UPDATED-Might Bloomberg buy the New York Times?

April 21, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI speaks to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Ground Zero in New York,UPDATE – Bloomberg told a press conference on Monday that he is not entering the newspaper business, saying:

Blink… Times building just depreciated $1

April 17, 2008

time-building.jpgThe New York Times’ fancy new building on 8th Avenue comes at a cost. First there was the falling glass and other debris, then there was that annoying issue of mice making a home in the skyscraper.

NY Times buyout offers to become layoffs

April 16, 2008

The New York TimesAnother day, another story about job cuts and cost cutting in the publishing business.

Death comes for the archblogger

April 6, 2008

Matt RichtelAt the risk of stating the obvious, everybody’s blogging about New York Times reporter Matt Richtel’s story about how the stress of 24-7 blogging is thinning the herd of Internet scribes.

New York Times gets meta-rickrolled

March 28, 2008

astley2.jpgYou may have read recently about an Internet phenomenon called “rickrolling ,” which sends unsuspecting Web users to YouTube videos of Rick Astley’s ’80s pop single “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The New York Times wrote up the supposedly hilarious phenomenon on Monday, referencing a prank that purportedly interrupted a women’s basketball game:

Yahoo: Here’s why we rejected Microsoft offer

March 18, 2008

yang2.jpgYahoo’s surprise three-year forecast announcement on Tuesday lays out why the Internet giant has refused to budge from its belief that Microsoft’s bid severely undervalues the company.

GE: NBCU not for sale

March 11, 2008

immelt.jpgNBCU is not for sale. Got that?GE Chairman Jeff Immelt plans to put to bed persistent rumors that the industrial conglomerate is considering courting buyers for its broadcast, cable and movies division after the Beijing Olympics, according to the New York Times, citing Immelt’s note to GE investors in its annual report that will be filed on Wednesday.NYT quotes from the letter:“Should we sell NBCU? The answer is no!””I just don’t see it happening. Not before the Olympics, not after the Olympics. It doesn’t make sense.”Immelt tells investors NBCU earnings are also expected to jump 10 percent this year.Speculation gathered steam last October after the Financial Times reported about Immelt considering NBCU’s fate only after the Olympics in August, citing unnamed sources. That set the chatter mill abuzz with scenario-spinning with potential suitors for pieces, if not the whole.But who really wants a broadcast network — and who doesn’t already have one — these days?(NYTimes)Keep an eye on:

    Hulu launches, finally. (Reuters) Spitzer, from all angles. (HuffPost) Disney sees $1 billion from online content revenue in 2008, up from $700 million in 2007. (paidContent) AOL replaces head of Platform A after just seven months. (NYPost)

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