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'He was wild': Rupert Murdoch begins Hollywood goodbye by dismantling trailblazing empire

'He was wild': Rupert Murdoch begins Hollywood goodbye by dismantling trailblazing empire

In 2002, Murdoch was frustrated that Fox hadn't ordered a TV show that his daughter liked. He ordered his lieutenants to buy the rights: it became Fox's biggest hit, American Idol.

  • by Meg James

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Telco giants block websites sharing footage of Christchurch attacks
Christchurch shooting

Telco giants block websites sharing footage of Christchurch attacks

Australian telecommunications companies have started blocking websites to stop the spread of copies of a livestreamed footage of the Christchurch terrorist attacks as social media platforms continue to grapple with the videos. 

  • by Jennifer Duke
Media watchdog to investigate broadcasting of Christchurch livestream
Christchurch shooting

Media watchdog to investigate broadcasting of Christchurch livestream

The media regulator has launched a formal investigation into news organisations and TV networks after complaints about the broadcasting of a video of the mass shooting in Christchurch. 

  • by Jennifer Duke
Secrets and silence: Apple set to roll out the Hollywood A-listers - but questions linger
Netflix

Secrets and silence: Apple set to roll out the Hollywood A-listers - but questions linger

Apple didn't need stars before, but it needs them now. And as it moves towards launching its highly anticipated streaming line-up, questions remain over whether it has a game plan.

  • by John Koblin
SBS pushes towards on-demand content after tripling digital radio team

SBS pushes towards on-demand content after tripling digital radio team

The SBS has tripled its digital radio team in the past 12 months as part of a shift towards podcasting and on-demand audio for new migrants with more funds likely to be diverted towards streaming content in the future.

  • by Jennifer Duke
What Rupert Murdoch really wants from Google and Facebook
Analysis
Analysis

What Rupert Murdoch really wants from Google and Facebook

The ACCC doesn't even have the power to break up Google. So what is News Corp playing at?

  • by John McDuling
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Facebook under global government pressure after Christchurch livestream
Christchurch shooting

Facebook under global government pressure after Christchurch livestream

Facebook is under mounting global pressure over the way it handles offensive content in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre after a video of the murders was livestreamed and shared widely on its platform.

  • by Jennifer Duke
After Disney deal, Lachlan Murdoch wants drama at Fox to be onscreen
Lachlan Murdoch

After Disney deal, Lachlan Murdoch wants drama at Fox to be onscreen

The oldest of Rupert Murdoch's sons won't be a movie mogul as chief executive officer of Fox's new incarnation.

  • by Anousha Sakoui
Spotify criticised for not blocking alcohol ads
Google

Spotify criticised for not blocking alcohol ads

Spotify has been criticised by a major non-profit organisation for ignoring alcoholics who have asked to opt-out of booze and liquor related advertisements.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Fox News host refuses to apologise for comments on rape, insults against women
Sexism

Fox News host refuses to apologise for comments on rape, insults against women

Audio has surfaced of Tucker Carlson degrading women and airing controversial opinions about statutory rape and underage marriage on a radio program.

  • by Allyson Chiu
Telcos fear getting stung by competition watchdog's Facebook, Google review
Telecommunications

Telcos fear getting stung by competition watchdog's Facebook, Google review

Telecommunications companies are concerned the competition regulator’s plans to curb the influence of Facebook and Google could hit internet and mobile providers with new prohibitive privacy rules.

  • by Jennifer Duke