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Rupert Murdoch

Born: March 11, 1931 (age 83) in Melbourne

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Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian American business magnate.

Murdoch became managing director of Australia's News Limited, inherited from his father, in 1952.

He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate, and its successors News Corp and 21st Century Fox after the conglomerate split on 28 June 2013.

In the 1950s and '60s, he acquired various newspapers in Australia and New Zealand, before expanding into the United Kingdom in 1969, taking over the News of the World followed closely by The Sun.

He moved to New York in 1974 to expand into the US market, but retained interests in Australia and Britain.

In 1981, he bought The Times, his first British broadsheet, and became a naturalised US citizen in 1985.

In 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, he consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes.

His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins and The Wall Street Journal.

He formed BSkyB in 1990 and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television.


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News Corp opposes Google in EU case

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has joined the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition.
Express and Star 12 hours agoAlso reported by •Belfast Telegraph
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Media buccaneer Rupert Murdoch dares to complain about Google's 'piracy'

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guardian.co.uk 13 hours ago

Videos for Rupert Murdoch

News video: Scotland Independence Brings Rupert Murdoch Back In Political Spotlight

Scotland Independence Brings Rupert Murdoch Back In Political Spotlight

How naive we were.Three years ago, as the phone-hacking scandal was fully exposed, everyone said, "Rupert Murdoch will never again be a force in British politics." Suddenly the man who'd been a force..
Source: Wochit - 4 days ago

News video: In the Papers - Could Rupert Murdoch play kingmaker in the Scottish referendum?

In the Papers - Could Rupert Murdoch play kingmaker in the Scottish referendum? 05:22

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Source: France 24 English - 1 week ago

News video: George Clooney to direct ‘Hack Attack’

George Clooney to direct ‘Hack Attack’ 03:50

Showbizcafe.com’s Jack Rico joins TODAY to talk about the buzziest celebrity stories of the week, including George Clooney announcing that he’ll direct a film about Rupert..
Source: Today Show - 2 weeks ago

News video: George Clooney To Direct Film On British Phone-Hacking Scandal Titled Hack Attack

George Clooney To Direct Film On British Phone-Hacking Scandal Titled Hack Attack 00:30

George Clooney's wedding may be in the very near future, but the Hollywood heavyweight already has his next major project lined up. Clooney is set to direct the film Hack Attack, based on Nick Davies'..
Source: Wochit Entertainment - 2 weeks ago

News video: George Clooney To Direct Phone Hacking Scandal Movie For Sony

George Clooney To Direct Phone Hacking Scandal Movie For Sony 00:51

George Clooney has made the call on his next directing project. The actor-producer-director will next helm an adaptation of the book Hack Attack , exploring the British phone hacking scandal..
Source: wochit - 2 weeks ago

 
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Theatre Review: Billie Piper stars in Great Britain at the National

★★★★★ With inquiries, investigations, MP select committees and dodgy dealings between opaque institutions, phone-hacking was a very broadsheet kind of scandal. Sex was there, but it was in..
City A.M. 16 hours ago

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News Corp calls Google a "platform for piracy"

News Corp has told the EU it believes Google is stifling competition and undermining the business model of “content creators” in its dominance of internet search. The Rupert Murdoch owned..
City A.M. 16 hours agoAlso reported by •guardian.co.uk
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Google: Rupert Murdoch is accusing us of eating his hamster

Technology giant talks tabloid in its response to News Corps accusation that it is a platform for piracy Continue reading...
guardian.co.uk 16 hours ago
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Scottish independence: Sun pushes back Page 3 for Yes ad

Is the papers double-page ad for the Yes campaign a subtle way for owner Rupert Murdoch to back the nationalists? Continue reading...
guardian.co.uk 2 days ago
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Scottish Sprint, ISIS Trailer, Gerard Drinks

scottish sprint, isis trailer, gerard drinksWorldcrunch.com / WHILE YOU SLEPT ** While You Slept ** Wednesday, September 17, 2014 *LAST DAY OF CAMPAIGNING IN SCOTLAND* Pro-independence and pro-union militants are campaigning for the..
Worldcrunch 2 days ago
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Fear and loathing on the Scottish campaign trail - its Labours turn next

After scaremongering over independence, Labour cant complain when it faces the music in next years general election Banks and other corporate giants warning that the roof will cave in. A..
guardian.co.uk 2 days ago

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Bit late? Sky Deutschland: "Actually, BSkyB's offer wasn't enough"

After two-and-a-bit months of rumination, the board of Sky Deutschland has today decided BSkyB's €6.75 (£5.37) a share takeover offer wasn't enough. After a fairness assessment by Bank of America..
City A.M. 2 days ago

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The Sun, and Rupert Murdoch, pull back from the independence brink

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guardian.co.uk 2 days ago

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Boris Johnson hopes for new Times as he meets Rupert Murdoch

London mayor and Tory MP candidate in impish form as he opens new home of moguls UK newspapersContinue reading...
guardian.co.uk 2 days ago

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Australians divided over Scottish referendum

Scottish independence prompts debate in Australia and pits 1.8 million Australians of Scottish heritage including Rupert Murdoch against English-born Australians such as Tony Abbott
Telegraph.co.uk 3 days ago

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James Cromwell To Play Rupert Murdoch In Australian Stage Show


ContactMusic 3 days ago

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Scottish independence: Rupert Murdoch cools on SNP as he considers Scottish Sun’s stance

Rupert Murdoch will decide over the next few days whether to throw the Scottish Sun’s support behind the Yes campaign – amid signs that he is  beginning to cool on the SNP. 
Independent 4 days ago

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It bears repeating: page 3 is still an ugly institution

The Sun's owner is having doubts about naked breasts. What a pity those in power don't share his concerns What, other than tweet and plot his succession, does Rupert Murdoch do all day? Recently, it..
guardian.co.uk 5 days ago

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Whatever the outcome in Scotland, please let Rupert Murdoch be wrong

The press baron is enjoying speculation about which way his Scottish Sun will go. But, as ever, he just wants to back a winner Continue reading...
guardian.co.uk 5 days ago

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Scotland independence vote: Murdoch back among ‘great Scottish people’ as tongues wag

The dramatic arrival of Rupert Murdoch in Scotland yesterday showed that the magnate has lost none of his love for backing winners. It seems the octogenarian wants to take the pulse of the land of his..
Independent 5 days ago

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