Murdoch Solves Empire Succession by Getting Rid of the Empire

For decades, investors, analysts, busybodies, columnists and gossips have loved to chew over the ultimate media-dynasty question: When Elisabeth Murdoch Sumner Redstone, long neglected. That inadvertently touched off one of the most tangled and

Meredith to Buy Time Inc. With Koch Backing

Meredith Corp. agreed to acquire Time Inc. for $2.8 billion including debt, swallowing the once-mighty home of Fortune and Sports Illustrated after the internet age wreaked havoc on even the most prestigious magazine titles. The […]

Disney Explored Buying Fox Assets; Talks Now Dead

Sky Plc satellite service in Europe, the person said. Disney wouldn’t acquire Fox’s broadcast network, Fox News, local broadcast stations or sports programming, the person said. The rise of online competitors Netflix, YouTube and Facebook […]

Billionaire Joe Ricketts Shuts Down Gothamist and DNAinfo

DNAinfo and Gothamist, which chronicled the daily grind of New York City life, are shutting down in the latest sign of struggle for online media. The decision to close both sites was announced in a […]

Diehard Fans Turn Virtual Teen Singer into Japanese Mega-Star

She wears extremely short skirts, sports blue pigtails to her knees and has the boundless energy of a playful puppy. During her 10-year career, she’s released more than 100,000 songs in a variety of languages and […]

This Company Says Its Software Can Pick Soccer Stars

About a decade ago, when Eric Castien was writing a history of Real Madrid soccer stars, he asked scouts and coaches what defined the greats. “They all pointed to their head and said, ‘It’s in […]

House Russia Probe Targets Google’s YouTube and Gmail

As part of a wide-ranging investigation into how Russian-linked operatives harnessed social media during the 2016 U.S. election, lawmakers are homing in on Google services including YouTube and Gmail. The Senate has called Alphabet Inc.’s […]

Manchester United Dreams of Mark Zuckerberg’s Billions

Much like a noisy Sky Sports ad promising a rollicking goal fest, Manchester United Plc's vice chairman Ed Woodward says upstart bidders such as Facebook Inc

The pre-match build-up to the bidding for English Premier League TV rights is in full swing. Soccer’s bigwigs are betting that the next three-year broadcasting package will fetch even more than the current 5.1 billion pound ($6.9 billion) […]