct "Hack Attack" for Sony Pictures, delving into the hot-button topic of celebrity privacy scandals. The pic will be an adaptation of journalist Nick Davies' account of the British phone hacking scandal surrounding...
  • TV ratings: Fox News wins, CNN surges to No. 2 in cable news in August

    Major news stories -- including the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Missouri by a white police officer, and escalating tensions in the Middle East -- helped boost ratings for cable news channels during August. Fox News was...
  • Jobs to be cut 'across the studio,' Warner Bros. CEO tells staff

    Jobs to be cut 'across the studio,' Warner Bros. CEO tells staff
    Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara told employees on Thursday that there will be job cuts "across the studio," but did not say how many positions would be eliminated or when. In a note to staff, Tsujihara said the company is "in a position...