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Media Organizations Oppose Hulk Hogan’s Move to Block the Press From Sex Trial

recode.net — Media organizations have countered a move by Hulk Hogan to block the press from viewing a sex tape and other evidence at the center of his $100 million invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media.

Barry Diller’s IAC Plans to Spin Off Its Match and Tinder Business

recode.net — Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC, will spin off the company's online dating business into a separate publicly traded company by the end of the year. The company's Match Group, which owns Match.com, Tinder and OKCupid, plans to issue less than 20 percent of its shares in the offering, with IAC holding the rest, according to a company release.

James Murdoch Is an Old School Media Executive, So Don’t Expect Big Changes at His Dad’s Empire.

recode.net — James Murdoch finally won. Rupert Murdoch, his father and everyone's favorite media baron, agreed to hand over the CEO title at his company, 21st Century Fox, to his 42-year-old son, pending board approval.

Les Moonves Says It’s Unlikely CBS and Viacom Will Merge

recode.net — Les Moonves, the voluble CEO of CBS, doesn't see any tie-up possibilities with Viacom, the ailing cable network that owns MTV and Nickelodeon. "They don't want to be reunited with us, and we don't want to be reunited with them," the 65-year-old chief executive said at Code Conference today in Palos Ranchos Verdes, Calif.

AOL Was Approached by Three Other Bidders After Verizon

recode.net — AOL was approached by three other companies for a possible acquisition after Verizon made its overture in June of last year, according to recent filings with the Security and Exchange Commission. Of course, Verizon eventually won AOL in a $4.4 billion deal, but even then it turns out the three other companies had never made an offer, according to the filings.

News Corp. Will Write Down Print Division as Cash Flow Slows

bloomberg.com — May 25 (Bloomberg) -- News Corp., the media company controlled by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, said it will write down the value of its soon-to-be-independent publishing business by $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion this quarter, blaming slowing cash flow from its Australian and U.S. newspapers. News Corp.

AOL’s Tim Armstrong Likes Periscope for Company Meetings and Says Content Will Matter More as Competition Rises (VIDEO)

recode.net — Remember when AOL CEO Tim Armstrong publicly fired an employee during a company conference call? Armstrong does, but he's not too concerned about any further incidents since he just Periscope-d his latest company meeting, as he told Re/code's Kara Swisher at the cable industry's annual trade show, now called INTX (Internet and Television Expo) today.

The New York Times Will Hit One Million Digital Subscribers Soon. But Does It Matter?

recode.net — The New York Times is poised to hit 1 million paying digital subscribers sometime this summer, CEO Mark Thompson said during the company's earnings call last week - a significant figure that's as much a psychological milestone as a financial one. If you don't remember, the Times struggled internally for years about whether it should charge for online content.

ESPN Is Suing Verizon Because It’s Trying to Sell Small Bundles of TV Channels

recode.net — ESPN has said for over a week now that Verizon's attempt to sell skinny bundles of TV channels violates agreements it has with the distributor that prevents it from breaking up the bigger bundle of TV channels that EPSN sells. It's not just a statement anymore.

Suspects in incendiary FB posts out on police bail

thesundaily.my — GEORGE TOWN: Two men wanted for several incendiary postings on social media have been released on police bail. Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said the duo S.
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Jun 30, 2015

Newsrooms oppose Hulk Hogan's move to block press from his sex trial (yes, incl. Vox Media) on.recode.net/1g46Ron pic.twitter.com/VfeYi0F8mL

Jun 30, 2015

@fmanjoo @joeciarallo of course! so wondering then if people will buy subs. Ex.: vast majority of Spotify users use the free, not paid ver.

Jun 30, 2015

@joeciarallo @fmanjoo @Recode you listened to the radio a lot more too. the burden and the cost is now entirely on you. media is complicated

Jun 30, 2015

RT @fmanjoo: @edmundlee of all the bundles you can get, this is by far the best deal. You pay slightly more for just about everything.

Jun 30, 2015

@fmanjoo but isn't streaming just a different kind of bundle? Not every consumer likes that. I'd argue most don't.

Jun 30, 2015

@fmanjoo um, people spent ~$60/yr on music before streaming, half current sub fees on.recode.net/OqXdhU maybe better value but not cheaper

Jun 29, 2015

Uber wants to sell bonds, let's investors know it had $470 million in operating losses on $417 million in revs bloom.bg/1LRCCez

Jun 29, 2015

Down down down. #GreeceCrisis Money flows will just seize up more...hear that valleywags? pic.twitter.com/UI6RsXGkli

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