Topic / Wall Street Journal

Facebook-Goldman Sachs offer excludes the US

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Goldman Sachs clients in the United Sates will be excluded from a US$1.5 billion private share offer in the popular social network Facebook, according to the Wall Street Journal, after media attention may make its private share offer invalid under US law. The company said in a statement that it wasn’t “required or requested by any other party” – including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Facebook offer has […]

Murdoch’s The Daily iPad newspaper images leaked

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The supposed The Daily iPad newspaper is getting closer to reality after images of the app (albeit small) were discovered on the app’s new website after a bit of digging. Damon Kiesow, from Poynter, went inside the CSS files of the paper’s site – thedaily.com – to find the image. And we can tell it will be in the traditional, Murdoch style with headlines such as “A Bridge to Farve” […]

WSJ: Verizon iPhone being announced Wednesday

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Rumours don’t get much more solid than this. While having no importance to Australians, Verizon getting the iPhone is a huge step for Apple and the USA. On Tuesday, (or Wednesday in Australia), Verizon is holding a mysterious event. And the Wall Street Journal says that “a source familiar with the matter” confirms that it’s for the iPhone. Sure, we don’t really care, but at least now we might be […]

TV maker to go into tablet, phone markets

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While in Australia, we have never heard of them; in America, that’s a whole different story. Vizio, a low-cost TV maker, is now setting its sights on a brand new market, hoping their strategy translates into sales. However, those two markets are the tablets and mobile phone market – two of the most crowded markets to date. The company will launch, according to the Wall Street Journal, a new 4-inch […]

Sony announces Playstation Move sold 4.1 million (to stores)

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While both the Kinect and PlayStation Move try to outdo each other as the superior motion controller, the PlayStation Move has already sold more than the Kinect’s 2.5 million units, according to a press release by Sony. Sony claims that the Move has sold over 4.1 million units worldwide since September – two months before the Kinect. However, there might be a catch to that.

AOL looking to buy Yahoo, talking to private equity firms

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AOL is looking at a potential bid for rival Yahoo and is seeking assistance to fund the bid with several equity firms, according to the Wall Street Journal citing several people “familiar” with the talks. Among the equity partners, Blackstone Group and Silver Lake Partners have expressed interest. Both AOL and Yahoo have changed in the decade – turning from an ISP and search engine/directory to both content powerhouses – […]

ABC, Fox agree to iTunes 99c rentals for shows

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RUMOUR MILL: Just hours before the September Apple event tomorrow, there are reports that US Television networks ABC and Fox are reported to have agreed on a deal with Apple on allowing 99-cent rentals of its television shows through the iTunes store. According to The Wall Street Journal, quoting those familiar with the matter, the deal will allow users to watch the show on the variety of Apple products and […]

WSJ: New iPhone on the way, one going to Verizon?

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RUMOUR MILL: Apple is said to be developing two new iPhones to debut sometime in the Summer (Australia’s winter), including one that will be heading to Verizon Wireless, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. Both rumours aren’t a shock. The first isn’t that surprising – mainly because Apple updates its iPhones almost every year (and it’s nearing the one year mark since the iPhone 3GS was […]

Rumour: CBS and Disney consider subscription service with Apple

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RUMOUR MILL: CBS Corporation, the owner of CBS and owns 50% of the CW, and Walt Disney, which owns such channels like ABC and ESPN, are considering a move with Apple that could take on the cable and satellite TV industry by offering a subscription service, according to the Wall Street Journal, talking to “people familiar with the matter”. Walt Disney is expected to become part of the service as […]

Wall Street Journal to start “micropayments” model

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The Wall Street Journal, one of News Corporation’s titular newspapers, is expected to announce a new way for non-subscribers to access individual articles without spending over US$100 to access WSJ.com, according to a report in The Financial Times on Sunday. The “sophisticated micro-payments service”, according to Robert Thomson, editor in chief of Dow Jones and the managing editor of the WSJ, told the site. This will allow the paper to […]


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