John Paczkowski

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Web 2.0 Summit: News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch & MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe

murdochbang.jpgHow will Rupert Murdoch, head of the world’s largest media empire and soon-to-be-owner of Dow Jones improve The Wall Street Journal?

  • Make it better in what it does now. Financial news.

  • Add more national and international news.
  • Kill the New York Times? “Yes, that would be nice.”
  • Expand the culture section.

How will he improve MySpace?

  • Renew co-founder Chris DeWolfe’s contract for another two years.

  • Roll out a “MySpace Platform” that will allow third-party developers to create applications for the social networking service.
  • Kill Facebook?

Imagine that would be “nice” too.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik