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Tech giants are stronger than Paul McCartney

The European parliament’s rejection of new copyright rules shows how difficult it is for regulators to compel the tech industry to pay for content that it uses for free. The parliament voted on Thursday to send a draft

World
Comcast tenders £22bn bid for UK’s Sky

Comcast has jumped into the fray for Sky, challenging Rupert Murdoch’s 21 Century Fox and Walt Disney Co with a cash offer valuing the business at £22.1bn and opening the possibility of a bidding contest

World
Google appeases publishers with subscriptions

A few years ago, Google regularly traded barbs with major news publishers in public. Today, Google is rewiring its search engine to appease them. The company is scrapping a contentious search result rule for subscription news sites and

Alistair Fairweather
The $100bn question

Just over a year ago I asked whether Facebook was really worth US$50bn. On Thursday I got my answer: no, it’s worth more like $100bn. After years of flirting with the market, Facebook has finally opened its kimono and started the process of offering its shares for public trading. On 1 February

Duncan McLeod
Television 2.0

While other mainstream media have undergone radical change due to the Internet, television has remained relatively immune to its influences — until now

Duncan McLeod
Has Murdoch lost the plot?

Rupert Murdoch, the leader of News Corp, is on a mission to get people to pay for his company’s journalism. He ’s even threatening to pull News Corp content off Google and to do an exclusive deal with Microsoft instead. Has he lost the plot?