Introducing the News. Corp tablet, Amplify, aimed at schools

See that tablet above? That's the Amplify, built by the News Corporation-owned company of the same name, an educational unit of Rupert Murdoch's media empire. A 10-inch Android tablet, it's been designed with public school classrooms in mind, aimed at…

Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter, is branded a "w*nker"

Rupert Murdoch, the powerful and often controversial head of media powerhouse News Corporation, has joined Twitter. The ageing media baron has managed to rack up a whopping 80,000 followers in the short time since joining the micro-blogging service on…

News Corp withdraw bid for BSkyB

In the light of the recent hacking scandal that has rocked News Corporation to the core, Rupert Murdoch's media empire has decided to withdraw its bid for BSkyB, a monopolising move that seemed almost certain to be green-lit just a…

Activision Blizzard boss Kotick looking to buy Myspace?

Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick is said to be part of an investor consortium in talks with News Corporation about buying a controlling stake in the ailing MySpace social network. The New York Post (itself owned by News Corp.) is…

Branson's Project iPad magazine on the App Store Now

Richard Branson and Virgin's first roll of the iPad-publishing dice has touched down on the App Store. Issue 1 of the iPad only magazine Project is now available to download. Housed within a reader app, Project can then be bought…

Ashes cricket set to go free-to-air

Sky currently has an exclusivity deal on the Ashes worth £250 million, but former FA chief David Davies, who is heading the review, believes that sporting events with such "national resonance" should be widely available beyond subscription services.